Callaway Memories

Photo courtesy the Kingdom of Callaway Historical Society
The Klein building at 300 Fulton Ave., Mokane, as it appeared in the 1920s.
Photo courtesy the Kingdom of Callaway Historical Society The Klein building at 300 Fulton Ave., Mokane, as it appeared in the 1920s.

125 years ago (1899)

(From advertisement) 10 Reasons Why You Ought to Trade With Us. 1) We keep the best line of Mdse in

the county. 2) We are the leaders in low prices. 3) We have withstood the storms of years. We are here

to stay. 4) While others come and go, we hold fast, pushing right to the front. 5) We buy off the farm at

the best prices. 6) We never sacrifice a principle to make a sale. 7) If you buy from us (to eat), it's pure

and wholesome. 8) If you buy it to wear, we give you new stylish goods. Nothing old or shelf worn. We

haven't got 'em. 9) If you become dissatisfied with your purchase, your money will be cheerfully

refunded. 10) We are going to continue business at the old stand, giving greater value than ever, always

quick to meet a decline and slow to advance our prices. Yours for business, A. F. Klein-Wreckers of High

Prices. At Mokane, MO.

100 years ago (1924)

Thomas Bell Blackburn passed away at his home on East Fifth Street. Death caused by complication of

diseases. He had not been in good health for the past 10 years and basically bedridden since September.

He was born 7/11/1860 in Waverly, MO but he came to Callaway early in life where he took up farming

{south of Fulton, Brown School neighborhood} until he was forced to retire on account of his health. He

married Miss Alice Quinn of Joplin on 6/15/1884 and to this union, two children were born- Dr. Quinn

Blackburn of New Bloomfield and Mrs. W. T. Pasley of Fulton. His children and wife survive him. He was

a member of the Presbyterian Church. A funeral service will be conducted at the home by Rev. Dr. E. F.

Abbott of the Presbyterian Church. The body will be laid to rest in Hillcrest Cemetery.

75 years ago (1949)

Perfect Sunday School Attendance Wins 30 Free Airplane Rides. Thirty members of the Richland Baptist

Church Sunday School had an unusual gift from Sunday School Superintendent, W. T. Craig. He gave

each a free airplane ride as a reward for Sunday School Attendance. Miss Iris Painter, manager of the

Fulton Municipal Airport, was pilot and took her passengers, three and four at a time, over Fulton, the

William Woods lake, and other nearby points of interest. Mr. Craig has been a flying enthusiast for

several years and has about 25 hours flying time to his credit.

Collect 324 Pounds of Clothing in Drive. FHS Students Give Generously To Aid Needy Children. FHS

students and their friends have contributed 324 pounds of wearable clothing to the "Bundle Day" drive

held this week. Miss Mossie Humphreys, faculty member in charge, said the students were very

interested in the drive and that their response in collecting the clothing was so generous that more

shipping bags had to be ordered. The clothing is to be distributed by the Save the Children Federations

in its program of assistance to children in isolated rural areas of the United States and in four European


Lyle Clatterbuck Had Yield of 121.78 Bushels on Five-Acre Plot. The county title in the 11th Annual

national DeKalb Corn Growing Contest has been claimed by Lyle Clatterbuck, farmer near Auxvasse, who

reported a yield of 121.78 bushels per acre on his selected five-acre plot this year. Other high yields in

Callaway were made by Joe Haden, Hatton, who placed second; Pete Garrett, New Bloomfield, third; and

T. K. Stephens, Auxvassee, fourth. Prizes will be awarded by the DeKalb Agricultural Association, Inc. The

winners' corn was produced with a DeKalb hybrid. The primary purpose of the contest, company officials

explain, is to encourage better farming practices.

50 years ago (1974)

There is a crop production meeting planned by farmers in the Tebbetts area. Those attending the

planning session include: Shorty Burre, Claude Jackson, Roger Dickson, Charles Herndon, Vance Sitton,

Otto Koelling, A. W. Autenrieth and Junior Phillips. The meeting will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the

Tebbetts Community Hall. Area farmers are invited to attend. Colored slides of crop production

problems will be shown and discussed, including disease, insects and herbicide damage symptoms,

according to Frank D. Miller, Area Agronomy Specialist. Soil Test interpretation will also be discussed as

well as how soil test information can be helpful in determining herbicide rates. Refreshments will be

served courtesy of W. A. Rootes and Co. Elevator at Tebbetts.

25 years ago (1999)

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bolton of Fulton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999, with

a surprise dinner party hosted by their daughter, Janet Jury, relatives and close friends. Dennis Jackson

Bolton and Martha Lee Payne were married January 26, 1949 by the late Rev. C. E. Hanan, who

performed the ceremony in front of the fireplace in the pastor's study at the First Baptist Church in

Fulton. Their attendants were Albia Saling, friend of the bride and brother of the groom, Ralph Bolton.

Mr. Bolton is the son of the late John Lee and Mary May (Lukens) Bolton. Mrs. Bolton is the daughter of

Stella B. Vinyard Payne of Fulton and the late Lloyd Payne. The Boltons owned and operated Bolton's

Davis Paint and Gift Store from 1959 to 1968. After his retirement from Harbison Walker, Mr. Bolton

drove a school bus for Fulton Public Schools until his retirement in 1995. Mrs. Bolton also drove a school

bus for the district until her retirement in 1995. The two also drove buses for the Missouri School for the

Deaf. The couple has two daughters, Kathy Ewing Kemp of Columbia and Janet N. Jury of Mokane. They

also have five grandchildren: Brandy Jury, Fulton, Cherie Jury, Karthaus, PA, Miranda and Derek Ewing

and Jacci Kemp, all of Mokane.

(From Caption) Fulton Eastern Star member Betty Brennan pins the 50-year membership pin on Shirley

Drinkard as members Betty Campbell and Carol Knowles look on.