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THE OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF
Bvaral of Supervisors, IANCOCK COUNTY. MISSISSIPPI. ■■■■■■■■■■■■■paMMlSMaMMaMlMMMSHHNSi A* Subscription, $2.00 Per Annum, Always in Advance. BAY ST. LOUIS, MISSISSIPPI* SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1920. Star Hats jpOR a smartly fashioned hat A of top-notch quality look for the Rothschild mark within the one you buy. Our line is com plete. Select your Rothschild hat now. THE BAY MERCANTILE CO., John Oaoinach, Prop., Bay St. Louie, Mlaa. Milk Economy Milk economy means unfail ing' supply of pure, fresh milk. It means convenience and using every bit of milk you buy — no waste for any reason. Spell it backwards 1 KLIM POWDERED MILK is the ideal milk. It fills the essen tials for milk economy and milk quality. Klim is milk reduced to powder form. Nothing is changed—noth ing removed hut the water. 'When you want liquid milk for drinking — for cooking for cereals or desserts Milk and Skimmed Get a trial supply and see for your self how econom £*.. .e., '.f V J aw. Add THE PLEASURE IS OURS AS WELL AS YOURS WHEN OUR GOOD GROCERIES CROSS THE THRESHOLD OF YOUR DOORS. WE DELIVER RIGHT NOW. ’Phone 238, ARCENEAUX’S CASH GROCERY. On the Beach, A TRIAL ORDER WILL CONVINCE YOU. GULFPORT monday - Oct. 4. fXM^. K MENAGERIE L PAGEANT STREET PAR ATIUKRAINOR. S^//V£^^>Q>\ 2 PERFORMANCES 2.RK SP-MtO^V DOORS OPEN i an& *t PM; FORD CAR PRICES CUT 31 PER CENT, STARTING AT ONCE. DETROIT, Mich., Sept. 21.—Re establishment of pre-war prices on all products of the Ford Motor Company effective immediately was announced today by Henry Ford. The price re ductions range from approximately 14 per cent on motor trucks to 31. per cent on small automobiles. The latest information obtainable re gard ng fhe resumption of L. & N. trains over the direct line to and from New Orleans is to the effect that traf fic might be resumed by Thursday or Friday of next week. The railroad company is doing all that can possible be done to hasten a resumption of through trains. Mrs. Charles Webber, of Biloxi, nar rowly escaped death when she step ped upon a live wire. She was com pelled to remain in one position for thirty minutes until the current was turned off at the power house. Her life was saved by a rubber rain coat which she was carrying. She was severely burned but will recover. Eddie Heitzmann, lineman for the local electric light company, while working in Main street, in front of the Quintini market, fell and was painfully hurt about the nose and mouth, and had to be taken home. H*e fell striking the iron cover of the : I drainage open at that place. The management of the Hancock Conty Fair Association announces for two days of the fair a “popular young lady contest. One contest for each day. Friends will nominate the>r choice and the public will rast their votes for their respective favorites. This contest promises to prove one of the interesting features of the two day event for October in Bay St. Louis. Don’t forget the popular young i lady contest. While considerable damage was sustained by the owners of riparian property Tuesday night during the . hurricane that passed over Bay St. Louis, considering the intensity of the gale and the damages wrought elsewhere, this city was exceedingly fortunate as far as individual pro :perty is concerned. Several bath houses, piers and other like proper ' paid the toll of the warring ele ments. The city is the heavy loses since bridges and roadways were damaged and washed away. The Cum berland Company’s lines along the Waveland beach front were generally i destroyed, but are rapidly being put in shape again by the local force. * BAY ST. LOUIS WILL HAVE WIRELESS STATION. Will Be the Only One On Seacoest Between New Orleans and Mo bile.—Hubert De Ben Will Construct Station. Mr. Hubert E. De Ben, of 1044 City Park avenue, New Orleans, and a summer resident of Bay St. Louis, is preparing for the erection in Bay St. Louis of a wireless station. To The Echo he said, ‘‘l will be gin work on the station in about a month and should have it completed about next spring. I expect to be in Bay St. Louis shortly with the nec essary testing apparatus so as to imci a suitable location.” The station will have an approxi mate range of one thousand miles. xVlessages will be handled free of cnarge to any part of the United states via the American Radio Re lay League trunk lines. Bay Bt. Louis will have the dis tinction of being the only town be tween New Orleans and Mobile with such a wireless station. Hubert E. de Ben, is still called the leading wireless amateur of New Or lans, although he is now a commer cial radio telegrapher. He has the best equipped and largest amateur radio station in th South, says the New Orleans Item, speaking about Mr, de Ben in a feature article of re cent date, and continues: About five years ago a friend ask ing him to assist in erecting a sta tion. At that time “wireless” sound ed like something mysterious and magical but having a “mystery solv ing mind” Hubert, who was then 15 years old, listened to the brief ex planation of radio-telegraphy and bfore the station was erected be cam as enthusiastic as his chum. “Coming in contact with a radio ‘fiend’ lays one liable to the disease of radiotis,* and I was in for an overdose,” says de Ben. HEARS HIS FIRST SIGNALS. “After receiving the explanation of the mysteries of wirelss, I returned home and began planning. I made a few vicious attacks on my savings account and bought material to con struct a few pieces of crude appa ratus. I erected a small aerial and connected it to the apparatus. I sat ' with the receivers clamped to my 1 cranium for two hours before being rewarded with fant sounds. They were being sent by the naval station four miles away. At last the myste rious of wireless had been mastered. “Friends and neighbors visitd me and listened with awe to the myste rious flashes and buzzes. They re garded me as a miracle man with more than human intelligence. There were some Bolsheviki neighbors, too, who started rumors that the wires strung over the back yard drawing ghosts and lightning. These rumors were promptly stamped out. I claim ed that persons with such ideas were ignorant and their wild fears un worthy of notice. SIX MONTHS WORK WASTED. The government requires all ama teurs to pass an examination before being allowed to transmit signals, and the amateur, being dissatisfied with only hearing them, began study ing for the tests. Alas! He studied the wrong code and when he appeared before the dis trict radio inspector, his six months of labor had gone for naught. He must return and learn the Internation al Morse or Continental code. Two months later he returned equipped with a knowledge of “Continental” and various points of the theory of radio electricity. Having obtained his license, he in stalled a transmitter with a non synchronous rotary gap. Such a gap sounds like 40 freight trains crash ing down a hillside when the opera tor begins to transmit signals. The nerve-racking noises disturbed the neibhbors aroused t oa high pitch of indignation, they would arrest him fo r disturbing the peace, they would an | nihilate him, they would burn his !shack. For months the boy who master- ■ ed the secrets of mysterious radio feared to go forth from his home fearing to leave his operating room, sure destruction and death would greet him if he ventured into the streets and bombs would wreck his apparatus if left unguarded. Jeal- I ously the boy watched his precious set, beset with these and a hundred other fears. But the noises of the I rotary gap continued far into the night. In defiance of neighbors and his own fear, he continued to oper stc BUILDS NEW STATION AFTER WAR. In six months ,having become pro ficient in many branches of the science, he took out a commercial li cense. The sea ,with all its wild wonders appealed to his boyish na ture. The commercial license entit led him to sea service. That sum mer he spent his vacation at sea. For thefour succeeding yeafs, he has spent the summers on the sea and the winters in school. Then the war came,'and his older chums left for the front. The gov -1 ernment ordered all amateur sta tions dismantled. And amateur must no tlisten to War Department orders. Spies could not keep stations under the guise of amateurs. Hubert was I too young to get into uniform with the Merchant Marine. When the war ended and the gov rnment allowed amateurs to oprate cheir stations again .Hubert erected (a record-breaker. It was the most up-to-date high powered amateur sta tion in the South. With it he could .receive signals 1900 miles and trans mit 1200 miles. It had a working range of 1000 miles. Direct com | munication with Roswell, New Mexi co, Chicago, Norfolk and Washington was established. He communicated jwith stations in 20 states. INTERRUPTED U. F. CO. SERVICE Just prior to the war, while Hubert had his first flush of enthusiasm, the high powered station of the Tropical Radio Telegraph Company was erect ed near City Park. This is the fast est station in the United States; it moves business with greater speed than any other. Operators at this station were forever being intered ! with by the zealous amateur. Hubert i wold try to talk to whomever he heard. The big station was trying to com unicate with Swan Island, far dowi in the Carribbean sea. The signals of the amateur continually interfered with those of the far away station. Wrathful radio men threatened him, cursed him and complained to the district inspector about him but to no avail. Be it sai dto Hubert’s credit that he did not know the havoc he was caus ng wth the business of the Tropical Company. So when the manager of the station, after locating him, gently explained, through clenched teeth, Hubert ceased to give them trouble. He afterwards became very friendly with th men at the big station. Hubert de Ben is 20 years old. The five years he spent in the “game of wireless telegraphy” he regards as profitable. His ambition is to become a radio engineer. Hubert says: “Amateur wireless is the only thing for wide awake boys. It affords an entertaining combination of pleasure, recreation and educa- ! tion. It offers recreation and edu cates the inventive mind, and holds limitless possibilities for the future.” CRUISER “GRACE” WEATHERS THE STORM AT ANCHOR BEAUTIFULLY. The cruiser “Grace,” owned by Mr. John D. Grace, the celebrated marine lawyer, of New Orleans, a summer resident of Waveland, holds the distinction of being the only vessel that has ever held to her moorings at Waveland throughout any of the great hurricanes which have visited the Gulf Coast, she having just gone through the ter rific huncane out on the open gulf, which visited us during the present week, coming through it ail without moving from her anchorage or sus taining the slightest damage. Be cause of the great number of ves sels, including some of the largest mat visit this coast, both, power and sail vessels, that have been lost on this coast front during the different Hurricanes which struck along here, it had come to be the settled opin ion of seafaring men that it was not possible to anchor a vessel along here and prevent her from dragging anchors and going to pieces on the beach. The usual direction'of the hurri cane, as the one of this week, is out of a south-easterly direction, which gives a direct on shore wind and sea at Waveland. But it is now manifest that if the method of anchoring pursued by Mr. Grace is followed, any vessel can get as good an anchorage off Waveland as ex ist along any other part of the Coast. It will be remembered that during the great hurricane of liKIU,. the cruiser then owned by Mr. Grace was anchored in Bay St. E°uis and was the only vessel along the en- j tire coast which survived that storm. It, too, came through without sus taining a particle of damage, al thuogh a great number of crafts of ail kinds, anchored within the vicin ity of Mr. Grace’s cruiser, were des troyed. Mr. Grace and his family will shortly return to New Orleans on their justly distinguished cruiser, w r hich by the way, is the fastest vessel on the coast. DEATH OF B. F. COPELAND. Former Newspaper Man Prominently Connected With the Paper and Printing Industry Passed Away Sunday A. M. Mr. B. F. Copeland died at his residence in Second street (the Gia nelloni place) Sunday morning at 9 o'clock, after an illness of Bright’s disease extending over a period of quite a while. Mr. Copeland and his wife having resided here formerly, came out from New Orleans during the early summer in the interest of his health. ; ihe change was quite favorable to his condition —thanks to Bay St. Louis and its physicians—and im provements set in steadily until Sept ember Ist, when he reported ready io rturn to work with his firm, E. C. Palmer & Cos., of New Orleans, whole sale paper house and dealers in print ers’ materials. As his malady was an incurable one, the improvement prov ed only temporary, and his condition took a sudden change for the worse until Sunday when he passed away peacefully, as one falling into sleep. The remains were shipped to New Orleans that night and Monday morn ing continued on its journey to Ma rion, Illinois. Here the funeral took place Tuesday, under the auspices of the Masonic and Elk bodies, the re mains interred besides those of his father and mother, in keeping with an expressed wish of the deceased, Mr. Copeland was 53 years of age, a native of Marion, Ills. Here his father was known for years as the lo cal publisher and was succeeded by the son. Later the son became travel ing representative for the American Type Founders’ Cos., of St. Louis, with which firm his servires were highly value! and he was personally held in great esteem. Ten years ago his family came South and for,a while resided in Bay St. Louis. He is survived by his widow and one son, a daugher-in-law and little grand daughter, all of whom, accom panied by a cousin, Mr. Elmer Cope land, who was here on a visit at the time from Marion, Ills., traveled with the body to its resting place. Mrs. Copeland was a prince of a gentleman. A man of unusual in telligence and a most charming com panion, and one who never knowingly would have uttered or written an un kind word of friend or foe alike. The writer valued his friedship and his de mise is chronicled with genuine re gret. FOR SALE: The Service Garage, located opposite the Echo Bldg. A good, paying business offered at at tractive price; inducements to the right party. Owner has other business and cannot give the proper time and attention. I REDUCTION IN PRICES OF FORD PRODUCTS: | THE UNIVERSAL CAR li The War 13* Over and War Prices i ri Must Go* m IMJ .M IK3 EFFECTIVE AT ONCE FORD CARS, TRUCKS AND W M TRACTORS WILL BE SOLD F. O. B. DETROIT W M THE FOLLOWING PRICES: M | Touring, Regular, = ra || Touring, Starter, = 510.00 || |j Runabout, Regular, = 495.00 | H Chassis, - 360.00 H ra Runabout, Starter, = 465.00 | W Coupe with Starter, Demountable Rim $745.00 m [ij Sedan “ “ “ “ 745.00 (j) B Truck with Pneumatic Tires 545.00 M Tractor = 700.00 H The Ford Motor Cos. makes this reduction in the face of the Pi fact that they have on hand immediate order 8 for 140,065 cars and tractors. M o The company will suffer a temporary loss while using up o H the material bought at high prices. They are willing to make the M ri sacrifice in order to bring business back to a going condition as M M quickly as possible and maintain.the momentum of the buying M ' power-of the country. M H Henry Ford says ‘‘The war is over and it is time war prices M M were over. There is no sense or wisdom in trying to maintain an M M artificial standard of value. For the best interest of all it is M time a rea 1 practical effort was made to brin the business of the M W counrty down to pre-war standards. iH ffl WE ARE AT YOUR COMMAND WITH REGULAR FORD M W EFFICIENCY IN SERVICE AND EAGERNESS TO kiu Ipmi M FILL YOUR ORDERS. |M I Edwards Brothers | H BAY ST. LOUIS, MISSISSIPPI. k3 no man ever smoked a better P|f pH quality, and their expert blend rBJ.4 Vx of choice Turkish and choice Domestic I tobaccos hand you a cigarette that will sat- isfy every smoke desire you ever expressed. You will prefer this Camel blend to either Camels mellow-mildness will certainly appeal to you. The “body” is all there, and Go the limit with Camels! They will not tire your taste. And, they leave no unpleas- Turkish i t ant c *£ are tty aftertaste nor unpleasant ciga- THE OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF Board of Mayor aid AUmu, CITY OF BAY ST. LOUIS, MISS. TWENTY-NINTH YEAR.—NO. 38.