The following items were taken from the Nov. 2 through 8, 1913, Examiner.
• Joseph F. Smith of Salt Lake City, President of the Utah Mormon Church, Bishop C.W. Nibley, and George Albert Smith, a member of the Quorum of Twelve, are expected to be in this city. Joseph F. Smith has not been here for several years. He is a cousin of Joseph Smith, president of the Reorganized Latter Day Saints Church, and bears the same relation to the big Utah Church that Joseph Smith does to the Reorganization.
• A new well at Union School, northeast of Independence, is saving lots of trips up and down a big hill to carry water from the spring. “Now we can have fresh water all day through and don’t have to carry a single drop up that fierce hill,” said one of the boys.
• The Rev. Edward P. Ryland, who was pastor of the First Methodist Church of this city about 15 years ago, and is now pastor of a church at Hollywood, a suburb of Los Angeles, arrived in this city for a short visit to see his mother, Mrs. John E. Ryland.
• The total abolition of corporal punishment in the schools of the state is one of the reforms, which will be urged at a three days’ meeting of the teachers of Missouri, which opens in St. Louis. Simplified spelling is also to be advocated. It is expected that 5,000 teachers will attend.
n The Jackson County Home for Dependent Girls is to be permanently located just north of this city. The county court purchased 85 acres for a site. The ground belongs to Mrs. Mary A. Cravens, who is now living at the Roosevelt Hotel in Kansas City. She was formerly the wife of the late M.G. Jacobs of this city.
– Jillayne Ritchie