The Johnson County Retail Merchants and Farmers’ Association, with headquarters in Olathe, F. L. House, secretary, is one of the important institutions of the county. Its object is closer association and betterment of the merchants and farmers in Olathe and Johnson county, to secure and disseminate to its members any and all legal and proper information, which may be of interest, value or protection to any member or members thereof. Membership may consist of any reputable merchant, banker, farmer, doctor, dentist, newspaper or any one else interested in the progressive business affairs of Johnson county. It has proven of great value to its members, to the merchants in saving on advertising, collections, credits, and merchants’ delivery and free employment department, of which the secretary is in charge. This idea originated with the secretary, Mr. House, and was put in effect at once on opening the office and has proven a wonderful success. Over 300 farm hands had been placed from March 17, 1914, to January 1, 1915.
Rural Members.—…J.N. Ware, …”
History of Johnson County, Kansas, by Ed Blair, 1915, pages 102-4