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Brookfield Argus (Newspaper) - June 23, 1950, Brookfield, Missouri Argus volume Lxvii a no. 75brookfield, Missouri Friday june 23, 1950 Linn county a leading newspaper troop no. 3 of girl scouts of. Three Day camping trip married in Bolivar. Tennessee it Sunflower troop no. 3 of the Brookfield girl scouts is right in the Middle of a three Day camping and Field trip at Pershing Park and having the time of their lives in the Beautiful recreation area. Every Nio Dern convenience has k��1 provided for their p Comfort Aru safety and yet they Are playing sleeping and eating food of their own cooking in the heart of ageless Oak Hickory and Walnut Treng on the Banks of Locust Creek where in the Early Days indians set up their teepees held their nightly pow wows and prepared their Young warriors for Battle. These girls Bright eyed and full of vitality have been Busy every minute of the time since their arrival wednesday noon. Just As soon As they arrived they were assigned four of the Cabin tent houses which they promptly named. The names Given the houses by the girls Are a a Poplar drive Quot a the oven a a stumble inn a and a freshman their choosing to Fife names Quot was not revealed nor their reasons the question Why the names brought Only giggles. But the girls Are like that. Just As soon As they were assigned Cabins the girl. Became hungry and brought out provisions in the form of a sack lunch which they devoured in the open. Since this is an informal Camp no regular routine or schedule is a being followed. All retired fairly a Early last night but there was Little sleep during the night. It was just too exciting. Soon after darkness the weird and Mournful Hoot owl started his serenade along with the steady chorus of the frogs from the nearby pools and the Creek. There were strange rustling in the Trees even the Bushes reflecting strange shadows. Harve Kelley superintendent of the Pershing Park smiled broadly when he was told that the girls would go to sleep Early. He knew better. A the girls wont sleep much i have seen such groups before but they will enjoy every minute of it a he said. Inc Dently or. Kelley assigned a Man to guard the girls Camp during their stay. Kelley also has placed himself in the hands of the a a scouts for any Park service which they May require. A the Park welcomes and urges such responsible groups to take advantage of these wonderful recreational facilities Here a or. About 7 00 p. In. Between meals the girls were served oranges with a Peppermint stick thrust through them to serve As straws such As one uses at a soda it outta in. Thursday afternoon the girls went on a a Rock walk Quot looking Lor Odd specimens. There was no swimming during the Outing As the rules require a qualified life Saver swimmer when such groups swim. Mrs. Howard Green Troup Leader who has qualified officially for first Aid work had first Aid kits which had been provided by or. Bohnsack. There was no had for them however As the of in a is enjoyed without any acct. A. A few chiggers a. D a few Mosquito were just brushed off As the girls be bothered with such truffles when they were having such a glorious time. The trip was More or less of a test trip and will no doubt pave the Way for similar trips by other groups of the organization. Those who have fears of the wilds As some think the spot seems to be Over there should rest assured that it is nothing of the kind. The Park authorities have provided running Witter refrigeration a modern screened dining room massive polished Oak tables for work or for dining a radio is available. The modern shelter House is completely glassed in with Sun porches. The shelter House features a modern Kitchen completely equipped. The Park is constantly supervised by superintendent Kelley and his staff. Mrs. Howard b. Green Troup Leader mrs. Gene Ammon and mrs. Cal Alverson assistants were in charge of the following girls Margaret Duker president of the troop Joan Cleveland Marilyn Sloneker Daphne Anne Harwood Diana Green Beverly in year Betty Cassity Shirley Perry Harriette Snider Joyce Jordan and Lucille Smith. A hundreds of ladies attend cooking school scores of ladies stood outside the Degraw j beaten wednesday afternoon near a Loudspeaker while inside nearly a thousand were present for the final session of a five week cooking school sponsored by the theater and tile Church of the Nazarene Cassie m. Kelsey pastor. Church school 9 45 a. In. Communion service 10 45 a. In. Junior society 7 15 p. In. N. Y. P. S., 7 15 p. In. Evening worship 8 00. Midweek prayer service wednesday evening at 8 00. Park Baptist Church Fred h Farris pastor. The pastors Sermon topics for morning and evening Are a Why should i tithe and Quot soul loss the choir will sing Quot throw out the lifeline a Nolte and Quot consecrated lord to thee Quot Van wort. Sunday school 9 30 . Morning worship 10 30 training Union 7 00 p. In. Evening worship 8 00. Wednesday evening 7 30, mid week service followed by choir rehearsal at 8 30. The fifth annual meeting of grand Oaks North Missouri Baptist Assembly near Chillicothe convenes monday june 26 and continues until july 2. Services will be held every Day and evening. Worship and Sermon by or. E. D. Owen of Sikeston Missouri each evening at 8 15. A cordial invitation is extended to All to attend our services. The first evangelical United Brethren Church South main at Robard Street Rev. Edwin d. Jones. Pastor morning worship and Junior Church 9 30. Sunday school 10 30 a. In. Youth Fellowship 6 30 p. In. Evangelistic service 7 30 . Mid week service wednesday evening 7 30 choir rehearsal at 8 30. Captured after hotel slaying a sergeant Leo Hoedl left of the Kansas City police takes a statement from Earl g. Murrell 37, right former hotel room clerk after the latter was captured following the fatal shooting of Marshall h. Dean 35-year-old assistant manager of Kansas City a hotel president. Nea telephoto Kelley said. A it is regrettable that More citizens Are not aware of the attractiveness of this place natural attractiveness and the at Active provisions which have been made for outings Here a he told an Argus reporter today. A we will be glad to Tell anyone just what groups May use the Park and the rules pertaining to the girls and their scout leaders arose at 4 00 of clock thursday morning and enjoyed a breakfast in the spacious and Modem dining Hall. They had Bacon and eggs Tomato juice bread butter and milk. At the noon hour they gathered around three out door fireplaces and cooked a meal consisting of carrots potatoes onions mixed with hamburger in a style All of their own. Large patties wrapped j in aluminium foil were placed to restly Over Beds of coals from. Hickory Wood fires. Just the Aroma of the cooking made everyone hungry and they sat in the Shade of Large Oak Trees to consume their1 own culinary achievements. For dinner thursday night the girls enjoyed a sumptuous meal in the new shelter House. The menu consisted of baked Ham potato salad lettuce salad milk cokes and Candy bars. Dinner was served Brookfield merchants. Space inside the theater was filled even before miss Ann Retzer Home economist from the Kel Elnator corporation st. Louis began her demonstration it was estimated by Gene Kincaid that at least As Many were unable to get seats. The electric Range furnished by the Missouri Power amp Light company for the school was presented to mrs. Glenn Simpson at the final session. Miss Delois Jones conducted the first session mrs. Ralph Roe. Women a editor of the Linn county Farmer the next three and miss Retzer the last session. Assembly of god Church 216 Market Street Rev. John Meeks pastor. Sunday school 9 45. Morning worship 11 00 of clock. Young Peoples meeting 6 30. Evangelistic service 7 30 p. In. Mid week service wednesday evening at 7 30. We Welcome All. For free transportation Call 698w or 885, Church of Christ a meets in the v. F. W. Hall each sunday. Services begin at 10 00 a. In. Song prayer Bible class scripture Reading communion service and Fellowship. The presbyterian Church Rev. Robert Lee King pastor. Church school 9 30. Morning worship 10 45. Sermon a the spirit that local pastor honoured. The Rev. Milton m. Thorne pastor of the Brookfield methodist Church has been chosen As one of a Small percentage of the 20,000 methodist ministers to appear in the first edition of Quot who a who in methodism a a volume soon to be off the press. The Book is being compiled by the a. N. Marquis company of Chicago publishers of a a who a who in Bishop Ivan Lee Holt of st. Louis president of the Assoc at pm of methodist historical societies is cooperating with the publishers in preparing a a copy for the volume. Brookfield methodist Church Rev. Milton m. Thorne pastor. Sunday school 9 30 a. In. Mrs. Harry l. Barber general superintendent. Morning Public worship 10 45. Sermon theme Quot the sin of Anthem by the Sanctuary choir a when i Survey the wondrous i Cross a with incidental Solo by miss j Faye Watson mrs. Ira j. Williams director. No youth Fellowship or j adult Fellowship likening Public worship at 8 00. Sermon theme Quot against the ours is Quot the House of helpfulness a if you want help come. If you would help come. Our services Are Worth crossing town for. Of Paramount interest throughout Hardeman county is the announcement of the marriage of miss Marjorie Daume daughter of w. A. Daume and the late mrs. Daume of Brookfield Missouri to Milston Sealand son of or. And mrs. O. F. Sealand of Hickory Valley on june 7. The ceremony was solemnized at a nuptial High mass and the celebrant was father Gerald Swift. The impressive double ring ceremony was held at st. Mary s Chapel at Savannah in the presence of relatives and friends. The Bride was attired in pastel silk with White accessories and she carried a bridal bouquet of White orchids and lilies of the Valley. Mrs. Joseph do Agostine of Bolivar was Matron of Honor. She wore a Pink dress with White accessories and a Corsage of White carnations. V Joseph Ixa Gostino was Best Man. Mrs. Sealand Mother of the bridegroom wore a Navy sheer with Matching accessories and White carnations. Following the ceremony a wedding breakfast was held for the bridal party at the Home of father Swift after which the couple left on a wedding trip to i the smokes. Mrs. Sealand nurse at the International shoe company Bolivar Tannery will resign her duties this fall to join her Hus ban who is enrolled at the University of to fit in ssh a College of Bolivar bulletin and Hardeman county times Bolivar Tennessee. New service announced for University students the University of Missouri has announced a plan to save time and expense for All freshmen students desiring to enter the University this fall. Representatives of the University will visit several convenient area centers during june and july to Register new students without requiring an Advance trip to Columbia. I this new plan applies to All freshmen enrolling for the first time and desiring to take courses in agriculture Home economics forestry pre veterinary Medicine arts and science education or engineering. The enrolment centers will be set up in cooperation with county Extension offices for the following places and dates new London june 22 Edina june 23 Kirkwood Library june 27 Perryville june 28, new Madrid june 29 Poplar Bluff june 30 Lebanon july la it. Vernon july 12 West Plains july 13 Salem july 14 Carrollton july 18 Plattsburg july 19 Savannah july 20 Princeton july 21 Sedalia july 25 Butler july 26 and Independence july 27, f to prospective students in Linn county the following suggestions Are offered by Linn county agent Marvin Garner a if you have not already sent in a transcript of your High school grades to the director of admin ions Jesse Hall Columbia mo., of should do so at once. By doing this you will get a permit to enrol. Of you have not received this by the time of the meeting nearest your Home take with you to the meeting a transcript of your grades signed by your High school principal. Each of the meetings listed will begin at 9 30 in the morning. You will find several persons from the University ready to answer questions and help make out your study the meeting for this area will be held in the courthouse building at Carrollton july 18. First Church of Christ. Scientist 314 Linn Street. A Christian science a is the subject of the lesson Sermon in All churches of Christ. Scientist on sunday june 25, 1960. Golden text in. 52 7. Among the citations which comprise the lesson Sermon is the following from tip knights of Columbus Are sponsoring picnic the knights of Columbus Are sponsoring a Parish picnic for the parishioners of the immaculate Conception Church sunday to be held at the Frank Hoskins farm better known As the old Edmorris farm which is approximately two Miles East of town on the country club Road. The committee requests that everyone bring a Basket dinner including meat a covered dish and your own service. There will be games for the children and various other entertainment to keep everyone interested. I the picnic will Start immediately following 9 of clock mass. Transportation will be furnished tor those who wish it. Bible a Eye Are a chosen generation a Royal Priesthood a holy nation a Peculiar people that be should Shew Forth the praises of him who a it a called you out of darkness into his marvelous i pet. 2 9. The lesson Sermon also includes the Fol i lowing from the Christian science textbook a science and health with key to the scriptures a by Mary Baker Eddy a beyond the frail premises of human beliefs above the loosening grasp of creeds the i demonstration of Christian mind Healing stands a revealed and prac j tical science. It is imperious throughout All Ages As Christ a Rev i elation of truth of life and of love which remains inviolate for every Man to understand and to Page 98. Alexander studio receives contract Eldon Alexander owner and operator of the Alexander studio in Brookfield has received the contract for photographing National guardsmen of the 34th and 35th divisions while they Are in Camp at fort Leonard Wood in August. Frank Gress former owner of the Gress studio now alexanders will be the chief Camerman at the Camp on the photographic assignments. Or. Alexander and or. Gress were at fort Leonard Wood tuesday completing arrangements tor the work. The photographs will be taken of the Large assembled groups of the various division units. Or. Gress will supervise these group sittings. The developing and finishing will be carried on in the Alexander studio Here. The pictures will be of Large size. Showing ail the members of the groups in Clear detail. Photographing such groups requires a special skill and contracts go Only to those who have proven themselves in the Field both or. Gress and or. Alexander have had Large experience in the Field. Or. Gress has been taking Large group photos for nearly fifty years starting the business when he was just a youth. Or. Alexander carries All the technical knowledge of Fine development which is necessary to Complete the task. Minister is charged with attack on 3 Young girls services today for mrs. Flora Mckinney mrs. Flora Mckinney passed away at the Brookfield Hospital wednesday afternoon june 21, 1950. Funeral services will be from the Hill funeral Home this Friday afternoon june 23, 1950, a 3 of clock conducted by Rev. Kenneth Kelley with interment in st. Michael cemetery. Flora daughter of John h. And Melissa Allison was born june 6, 1877, in Laclede Missouri. On april 26, 1898 she was United in marriage with Owen Mckinney who preceded her in death in the year 1939. Mrs. Mckinney had lived in and around Brookfield All of. Her life. Her life was always an expression of kindness and thoughtfulness for others in doing deeds which Hellord them along in life a pathway. For Many years it mrs. Mckinney had been a faithful worker in the Christian Church. Mrs. Mckinney is survived by four1,. Sisters mrs. Margaret a. Kendrick Saginaw Michigan mrs Harvey Haight Leesville Louisiana mrs. James Lambert Moberly Misouri mrs. Myrtle Brewer Brookfield Missouri. One brother Emery Allison Billings Montana. Besides the family mrs. Mckinney leaves a Host of friends who highly respected her for her High ideals of life. Brookfield bombers defeat Unionville 11-9 the Brookfield bombers of the ban Johnson league Defeated the Strong Unionville team at Lions Field wednesday evening by a score of la to 9. This is the third straight defeat that the bombers had administered to the Unionville boys and dimmed their chances of taking the league Lead. Kirksville had Defeated them 2 to i tuesday night in a game at Unionville. The bombers have now sustained but one defeat and it looks As if they will Lead the league for the first half. Technically it is possible for them to be dethroned but not probable. Tooey went the route for the bombers until the ninth when Duckworth relieved him to retire the Side. Tooey was hit freely at times and after the bombers had had a spree where they held a to to 3 Lead Unionville came Back with one of their own to get Tooey in hot water. Errors on both sides helped pile in the score. The bombs hit timely and ran wild on the bases to hold therr league Lead. The bombers play Sumner Here Friday night and either Bill Kennedy or Eldon Brown of Kansas City will pitch for Sumner. The Sumner boys Are coming loaded. The game starts at 8 15. The american. Legion team plays Salisbury sunday afternoon at Lions Field and this is really an important game As Salisbury is leading the american legion league of this local division. Preliminary hearing set for next monday Merrit Kenneth Kirks appearing before Delmar Dail acting magistrate of Linn county in the Linneus courthouse late thursday afternoon asked for a preliminary hearing and expressed a desire to employ a lawyer to defend him against charges that will be filed As a result of statements which were made in a confession wednesday evening concerning his actions in the assault of two Small girls and the rape of a third last week. Marvin Hopper prosecuting attorney stated that Kirks would be brought up for a preliminary hearing monday morning june 26, at to of clock at which time three charges ban be filed against him one for rape two for assault one with a deadly weapon. Kirksy Mother from Kansas City and his wife were present in the court room and afterwards held a lengthy conversation with the son and husband in the presence of trooper k. A. Rennell of the Missouri state Highway patrol. When Kirks noticed a photographer waiting in the Hall he said to trooper Runnells a if he tries to take my picture i will smash his Rennells informed the photographer Jean Paul Devoy who was there to get a picture on an assignment from the Acme news photo company what Kirks had said. Or. Devoy consulted with sheriff Clyde Finney about it. Finney said he would not try to keep him from taking the picture but that he did wish to keep Down any disturbance and he feared that he would have to manhandle the prisoner because of his antagonism toward the photographer. Sheriff Finney then told or. Devoy that he would talk to Kirks again and see what his attitude was. A few minutes later Kirks came Down the courthouse Steps with sheriff Finney on one and trooper Rennells on the other. He marched quickly Down the Steps and smiled sanely As Jean Faul snapped the picture. A few minutes later apparently reconciled to the publicity which he had incurred he posed for More pictures at the jail. Kirksy Mother came Down the stairs with his wife and made the remark that her son was going to wait the photographer out but decided that it was of no use. The citizens of Mendon particularly members of the Christian Church of which Kirks is pastor were stunned by the tragic events which led to his arrest. Many of them had noticed the Missouri state troopers cruising sign two Page confession according to Highway patrol Merritt Kenneth Kirks commonly known As Kenneth Kirks a 27-year-old minister pastor of the Christian Chun at Mendon is being held without Bond in the county jail at Linneus charged with rape and assault involving three Brookfield girls Ages 14, 14 and 13, in the Rural area North of st. Catherine last thursday. Kirks was taken into custody by Linn county authorities and members of the Missouri state Highway patrol wednesday evening after he was questioned in Mendon. The arrest followed an intensive search by All Law enforcement agencies of the state for a Small Man wearing sunglasses and driving a late Model Blue Plymouth car. Sergeant Walter Snyder of troop a stationed Here in Brookfield had during a Check of the various Blue Plymouth and their owners in the Vicinity Learned that Kirks owned such a car and fitted the description. Also he Learned that Kirks was a preacher married and had two Little daughters one three years old and the other one year old. Quot it seemed unlikely that this Man could be guilty of such a sergeant Snyder told the Brookfield Argus. A i spent a restless night the night before last. Could not sleep but became convinced that this must be the Man. I contacted Captain g. W. Pate at Macon and then talked to prosecuting attorney Marvin Hopper about the suspect. A shopper said a if you think you Are right lets get into action a lets go right Down and see then Captain Fate sergeant Snyder trooper k. A. Rennells and prosecuting attorney Marvin Hopper drove to Mendon. Kirks was located to town and As soon As the officers approached him he began to talk. According to sergeant Snyder he said repeatedly a i think i know what you then Snyder said he declared that he did it and stated that he would sign a confession. The statements which Are in the confession which sergeant Snyder witnessed along with Hopper Pate Rennells and other officers Are Complete. The confession carried the information that Kirks was born in Moberly 27 years ago that he had attended Westport High school in Kansas City and that he had been employed there in various capacities As a clerk before world War Al he served overseas in the War and received a superficial head wound before he was discharged. This wound around the town for two or three was no it a claimed to have been ser Days prior to the arrest but assumed that they were checking up on a Small robbery which had been committed there just a few Days ago. Walter Manlove who the chairman of the Church Board and Tom Hart both Long time members of the Church were in Linneus for the appearance of Kirks. Ious. He also was in a German prison Camp for a Short time before his discharge. He attended Drake University at Des Moines and received a degree from there of Bachelor of arts. He was ordained As a disciples of Christ minister in 1948 and became minister of the Mendon Church in youth group at Fayette eight boys and girls of Junior High age of the methodist Church Are spending this week at Fayette attending a Church Institute. They Are Sharon Davis Verna Hahn Patty Perkins Frances Stevens Lavon Burris Ronald deem. Larry Richardson and Theodore Vasey. Love As he sat on a Bench in the corridor just outside the court room. I a note a out of consideration for the Young girls and their parents the Brookfield Argus As has been its policy for a half Century is not publishing the names of the three children innocently involved in this happening. All 48 states Are represented in the 19th infantry regiment now in Japan the Range being from one Nevada to nearly 200 new yorkers. Aerialist plunges to death a an Amateur photographer had a premonition when she took the photo at left of Franz helmsman a the great Francisco Quot As he balanced on his head atop a 110-foot steel pole Arrow. Seconds Tater the pole snapped and Heinsman plunged to his death before a circus crowd at the state Fairgrounds at a Ieok it. Colorado. He was dead when circus hands reached him on the tan bark Nea telephoto a the was doing a Fine Job As Pas apr of this year. He has two tor was very efficient and very pop Small daughters Ages three and one ular in the Church a said or. Man i year us a a time after his marriage he and his family lived with his parents in Kansas City. According to sergeant Snyder Kirks stated that he drove to Brookfield the afternoon of the attack and was driving on the country club Road. He noticed the girls and picked them up and told them he would take them to the country club. He let them out at the Gate and drove on. Later he came Back. They were still standing there and said they were looking for someone but find them. He induced them to get in his car and that thousands have found in the1 promised to bring them Home. He study of Christian science a Pana drove to st. Catherine and bought Cea for All human needs will be pm them each a bottle of pop. Pha sized in the free Public lecture then he drove North and stopped on this subject to be Given next on a Side re a let it forced two of the monday evening in the Brookfield 6irs to get out of the car and High school auditorium. The speak when they did he struck both of or will be John s. Sammons. C. A. I them with a German make pistol. Lecture to be Given by John s. Sammons c. Of Chicago Illinois. Then he took the remaining girl the lecture is sponsored by first and forced her to disrobe. Church of Christ scientist Brookfield. Jasper i. Ward. Chairman of the local Church s lecture advertising committee explained that or. Sammons is authorized by the i the girls who had been struck later revived from the blows and ran from the car. He then drove Back toward 8t. Catherine and let the third girl out of the car. Then Mother Church the first Church i drove on to Mendon. Of Christ scientist in Boston Massachusetts to explain How Christian science questions of vital importance to i everyone today. In particular or. Ward Points out. He will stress the when the state of Atrol was informed of the crime it began an answers Many intensive search. All Blue Plymouth were checked in order and All possible suspects were screened. Kirks who is five feet four weighs Power of prayer to heal All types of disease destroy fear and meet All other human needs. Or. Ward adds that All such Christian science lectures Are open to everyone and Are free. Yellow bellies hungry Parkersburg w. up a the Aion. 121 pounds and is 27 years old. His description and the Way he was dressed made an impression on sergeant Snyder. More and More he became convinced that Kirks was the Man and the result was the arrest of us suspect and his subsequent Confes yellow bellied Sapsucker is giving Park officials a headache. It is a member of the Woodpecker family likes sap and pecks away at Maple Trees until it sometimes maim and kills them. According to the officers. Kirks will not be admitted to Bond As this is an a bailable offence. He was arraigned before acting judge Delmar Dail at Linno at 4.30 thursday afternoon

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