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turned all of it to you.
It’s not that I’m so hard-headed or anything of the sort,
but I’ve spent my thirty-four years of life in trying to attain
absolute freedom, freedom in every respect and to every de
gree. Thus, I’m not a supp ^rter of the NAACP, CIO, BYPU, or
anything under the sun. I have resigned my membership in a
civic club, the church, and have declined a number of invita
tions to join various things.
You see. to me complete independence is almost an obses
sion. I don't like pressure groups of any kind — true, I am
aware of why the NAACP exists, and the purpose I can ap
preciate, but I cannot and will not allow myself in any way
to be obligated to anyone whatsoever. What it amounts to, in
essence, is ihat I refuse the approval or support of any and
all groups. Individuals who find my efforts to their liking, I
appreciate — but not groups* barring none.
If TIME should want any information about me which I
can supply, I’ll be pleased to give it to them, on the strict basis
of merit only.
As I said, Mr. Gross, please don’t take offense at what J’ve
written, for it is not my desire to offend anyone, but, the plain
truth is, I just can’t help being the way I am.
If ever you have occasion to come South, young man, look
me up. If not in Hattiesburg, my home, check with Parchman
(The State pen.) I may be there chopping cotton.
With kindest regards,
P. D. East
Mr. Don Gross
Time And Life Building
Rockefeller Center
New York 20, N. Y.
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So there, damnit!
One happy parent was overheard the other
day t osay: We’re doing pretty good financially.
Our baby is only seven months old, and we’ve got
him paid for already. Yeah, but do they have a
new car, with an automatic everything on it?
Eye Tests...
special exams. Yet, parents
hought these children had good
Most Common Eye Ailments
Among the multiplicity of eye
'.roubles revealed by the Kansas
est, here are the six most com
mon—the same, warns Dr. J. C.
lust, who pioneered Kansas’ eye
ight saving program, that might
affect any*child:
Myopia (nearsightedness) — It
blurs anything beyond arm’s
length, often makes a child r
"bookworm” and a timid intro
vert, afraid to explore the hazy
world “outside”.
Hyperopia (farsightedness — It
throws reading and writing out of
Astigmatism—The view is fo
cused in spots, blurred in others.
Lack of depth perception—Ev
erything looks like a flat poster—
handicaps a child in sports and
One-eyed seeing (amblyopia —
The brain and eye don’t work to
gether—one eye can’t “keep up”
with the other. Results in cross
eyes, squint and permanent loss
if vision in one eye.
Glaucoma—Cuts off corner-of
the-eye vision, and if not diag
nosed and treated early, may
cause blindness.
These six main troubles were
discovered, in the Kansas eye test
program, for only 30c per child.
Optometrists gave their time free,
in Yates Center, the Chamber of
Commerce and the Lions Club
pitched in with funds, and the
school had to pay only part of the
5360 total cost fori,200 tests. Af
ter that, it was up to the parents
fo buy proper glasses.
Campaign Paying Off
Hastening the day when every
Kansas child can have better
sight, the mass eye-test is al
ready paying off in big dividends
—and making new kids out of
countless handicapped youngsters
in communities all over the state.
Nine-year-old Betty, for example,
was so shy she wouldn’t practice
cn-the piano with anyone around.
The vision check showed that
Betty was nearsighted, and new
glasses soon snapped her out of
ler timidity. Now she’s a drum
mer in the school band!
Bob had trouble playing ball—
seemed blind on one side—and
lid poorly in school. The survey
spotted him as an amblyope—he
used only one eye. Bob started
taking treatments using his eyes
together. Last year, his vision re- i
stored, he was star quarterback on
the football team, and ranked in
the top 10% of his class. If his
amblyopia had gone undetected,
he might have lost the sight ol
one eye.
In several areas of the country
specialists are running vision
checks similar to the Kansas plan
—when Kansas schools want a
survey they contact the Kansas
Optometric Association.
Other, less expensive, less com
plicated tests include the Massa
chusetts Vision test, sold by the
American Optical Company. In
David City, Nebraska, parents,
chipped in $185 to buy this brand
new screening device that any
adult can operate. Though David
City school children had already
received the Snellen check, the
Massachusetts test spotted more
than a dozen additional cases of
eye trouble in the first three
grades alone!
Meanwhile, parents can run
their own screening test just by
watching their child’s behavior.
Watch for the danger signs, such|
as chronic hearaches, sitting too
close to the TV, covering one eye
while reading, avoiding close-up
seeing, and awkwardness in
gajpnes. Those are warnings to get
expert help—and soon!
Dr. Wimberly...
Mrs. Wimberly is assistant to
Dr. Wimberly as receptionist. She^
vas a former member of P.T.A.
’.erving as Study Group Chair
nan and Room Mother chairman,
member of Philharmonic Music
Club, past pianist of Eastern Star
of Golden Rule Chapter No. 78
held offices in Business & Pro
fessional Women’s Club, VFW
Auxiliary, Louisiana Chiropractic
Association Women’ sAuxiliary,
former member of Baptist Temple
Church, Alexandria and First
Baptist Church, Oakdale, having
'rved as Choir’ Mcnher and pian
ist and secretary of Sunday
School Department.
The population of the world is
growing at the rate of about 1%
per cent a year.
Animals Banned
South Charleston, W. Va.
—The City Council has proposed
an ordinance making the city
off limits to cows, horses, mules,
goats, sheep, hogs, chickens, geese,
turkeys and pigeons. Too many
farm animals in the city, the
council says.
Dogs, cats and song birds won’t
be affected.
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Not so long ago, a popular make of car cost around $500,.. but today’s
improved model of the same make costs a lot more! ...It’s the same
with refrigerators, stoves, or homes ... Today’s improved models cost
\ more to produce and we must pay more for them.
Mississippi’s telephone service is far bigger and better today than it was1
on April 5, 1949 — the last time the Public Service Commission set law
ful rates for the Company ... We’ve invested many millions of dollars
to provide improved service for thousands and thousands of new tele
phone subscribers ... labor, taxes, increased costs due to additional in
vestment have increased our operating expenses by approximately 7J»
million dollars a year while our income has risen only 3/2 million dollars
That’s why we’ve asked the Public Service Commission to study our
income needs and fix new rates that will be fair
to the Company and to telephone users. '
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Applying Al Hattiesburg Compress Bonded Warehouse, Hattiesburg, Miss.
1956 Government Colton Loan Rales Through Commodity Credit Corporation
32.93c For Middling Inch Based On Parity Of 35.56c
Below Is Partial List Of Loan Values For Grade And Staple
OBAPE 15/16 31/32 1 Inch 1-1/32 1-1/16 1.3/32 ^1/8-Tv32-^g
Good Middling 32.28 32.83 33.73
Strict Middling 32.13 32.68 33.58
Middling 31.78 32.23 32.93
Strict Low Middling 29.63 30.08 30.73
Low Middling 27.28 27.68 28.13
Hattiesburg Classing Office Now Open
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Established and Operated Under the Smith-Doxey Act. Office located at
Hattiesburg Compress Plant on East 7th Street. Mr. Harold G. Cowart in
charge. ’
Cotton farmers should have a sample submitted for classification from
each bale ginned. A Smith-Doxey class card will be issued to the farmer
for each sample classed. This class card shows the grade and staple length
of the bale. The class card puts the farmer in a better bargaining position
when he sells his colton.
This Service Rendered Without
Charge To Cotton Farmer
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3438 35,68 36,63 37.53 33-28
3383 ?f‘?? 35.48 36.38 37.33 39.03
31M 2M2 34,73 35,53 36.43 38.03
?H? ?i,55 32.03 32.43 32.88 33.63
28.48 28.73_2M8_29.13_29.33 29.33
Some Of Essential Requirements For
_ Cotton Eligible For Loan:
Weight not less than 350 lbs. nor more than 650 lbs.
Head of Bales must be completely covered.
Must not be false packed, waterpacked, mixed packed,
reginned or repacked.

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