From the February 2, 1922 Skidmore News (Skidmore, Missouri), page 1:
New Manager for Farmers Store.
The directors of the Farmers Mercantile Co. have secured J. D. Montgomery of Maryville for manager of their store. Mr. Montgomery will not take charge until March 1, but it is understood that he intends to move to Skidmore at once.
C. E. Owens, who has been manager of the store for the past year and a half has not decided what he will do.