The following items were taken from the Oct. 26 through Nov. 1, 1913, Examiner.

•George St. Clair, chief of police, has given notice that the department will begin strictly enforcing the city ordinances requiring all vehicles to have lights at night. Failure to comply with the ordinance will subject offenders to arrest. The penalty is a fine of from $1 to $50, or imprisonment in the city jail, or both. The ordinance applies to automobiles, motorcycles, buggies and wagons.

•The daily newspapers of Missouri formed an organization for mutual support and co-operative work. The purpose is to cover Missouri from a news standpoint and to co-operate in the securing of advertising from outside the local territories. William Southern Jr. of the Independence Examiner attended the meeting in St. Louis. There are about 30 newspapers in the state which publish daily.

• The Parents and Teachers’ Association, which recently organized in the Columbian School, is very much interested in the proposition for free text books. Mrs. A.L. Yingling is president and is making visits and a committee is assisting her in bringing the matter to the attention of the parent-teacher organizations of the other schools.

• The Independence Mercy Club was recently organized at the home of Mrs. N.P. Wood. The club will meet once a month and sew for the Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. The members are Misses Dorothy Clark, Martha Robinson, Mary Child, Pauline Bundschu, Elizabeth Shelton, Julia Ott, Margaret Clements, Lorine Clements, Helen Wood, Margaret Cogswell, Mae Bowdle, Eleanor McCullough, Charnelcie Gabriel, Frances Gabriel, Elenor Flournoy, Mary Mildred Zick, Anna Prewitt and Eleanore McCoy.

– Jillayne Ritchie