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C. c. Mown, Editor and PublUher. Official Journal of The Board of Supervisors, Hancock County, Miss. Official Journal of Board of Mayor and Aldermen City of Bay St. Louis foOTre^cauT" TELEPHONE NO. 156. FOR POUND KEEPER CALL TELEPHONE 142. STATEMENT TO THE VOTERS OF THE SIXTH CONGRES SIONAL DISTRICT. I desire to avail myself of this op portunity to thank my good fnends for their loyal support in my race for the American Congress. We i ugM a clean fight and under God we wort permitted to achieve a decern —hon orable victory. lam humblj gra* ful for the support of every mar -v woman in my district and in this hour of triumph I give the victory to whom the victory is due —to my friend Ail I can say is, “God bless my friends.” I shall ever endeavor tc merit the confidence of my peopc. When 1 go to Washington as year representative next March 1 sure you that I will give you the h- serv ice of my life. 1 haw no rr uo v hatted in my heart toward any .i: ■ i who opposed me honorably th. fight and 1 shall go to VS-asningt-. as your representative as the * ‘w of all the people, with malice ara none, charity toward all. A.s.rn t you of my deep appreciation ’ - r ov kindness to me and of my wiut :.nw to serve you at all times, 1 an. Sincerely your friend, T. WEBBER WILSON. The man who gets marrb ; ‘.out times makes a good husband. Lo' the last he gets to be a pretty fair dishw r asher. We overheard a Bay St. Louis na say yesterday that every time he thinks of the coal strike he puts mor moth balls in his winter underwear. In Detroit a man struck a match to look at his auto gas tank Now he’s learning to read with his fingers- It’s a good deal better to Stoj. Look and Listen” than to spec stall and hear the angels. Still another trouble about getting rich quick is you may g-fc eaugM a good deal quicker. Ever notice that about the time you get used to a straw hat it s too dirty to wear any longer? If the average Bay St. Louis man had to spend a whole day as a tele phone operator he’d change his mind about how the exchange ought to be run. The trouble with this country is too many politicians are making key note speeches*’ when they ought to be at home reading bedtime stories. Doubtless you’ve noticed that the Bay St. Louis citizen who thrusts himself forward generally comes out behind. A fashion writer asks in a daily paper now lying on our desk, “Why do men wear coats in summer?” Gen erally it is to hide the biggest part of a dirty shirt. A compromise is when a man lets his wife have what she wants if she will shut up. About nine times out of ten the fellow who says he doesn’t believe what he reads in the paper borrows the paper he does read from his neighbor. Some of our Bay St. Louis girls once worried about a hole in the toe of their stocking. Now they worry about a hole in the knee. A Georgit judge has ruled that flatirons are deadly w r eapons. It’s easy to guess whether that judge is married or single. In the life of the average boy the saddest words of tongue or pen are “When does school take up again?” THIS MAN KNOWS. Addressing a meeting of daily new'spaper editors some time ago, A. P. Sandies, for years head of the Ohio State Fair Board, uttered the following sensible remarks: “The country editor has never made a million dollars. Asa rule, he makes more donations to the com munity than any other half-dozen folks. A town is always on the map if it has areal f live news sheet to make a noise, advertise its merchants, and make people think. The weekly newspaper is a power that is recog nized by the political boss more than it is recognized by the home folks or even the home merchant. The clubs, lodges and social events all want space in the home paper, whether the subscription price is paid up or not. The profit in a country paper is often the money that is credited on the books of the editor and never collect ed. Everybody ought to take the home paper, even If only to be sure of a good funeral notice. But it ought to be paid for.” SPANISH TRAIL BOOSTERS. An event of far-reaching effect was the meeting in Bay St. Louis this week of delegates known as the Old i Spanish Trail boosters, composed of every civic and representative organ ization in Mobile and from the differ ent towns along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Slidell and New Orleans, La., the latter place officially represented by the Louisiana Motor League, The object of this meet'was to form a stimulus for the project in progress known as the building of the Old Spanish Trail —an automobile roadway connecting the two extrem ities of ocean to ocean; to make pos sible at no distant date a motor trip without inconvenience from Cali fornia to Florida* traversing eight States. It might be well to state here, that under the auspices of the Old Spanish Trail organization, in corporated, with headquarters at San Antonio, Texas, much of the building of this historic roadway has been built and in use. But since a chain is is strong as its weakest link, the Treat 4000-mile stretch uniting St. \ugustine with Los Angeles must be nade perfect. There are miles of ilmost impenetrable marsh lands and >odies of water of vast expanse to be )ut in condition before this can be iccomplished. But with organized ffort, solidified with a firm purpose ,i determination, nothing is impos ible. Gradually that which at first seem d a Herculean feat and akin to the npossible, is fast becoming con- and Doubting Thomases ave ceased their pessimism, and, in irn, are among the vital forces ac ve today. It seems at first like a t earn come true. We here at home on the Gulf r ,ast might be selfish in this project, i it not a fact our dream is to be con n cted with a perfect and unbroken r id way into the city of New' Orleans ar and the people of that city the same ti this Paradise tucked away at the fo >t of a great State that edges off o the blue waters of the gulf? It .veil to admit this, for it will hasten a. the more the completion of this portant link in the great highway. V th Mobile on one side and New’ leans on the other, the project ae ro; uplished will bring a realization of inestimable value. The booster convention means all of this and it is satisfying to see uch activity in the cause. Bay St. Louis’ quota to foster the work is asiced, only $250.00, and when the local committee will approach the resident in the interest of raising this fund surely no one will dismiss the solicitor without a contribution of some kind. It will prove an invest ment like nothing else will. It will stamp the man and the woman who gives possessing all the ennobling attributes of the true citizen and friend of the locality in which he or she dwells. A LONG WAY OFF. You shake your head and mutter, “The world is in an awful condition; I don’t know what its’ coming to.” Cheer up, neighbor; cheer up and re member that the big problems we have today, and the unrest that we read about in the daily newspapers, always follow' the great wars that come about every fifty years. We have labor unrest 5 business failures, undercurrents of mob nervousness that occasionally lead us to believe not all of the residents of this coun try are civilized, and it takes a lot of thinking and scheming and work ing to make both ends meet. But older residents of Bay St. Louis will tell you that they had, in principle, pretty much the same trouble and the same kind of condi tions following the civil war. They look mightier now, simply because the population of this country is larg. er and the troubles are staged on a bigger scale. The three-ring circus of 1922 is just about the same as the one-ring show' that used to tour the country. The only difference is there’s more of the three-ring affair. It is bigger now because the audi ences are bigger, but there isn’t any more show r “per spectator' ’than there used to be. So with our troubles w r hich grew out of the war. The w r orld ate a lot of bad mental food during the w T ar, and it hasn’t yet had time to digest it. While the medicine of deflation w r as at work, the world had cramps. But every thing will come out all right. Even now the patient is getting pretty strong on this feet. No need yelling for the undertaker —the old world you live in is a mighty long way from being dead. ROSS COLLINS INVOLVED IN FISTIC ENCOUNTER. Dispute between Congressman Ross A. Collins and Ormand one of the managers at a Meridian voting precinct at the August 15 primary election led to a fistic encounter be tween the two on a prominent busi ness corner Monday. Friends sepa rated the combatants. Congressman Collins left for Wash ington to resume his duties in the House of Representatives. The official total vote for the three candidates for Congress in the ten counties of the Fifth District, as can vassed by the district Democratic committee here, is asfollows: Collins, 13,295; Loper, 10,647; Arnold, 2,427. Mr. Collins was declared the nom inee, his majority over his two op ponents being 133. CROP CONDITIONS. The basis of American prosperity is agriculture. W hen the fields and the forests, the flocks and the herds are producing, new wealth is being created from the soil, the source of all wealth. When they are not pro ducing the people must live on what has been produced until anew crop can be planted, harvested and distrib uted. According to the Department of Agriculture, our crops this year will be ample for prosperity. The July | report on winter wheat gave an esti : mate of 569,000,000 bushels, against Ia total of 587,000,000 in 1921. The spring crop in northwestern States will have a bumper yield per acre and the total will be higher than last year. The prospects for European demand for wheat are good. Out side of Russia, Europe will produce | between 90,000,000 and 100,000,000 i bushels of wheat less than last year. What Russia will have no one can say. But with the shrinkage in production and with Canada producing her big gest crop since 1915, the American farmer is in good position to supply not only all domestic needs) but most of the foreign demands as well. The corn crop is in good condition and promises a yield of some three billion bushels. The oat crop is poor; the hay crop is large, and the amount of dairy products being produced and now held in storage is large. Fruit generally is in good shape, and a rec ord-breaking crop in many sections is reported. We’ve talked to many conservative men on the streets of Bay St. Louis recently. And they are a unit in declaring that even with industrial conditions in a temporary slump, Americans have no just reas on for looking on the dark side any longer. MAKING US THE GOAT. England is talking about canceling the debt owed to her by France. And we have right here in this country some people who argue that it is a noble example, and that the United States should follow the same course, and cancel the debt England owes it. It is a sort of chain affair, England forgives France, we forgive England. But the joke is that there’s no one to forgive us. We’d be left holding the hot potato. We lent Europe money, and it came out of Liberty bonds. A lot of those bonds are held right here in Bay St. Louis. And when those bonds mature we’re going to have to pay them off if England doesn’t. Which means that citizens of this community—of every com munity in the United States, for.that matter —are not apt to applaud any proposition that carries debt can celling with it. We furnished money to prosecute the war —and then we sent over enough men to win it. Now we’re entitled to the money we loan ed —and we’ll be a lot of suckers if we don’t get it. SAFETY FIRST. The ti’ouble is with auto drivers who read about accidents to other people, they do not look on those ac cidents as lessons they should apply to themselves. You talk to the auto drivers of Bay St. Louis and com munity and in almost every case they appear to believe they are im mune from the same mishaps they read about. It’s difficult for a man to see himself in the same predica ment as another. To the average person, a narrow escape from acci dent is only an incident. It usually brings no concern about the possi bility of something of the same kind occurring again, with more serious results. One cannot always be lucky. Something is sure to happen if care lessness is indulged in. It’s just as easy to be careful as it is to be care less, and it’s a lot healthier and far less expensive. Sizing it all up and preaching as strong a sermon as we know how to preach, we put it in these two words—Play Safe! OYSTER SEASON DRAWS NEAR. With the oyster season to open Sep tember 1, plans are being made by the Mississippi Oyster Commission to care for those seeking license just prior to the close of the month, after which boats will be sent to the vari ous reefs after the bivalves. Mem bers of the commission will make a tour of inspection to the different reefs from Pass Christian to St. Joe Reef, near the Louisiana marshes, on the 30th of August to ascertain the condition of oysters upon them and officials report a good season in store for packers and shippers. Sixteen Hurt When L. & N. Pas*en* ger Hits Freight. Talladega, Ala. # Aug. 23. —At least three persons were seriously injured and thirteen suffered minor injuries when the southbound L. & N. passen ger train No. 85 collided with a switching freight train yesterday af ternoon. The impact broke all steam and water connections on the freight train, and caused it to tear headlong down the spur track for half a mile until at the chemical plant it ran into a clock, completely demolishing one box car and a coal car and derailing and damaging the freight engine. The average woman’s ambition is to look as well as she thinks she looks. ************ * * * COLUMN de BULL- * * * ************ By Fuller Bull. A Day Off. Sweet Prunella, verily it doeth my heart good to see the guy what has labored hard in the “Vin-Yard” take a reaction—scuse me, we mean: A Recreation. Perfectly 0. K., 80, a guy aint got no call to just keep slammin’ at old father Work ALL the time, an' have no fun, an’ every thin’ eh? That’s what church fairs an’ an’ ail is made for, sose a guy can cut the strings loose an’ letter go. It puts us in mind of long ago when a good Bro. scribe had been hunted outa his library lair, where he’d been all tied up in the high X’s an classics an’ ail, an’ was ’bout to take root; some good Samaritan got him by a wing an’ made his scribeship toddle down to a Fair as a change of venue, or change of bills, as you wish—how thesomever, he finely landed ’mid the gay populace—some stray MULE come ’long ’bout that time an’ slam med him one in his classic brain, shakin’ loose the shade of Learnin’ an’ Dignity from the bay window of his soul an’ turnin’ back the clock o’ life some ’steen years. 80, lemme tell you, when that wonderful thing had transpired to the above viz, there was a bran new man, a guy what forgot every trouble what life had, a Under-Grad havin’ the Time he craved with ALL the trimmin’s, lovin’ all an’ by all loved. We sat back (that Mule didn’t find US) an’ was Glad, cause we knowed Friend Scribe was havin’ what he de served: A GOOD time an’ A DAY OFF. Chou*Cou-Pou-Lou. Old folks tell us that the best Mar athon runners in the world were the Indians; you can tell it’s the “whole an’ nothin’ but” by the way they was so derned long-winded in namin’ places: the above is a sample of their Yard-lengths monikers for burgs. That is what them red-skins called Bay St. Louis when they first parked their busses here some few moons back. Some guy’ sufferin’ with asthma, changed it shorter; then some other guys didn’t like that an’ they all took turns on the change, till now you got “The Bay.” * * * * While we w r ere at the Hoo-Loo -800-Loo Fair down a tthe House of Brains the other night, we bought a chance an’ the number was 16, show in’ it to a dame friend of ours we said it was “sweet sixteen an’ never been kissed. “That don’t go no more, Fuller,” the Dame sass, “It uster be the racket, but unh, unh for NOW.” * * * Well, the Season’s almost gone “from soup to nuts” now, an’ it won’t be long before the Janes will have their solid coat of Tan that’ll carry most thru the winter, sose folks’ll think, maybe, she’s been hikin’ over some desert lookin’ for her Sheik. We saw one the other day what looked like she had a fight for her life with some Desert varmint or other; some animal musta bit her, as she had a orful blue bruise spot on her neck; when he said how sorry we was to see it, the Jane got orful red, an’ we know she didn’t like to be reminded ’bout the dangers of the Desert, so we let up tight NOW’. * * * Coin’ at it hammer and tongs is what’s hoin’ to bring home the Bacon an’ the Gravy to the also. It tickles us all over the way the Coast is goin’ after the Spanish Trail biz. Go to it, boys; we need the connection an’ we gointa make it a party line for the whole dern Mullet chasin’ family, * * * Somebody found out last Sun. that W T hite Mule an' SALT water was just like oil an’ H2o.—won’t MIX. The reporter says that them two birds what was carryin’ weight in the Briny Handicap hadta be rolled all over the Pier, an’ fresh AIR hadta be dosed out some freely. They ain’t no use foolin’ with a Mule in the water. * * * On Ye Labour Day! Oh, Mr. Mattox, please put on the Padlox, To hold the old “Lyno” machine; Let’s see for a minute what must go in it, To make up the news serene: NINE reels of Comedy, to act as a remedy. For all ills on Sept, the Four, W’hen on Labor Day, the OLD GUYS will play, And SHOW’ they’re PEP to the CORE. They are GOOD! IQt Bay this Cigarette and Save Money Share Most Miles I ” :^S uUM*DIPPED CORDS Sold by BREATH'S SERVICE STATION, EDWARDS BROS. FOR SALE A STRICTLY CASH GROCERY, DRY GOODS, NOTIONS, CAKE AND POP. BUILDING WITH OR WITHOUT STOCK FOR SALE. Third Street, Near St. Charles, BAY ST. LOUIS, MISS. KNOWN AS MULLER AND RUPP. Gee, Prunella, don’t ya see we gointa have BIG DOIN’S out on th’ ball lot on Labor Day? Well, I’ll tell th’ Cock-eyed Universe we ARE! All to the viz: The Ossified Oslerites are gointa cross bats with The Noah’s Ark Kids, an' they ain’t got a guy on either team wdiat old Doc Osier wouldn’ta chloroformed ten years ago, if he’da had his happy WAY. Cumberland Red Erwin sends in the line up to the viz: Ossified Oslerites. (Ist and 2nd Wards) J. Red Erwin Manager Rose-Bud Cuneo Captain R. Whisperin’ Blaize Pitcher C. 6-Cyl. Monti Catcher R. Woodpecker Genin Ist Base C. Red Breath 2nd Base Pat Leather Conway 3rd Base W. Go-Easy Driver S. S. H. Bull Saucier L. F. P. Redfish Tudury C. F. J. Goodtimes Bontemps R. F. R. Spaghetti Webb Pigtail W. Citypark McDaniel Bat Supt. C. Bugletone Banderet-Chief Rooter J. Mitrebox Buehler Asst. Rooter E. Jaybird Gex Utility Noah’s Ark Kids. (3rd and 4th Wards) Tony Chateau-Thierry Manager Eagle-Eye Jones Captain Ferd. Fresh Eggloff Pitcher G. Tin-Liz Edwards Catcher Longstaple Cotton Blaize--Ist Base Jack Tarpon Strong 2nd Base Sic'em Henry Seube 3rd Base Oscar Wilde Luc S. S. P, Depot Raymond L. F. Jim Blue Redding C. F. V. Tenderloin Carver R. F. H, Santa Claus Glover Pigtail J. L. & N. Green Bat Supt. G. Whizz Heitzmann Chief Rooter J. Bullshooter Basford__Asst. Rooter Ped. Bath-House Boudin Utility J. Money-Order Saucier—Umpire. Bob Chops Toulme—Umpire. T. Swamp Woodcock—Chief Boun cer. The game will be called on the DOT by the various UMPS, an’ will PROceed till the end or till the DOC TOR in chg. will declare that the whole works are Non Es Combatisbus Swampo Rex. No one will be allowed to DIE on the Field. No razzin’ the Umps unless wear in’ 10-Ib, MITTS. Pop bottles must be empty before they’re slammed at anybody. All Ground Rules will be Dusted off. Ra-ca-chaws don’t count in the score. Now, Gentle Public t if you wanta see what Chauteau-Thierry an’ The Marne w’as like, well, yuo 'COME out to them grounds on Sept, the FIVE. :, *‘‘v*‘^****"*** : *‘ : ‘* : ** : **‘** : '* : '***' : '*‘‘‘‘*‘ : ** : *‘ : *‘ : ' ' ",3 ' : I v V * t W A r EAT HER- TIGHTNESS. Carey Asfaltslate Shingles are water-tight, sun-proof, wind-tight. The tempered asphalt * * compound on a wool-felt base used in Carey Asfaltslate Shmg es * X is the most perfect and durable weather-proofing known. % Fire-Protection. Crushed-slate surfacing makes Carey Asfalt- j, t slate Shingles proof against chimney-fires or flying sparks. % Permanence. Extra heavy construction makes these shingles * Z withstand weather-wear. Their colors never fade. j t Bea u ty\ Carey Asfaltslate Shingles conform to every architectural * conception and harmonize with any surroundings. No type or roofing is so adaptable to all conditions. ... Z Let us show you some fine homes beautified by Carey Asfaltslate £ * Shingles. SHINGLES f “The Shingle (hat never curls it* ? I For sale in Bay St. Louis only by 1 A. SCAFDE & CO.. f i | Telephone 99. Bay St. Louis, Miss. | p - ‘ , —^ You make no mistake when you trade at Mauffray’t. Summer Necessities Are varied and many. And it is hard to do without them. We carry a complete line of such necessities that will bear your inspection, and the quality amply justifies the price, which, to say the least, i g bound to meet the confines of your purse. We Carry For Your Inspection and Purchase— Lawn Mowers, Oil Stoves of different sizes and j Prices, Garden Hose, Screen Wire, Water Coolers, Garden Tools, Fishing Poles, Tackles, Crab Nets, Twine, etc., etc. The home is calling for the replenishment of many of the sum mer necessities, and it will pay you and the satisfaction will be supreme -f purchases are made at THE STORE OF HONEST VALUES. JOS. 0. MAUFFR.AY, BAY ST. LOUIS. MISS. v " ~ ~ ' BILOXI. For the first time in the history of baseball on the Mississippi Coast, in surance has been taken out against r.?in on the game to be played here Thursday afternoon between Biloxi and Gulfport with Lloyds of London, through a local insurance agency. Other games during the remainder of the season'have also been insured by the local manager. Two hundred display signs for Bi loxi which were ordered by the Bi loxi Rotary Club and the Charles Baudry Post, American Legion, to be used in advertising the city upon automobiles, will arrive this week and be disposed of to local auto owners in a campaign to be carried on through the State. SHAW & WOLEBEN ENGINEERS, ARCHITECTS GULFPORT. MISS. plans, specifications, surveys, ESTIMATES REPORTS AND SUPERVISION FOR ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURAL WORKS AND STRUCTURES.