To the Editor:

This is in reply to Mr. Mize’s letter in Tuesday’s newspaper. Many, many years ago my husband Buster went to Maud to Howard O’Daniels Feed store to purchase horse feed. When he went to pay for it, he didn’t have a checkbook with him because I usually paid all the bills and he seldom wrote a check.


To the Editor:
This is in reply to Mr. Mize’s letter in Tuesday’s newspaper. Many, many years ago my husband Buster went to Maud to Howard O’Daniels Feed store to purchase horse feed. When he went to pay for it, he didn’t have a checkbook with him because I usually paid all the bills and he seldom wrote a check. Howard offered his checkbook to him and Buster wrote a check for $45 on the Maud Bank and we had our money, or rather our checking account, at the Farmers & Merchants Bank at Tecumseh. In fact, I had moved all the money we had previously in the bank at Maud.
The next day I received a call from the Maud Bank asking me to bring $45 to the bank as they had cashed a check for us in that amount. I said, “I don’t have an account there anymore” and the girl said, “I know, but your husband wrote a check on us and we cashed it.” I immediately rushed to Maud with the money.
It is sad, but business isn’t done like that in this age we live in now. Of course, it would be impossible now.
Mrs. Buster Richardson,
Saint Louis