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SINGLE COPY TEN CENTS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1950
• ■ ’ i East Side -By P. D. Everyone has the right to his choice of politics, re ligion, and everything else, I suppose. But I find it hard to figure how the States Righters figure they are helping anyone or anything by their attitude. The Democratic Party, for better or worse, is in need of every ounce of support it can get. The chances of defeating the Republi cans are not too great, it seems. But the States Righters are weakening the very Southland which they say they are trying to uphold. The Democratic vote will be split in parts of the South, giving the Republicans a better chance than they would have normally. Certainly seems to me that the greatest support the Republican Party has in the South is the State Righters. Didn’t Mr. Eisenhower say something not too long ago about no president had ever lived past the age of seventy? He was sixty-six recently, as I recall. If he is elected and the trend is not broken that will mean we will one day have Standard Oil of California for presi dent, doesn’t it? Two weeks ago I mentioned the booklet I was going to put out, and asked that anyone wanting a copy drop me their name and address. Boy! Did that deal go over like a lead balloon! But I do want to thank my Mama for her order. It s always nice to hear from home. 11 > ou Please, aon t complain about the lack of hell raising tor the past three weeks. Just because I am ad hearing to my policy of being nice, I get complaints from the other side, so to speak. Heck, a feature on cats and the Olympic Games should be excitement enough. And beside, those who have complained only paid two bucks for their subscription, not three. To be sure, the three buck complaints come first. Here s one of life s little problems: An English theo ter manager said he was finding it most difficult to find girls who would perform in the nude. To me that seems rather strange, in view of the fact that every day I hear some girl or other say she hasn’t a thing to wear. Educators are forever coming up with startling bits of information. Said one, “Conversation is a dead are.” I suppose it got talked to death. Friday, October 19, and Saturday, October 20, for the most part, will be remembered as two dreadful days. It happened that Hazel Brannon Smith of Lexington gave me an Ii ish Settei, and I was to go up on Saturday to get it. Realizing that I d be within a couple hundred miles of the University, I decided to drive up there on Friday anci return by Lexington the following day. Inquiring of Jim Silvre as to whether or not he’d be home. I was told to come on up. The trip was most pleasant until my arrival on the University. I stopped in on H. H. Crisler at Bay Springs for about an hour. We discussed our mutual problems. Later, at Philadelphia, I called on Jack Tannehill and spent a delightful half-hour with him. Around 2:00 P. M. I arrived at the University. Jim’s charming wife, Dutch, was not too vocal in her exclaimation: “What are you doing up here!” Well, I wasn’t too upset, thinking that Jim had forgotten to mention my coming to her. Such was the case, I learned later. Professor Silver had a class which ended at 2:30. Dutch said I d find him at the grill or in his office. For half an hour I searched the campus for him. No Jim. Finally, I dropped by the Faculty Club to get a cup of t coffee. There sat Silver. And his greeting? Like this: “What the hell vnn dnintr „ o- ■ He paid lor the coffee, which deadened the sting somewhat. At any rate Dean Hutchinson seemed glad to see me. He even shook hands with me. But not Silver. Having been made about as welcome as the well known illigimate child at a family reunion, I departed on Saturday morning for Lexington. All the way down it rained, and driving was a chore. For the want of some thing better to do I tuned in a Memphis radio station, and for two solid hours listened to an Elvis Pelvis pro gram. I didn’t have to, but I tried to listen with an open mind in the hope of deciding whether or not Elvis could sing. After two hours of that corn I am more convinced than ever that the Nation’s taste is going from bad to worse. It was while the Elvis Pelvis program was on that I picked up Miss Molly Magoo, the Irish Setter, at Lexing ton. We hadn’t gone two miles before Miss Magoo got sick. And by golly she stayed sick until the Pelvis mess went off the air! And all the time I thought it was caused by riding with me. After arriving home I got the shock of my life. At Oxford, Gale Silver, two and half year old daughter of Jim and Dutch, sang “Whatever Will Be Will Be” for me. She knew it all. Naturally, my daughter being a full year older than Gale, I figured she probably knew two or three songs. She did. When I asked her to sing for me, she blared forth with “You ain’t nuthin’ but a hound dog.” And I couldn’t stop her. When finished, I was in formed: “That’s how Elvis sings. You want to hear anud der one. daddy?” I thanked her politely, but no, most definitely. I don’t care how much money he makes, I still con tend that Elvis Pelvis can’t sing! Camp Tiak Pow Wow Nov. 10 Final plans for the Cub Leaders Pow Wow to be held at Camp Tiak, Fruitland Park, Miss., on November 10, were made on Oc tober 30, according to Donald J. Gray of Laurel, chairman. Cub masters of the 72 packs in the nine districts of the council are urged to make reservations as soon as possible. The Pow Wow, for adults only, is designed to bring into focus the best Cub Scout practices in the Pine Burr Area Council, which covers T6 South Mississippi coun ties. The limit on reservations from any one pack was lifted on October 20, and each of the packs may send in orders for banquet tickets until the 300 places are sold. Four sections will be set up in Pack administration, games, han dicraft and ceremonies, skits and stunts. A midway of games will be featured. Each pack is request ed to make one exhibit. The Pow Wow will open at 1:00 p.m. Satur day afternoon, November 10, and will continue through a ‘'Blue and Gold" banquet in the evening. Pack 25 of Lucedale will be in charge, under direction of the Rev. and Mrs. C. S. Schultz. Chairmen of the four instruc tion sections are George Bergman, Cubmaster of Pack 150, Baxter ville, in charge of games; Harry Moore, Cubmaster of Pack 3, Hat tiesburg, in charge oi handicraft; Howard Haugen. Cubmaster of Pack 195. Gulfport, will be in charge of ceremonies, skits and stunts; and K. C. Ratcliff, Cub master of Pack 31, Laurel, will be in charge of Pack administration Other chairmen are Mrs. John Leonard of Pack 213. Biloxi, in charge of exhibits; Neil Andre, Commissioner. Geilfport, in charge of the midway; M. E. Bond, Fruit land Park, in charge of arrange ments; and Dr. J. H. Barrett, Pic ayune, in charge of promotion and attendance. The October 30 meeting of the committee will be held at Camp committee was held at Camp Tiak. beginning at 6:30 p.m. with Donald J. Gray, vice president for Cub Scouting, in charge. Auto Dealers Meeting Set Nov. 4-5-6 Outstanding speakers in the manufacturing, sales, finance and public relations fields will address the 15th annual convention of the Mississippi Automobile Deal ers Association at the Buena Vista Hotel in Biloxi, Nov. 4-5-6. More thftn 350 dealers and guests are expected to attend the three-day meeting. Headline speakers include C. L. Jacobson, vice president, Chrysler Corporation, Detroit; Fred Sutter, Columbus, Indiana, first vice pres ident, National Automobile Deal ers .Association; Glenn O. Keasey vice president, Associates Invest ment Company, South Bend, In diana and Sumpter Priddy, Wash ington, D. C., Associations Co-or dinator, National Automobile Dealers Assn. Other features of the three-day program will include a “Dealers Profit Clinic” in which MADA members will exchange experi ences in selling, practicing sound public relations, etc. Entertainment will include e seafood jamboree and floor show luncheon and fashion show, ban quet, dance and cruise. C. H. Hawkins, Kosciusko, is president of the state dealers as sociation and other officers in clude Vice Presidents Leon White Union; Homer McLeod, Green wood; M. B. Gavin, Lucedale and Beverly Briscoe, Biloxi, Treasure] MISSISSIPPI HONEY CROP 1,800,000 POUNDS Mississippi’s 1956 honey croi was estimated at 1,800,000 pound; 37 per cent higher than last year the state crop and livestock re porting service said. The service said the increase was due mainly to an increased number of bei colonies as well as to a highe; average yield per colony. Be< keepers reported they had 75,00< colonies this year, compared wit! 73,000 last year. Average yiel< was estimated at 24 pounds thi year compared with 18 last yeaj I THS LYMPICS \ ' Above all things under the sun. King Oenomaus of Pisa, in Elis, Greese, loved his horses best. Next to them he loved his daugh ter — but even her he named Hippodamia, the “Horse Tamer.” He was exteremely reluctant to see her wed. Some said that was understandable enough, since an oracle had declared he would be slain by his future son-in-law. Oenomus hit upon a scheme for insuring her spinsterhood, and it had the merit of indulging his passion for his steeds. He decre ed that each claimant for Hip podamia’s hand must vie with him in a chariot-race, the course of which ran from the plain of Olympia, in Elis, northeast to the Isthmus of Ornith. The suitor, driving with Hippodamia by his side, was given a half-hour’s head start; if the King overtook him, he must expect to be transfixed by the King’s spear. Oenomaus’s mares were the swifest in the world, the offspring of the wind. Despite Hippodamia’s beauty not many suitors came to bid for her hand. When the hero Pelops arrived as a wooer, the first sight that greeted him was that of the thir teen luckless heads of suitors who had lost the race, now nailed to the place portals. Wiley Pelops first prayed for aid to Poseidon, god of the sea, of whom he was a favorite. He was soon rewarded with a winged golden chariot; "ext, he suborned Myitilus, the King's chairoteer ,to betray Oen omaus, promising him half the kingdom in exchange for his assistance. Hippodamia, who fell in love with Felops at once, is ipeorted to have conspired with Myrtilus too. He obligingly re moved the linchpins Irom the King's chariot. During the race, the chariot broke down, Oen omaus was thrown from it, and killed. Pelops rewarded Myrtilus by hurling him from a cliff into the sea. Legend has it that it was to celebrate this highly unethical victory of Pelops that the noble Olympic Games were first insti tuted. Of course, there are other, less dramatic stories, of which ! the most popular was that Her acles had won a foot-race at Olympia in competition with his four brothers, and that he there fore established such a festival to celebrate it. Beyond the fact that they were held on the plain of Olympia, on the western shore of the Pelopon nesus, “ the Island of Pelops", the earlier Games are lost in the mists of conjecture. The Greek autonomies were a quarrelsome lot, but their dissensions were suspended for the sake of the Olymics. The Games became the chief symbol of unity among them. Despite the importance of the Aegean Sea and the east coast, Olympia on the west turn ed out to be an ideal location; it was closer to the western colo nies, and indeed there were no more enthusiastic participants in the Olympic Games than the Sicilians and the Greeks from Italy. Duidng the month of the Games all warfare in Greece ceased, and the precincts of Olympia were held, sacred. Only those of pure Hellenic stock could participate; slaves were excluded from the grounds; barbarians might be sepctators. Anyone guilty of an offense to the gods was disquali fied; otherwise any free Greek man, rich or poor, could enter the lists. No women were allowed in Olympia during the games, except the Priestess of Demeter. Once, a woman did enter the stadium in disguise; but she was pardoned because her father, son, and brothers were all victors. But women were al lowed to send chariots to the races, and several times their ' horses won. 1 The first Olympic Game to be 1 recorded was held in 776 B. C., when one Coroebus won what we would call the 200-yard dash. The Greeks themselves designat ed the event at the First, and with it the annals of the Olym p.^s begin. Thereafter they were held every four years, the inter vening period coming to be known as an Olympiad. And this became a method of dating his torical happenings. Thus: “the third year of the Ninetieth Olym aipd” — that is, 418 B.C. During the first thirteen Olym piads the only contest was the same 200-yard da=h. the mra'ure ments of the stad'unrfs track. At the Fourteenth the distance was doubled. At the Eighteenth (708 B. C.) the Pentathlon was institut ed: jumping, the foot-race ,the discus-throw, the javehn-throw. 2nd wrestling. Boxing was added at the Twenty-fifth, and the horse -race in the Thirty-third (648 B. C. ). What has been the chief center of interest in modern Olympic Games, the Marathon, T^as, of course, unknown. Pro cessor Kitto, the brilliant author ity on Greek life, says that the ancients “would have regarded it as a monstrosity.” The Games were thought of as a test of the excellence of the whole man. The winner became therefore a hero, honored for the rest of his days by his fellow townsmen, upon whom he had by victory conferred signal honors. The only tangible prize for vic tory was a crown of wild olive, cut from a sacred tree in Olym pia, where Hercules himself is said to have planted it. But there were other rewards, too. Since people from all over the Greek world attended the Games, Olympia drew poets, writers, and artists. Findar recited there his noble odes, composed for the oc casion, before an eager public, and Herodotus read portions of his History. The great sculptor Phidias had a workshop on the grounds. The victor at the Games was thus also celebrated by poet and sculptor for posterity. When Rome conquered Greece, the emperors continued the Games with even greater splen dor, extending participation, of course, to the Romans. At last, during the 293rd Olympiad (A. D. 394), the Emperor Theodosius abolished the Olympic Festival. In 426, Theodosius II razed the walls of Olympia. The revival of Olympic in Modern times is largely due to the inspiration of Baron Pierre de CoubertinH who was born in Paris on New Year’s Day, 1862. The purpose and ideal of the new Olympics he stated precise ly: “The significant thing in the Olympic Games is not to wTin but to take part; the essential thing in life is not to conquer but to fight well.” This noble credo was the expression of his hope that the Olympics might bring great er understanding among the na tions of the world. Certainly the spirit of comradely competion competition (much unlike that of Pelops — or Oenomaus!) has been the ruling one in the mod ern Olympics. DeCoubertin was tireles in pre paring the ground by travel and conferences. At length, on April 6, 1896, the first Olympic Games were* opened in Athens. It was fitting that the renascence took place in Greece, and an elegant stadium had been erected in the lovly city of Athens for the oc casion. There were 100-meter, 400-meter, broad, high, and triple jumps; shot-put; pole-valut; dis cus-throw; weight-lifting; fenc ing; swimming; shooting; tennis; wrestling; gymnat:os; and, most importar. , the Marathon. Though Greeks filled the sta dium and the adjorning hillsides, not one foot-race went to a Greek, and there was general mourning in Athens — until the Marathon. This race was run over the Same 40 kilometers' traversed by Philippides wh^n h° brought word of the great victory over the Persians at Marathon to anxious Athens in 490 B.C A shepherd from Marou Spiri don Loues, competed so! < ut of his conviction that ho mi t -:u> the honor of Greece Ho w..n And second, third, fifth, sixth, and seventh places in the V > ra thon were all won by Greeks In gratitude, Loues was offered the free lifetime services of a Greek barber, shoeblack, tailor, and restaurateur. At these First Olympics, teams wTere present officially and un officially. The United States had no official body authorized to send a team. Nevertheless we were so well represented that we won nine out of twrelve track and field events, and two out of the five shooting events. At the Second Olympics in Paris. 1900, it was not until the Americans competing there had received their medals that they discovered they had been com peting in an Olympic meet. They had thought the evnets were simply part of the International | Exposition De Coubertin’s com patriots were so little interested in athletics at that stage that there wras no cinderpath for the races; and the discus, when thrown, landed in a grove of trees. Nevertheless, Olympic his tory wras a-making. Ten new events were added, including steeplechase rases, standing jumps, hammer-throw, tug-of war, polo, bowling and yachting. The hero of the Third Olym pics, held at St. Louis, Missouri in 1904, was a diminutive Cu ban mailman, Felix Caravajal. With no experience as an athlete, he determined he wrould win the Marathon for Cuba. Resigning his post, he ran about the great square in Havana until he col lected a crowd to whom he could appeal for funds to send him to j St. Louis. Upon his arrival in New Orleans, he was at once swindled out of his meager capi tal in a game of dice. Walking and running most of the way. I he landed in St. Louis starved and ragged. Friendly athletes thve fed him. At the starting place, one of them cut off the long sleeves of Caravajal s shirt, (Continued on Page 2) Optimist Notes — Club Enieriained By Musical Program Family Night Held Monday, Oct. 29 College To Receive Bids On Timber Sale Bids for selective timber cutting on some Mississippi Southern Col lege land, part of an over-all im provement program, will be ad vertised this week. Only “.special portions” of a large tract, located about two miles northwest of the main cam pus, will be involved, President William D. McCain said. Preliminary plans are to con struct a lake site and dam, the site to cover about 40 acres. Also to be built is an outdoor-type theater and a parking area, the president said. The cutting called for in the bids will be clear-cut on the areas where the dam, theater and park ing area are to be built. Selective cutting of the entire area will be carried out in the future. Last selective cutting was done in 1950. The dam and lake project will be a ioint college, soil conserva tion and State Game & Fish Com mission venture. When completed the area will be used for theater presentations and general recreation programs of campus organizations. Phone Company Rates In La. Remain Same An order of the Louisiana Pub lic Service Commission cutting rates of the Southern Bell Tele phone Company in that state has been ruled illegal by Judge Cald-1 well Herget of. Louisiana District Court. The order makes perma nent an interlocutory injunction ’'Sued earlier this year to keep 1he PSC from reducing the tele phone rates. Pending any further legal ac tion, Southern Bell’s Louisiana rates will remain as they are, since the court also declined to allow an increase requested by Southern Bell. A rate increase requested for Southern Bell also is pending in Mississippi. Southern Bell in creased rates in this state on July 26 under a bond ng arrangement and testified in hearings at Jack son in August that an additional Increase is needed to provide a fair return. Hearings on the Mississippi case, recessed since Septeember 14, were resumed on Monday at Jackson. s> At the regular weekly meeting of the Petal Optimist Club, held at the community center here last Thursday, the members heard a musical program presented by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Matthews of Hattiesburg. Mrs. D. C. Ware, who sang sev eral numbers, accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Matthews on the piano. Club president, Dr. O. N. Ash craft, announced that on Monday night, October 29th, the annual Family Night progarm, in con nection with the Hattiesburg Op timist Club, would be held at Rawls Springs. Several members of the local club, along with their wives and families, are reported to have attended the meeting. Jack Burks, treasurer, announc ed that the last order for club jackets will be taken this year. The meeting was conducted by Dr. O. N. Ashcraft. The next meeting is set for tonight at 7:30. Fluoridation Conference Set For November 8 t\ conxerence on iiuonaaiion oi water will be held at the R C. Cook College Union Building, Mississippi Southern College, No vember 6th. The conference is sponsored by the Forrest County Health De partment, Hattiesburg Junior Auxiliary and the college’s divi sion of Health, Physical Educa tion, and Recreation. Sponsors said today that regis tration for the conference will be at 9:00 a.m. and anv one desiring scientific information on the much discussed subject—fluorida tion—is welcomed. Chau man of registration i$ Mrs. E. H. Ross, Jr. of the Hattiesburg Junior Auxiliary. Scientific ard technical infor mation on fluoridation will je presented by Dr. Paul Cook, chief of Dental and School Health Sec tion, Louisiana Department of Health and Professor of Dentis try, Loyola Dental School. The morning session includes a panel discussing a home town pro gram. Panel participants will be from Mississippi towns whuh have fluoridated water. Afternoon session will give the cost of fluor idated water, procedure and safe ty measures. An open question and answer period will also be provided. Mrs. Luther Davis, president of Mississippi Federation of Wom en’s Clubs is serving as chairman for State Publicity and attend ance. Chairman of Altrusa Ciub’s Public Affairs committee, Mrs. D. F. Rutt, is local chairman. Richard C. Allen Elected President Of Mississippi Forestry Association Richard C. Allen, Chief Forester with A. DeWeese Lumber Com pany of Philadelphia, has been elected President of the Missis sippi Forestry Association and will begin his duties in that ca pacity on Nov. 1. During the past year, Allen served the Association as vice president in charge of operations. Previously, he acted as chairman of the committee on tree farms, a program operated in Mississippi by the Mississippi Forestry Asso ciation. During his chairmanship the number of tree farms in this | state increased by 309. At present. Mississippi leads the nation with 1035 of these private ly owned areas dedicated to grow ing continuing crops of useful forest products. The new Association president, j a tree farmer himself, was instru mental in developing the A. De Weese Tree Farm Family, a plan through which the company offers forest management advice and assistance to private landowners in their area, thus encouraging them to become certified tree farmers. Other companies in Mis sissippi and neighboring states are aking up the idea which was re ported on recently by Allen at a national meeting of the Society of American Foresters. A graduate of the University of j Georgia, Allen operated the first , forest tree nursery to be estab lished by the Mississippi Forestry I Commission in 1938. Other officers elected for the coming year are Vice Presidents James R. Clark, Crosby; D. L. t w V - w ■# * -§ - ■> RICHARD C. ALLEN Fair. Jr., Louisville; W W M.*y, Jackson, and Secretary-Treasurer R. T. Perry, of Brookhaven. The* A •*uciation Board of Di rector*, consisting of fifty mem ber*, received seven new mem bers in the election. They are John R. Gayden, Jackson; New ton F. Hanson, Bruce; C B. Mar lin, Jackson; T J. Segrest, Port Gibson; M. O. Stark, Lexington; W. E. Walker, Columbia, and Janies R. Httty, Jackson. Allen has announced that a work program for the coming year will be discussed and plans formulated at the November meeting of the Association to be held in Jackson on November 7.