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C. G. Moreau, Editor and Publisher. Official Journal of The Board of Supervisors, Hancock County, Miss. Official Journal of Board of Mayor and Aldermen City of Bay St. Louis fo^FIR £CAL L TELEPHONE NO. 166. FOR POUND KEEPER CALL TELEPHONE 142. ON THE ROAD. Common sense should prevail at all times on the part of the auto driver. The great danger on the road is in v pasing another either when meeting one or overtaking one on the highway. It is here that special attention should be given to driving. One Bay St. Louis auto driver whose experience covers several years said to us a few days awo in speaking of this subject: “It’s not only a serious breach of motoring etiquette but also a viola tion of the laws of a majority of the States to speed up and attempt to race a car which has signalled its in tention of passing on the left of you. Too many drivers appear to consider this a challenge to a test of speed; that they must uphold the honor of their machine by stepping on the gas and tearing along at 10 or 15 miles an hour faster than they had been going. This is responsible for a num ber of accidents usually to the car on the outside, which is prevented from getting back on its own side of the road, and is liable to a collision with a machine coming from the op posite direction. “The moment a horn is sounded behind you, draw as far as possible to the right without endangering your own car, and let the other fel low drive past. He may have a good reason for his haste. But, even if he hasn’t, he isn’t issuing a challenge to race. He is merely giving one of the signals of the road that is recog nized by law. And he is entitled to have his wishes complied with.” BRIGHTER SKIES. The return to the mines of thous ands of workers and a better under standing between railroad operators and their men has done much to bring about more pleasing conditions with in the past two weeks than the coun try has enjoyed for a long time. Crops are moving in every section, and farmers are again getting their hands on some ready money. Asa result the residents of towns and cities all over America are feeling the change, and business generally is stepping forward at a good pace. Big city dailies note a heavy increase in ad vertising, which means that the peo ple are commencing to do their fall buying, and these advertisers are an ticipating an excellent fall and win ter business. There is no better bar ometer of a town than the advertis ing columns of its newspapers. If the merchants are alive, and after their share of the business, the news paper columns show it. And if the advertising of local merchants is by small parts, the mail-order houses are quick to note it and quick to flood that community with their cata logues. All of which is respectfully offered merchants of Bay St. Louis for their careful consideration. Sometimes about all that the early bird gets is hungry. If you live right you won’t have to worry about what the newspapers say about you. Wouldn’t tfcis be a wonderful world if they probed the railroad wrecks be fore they occurred? Only the man who has gone with out a smoke for a whole day can ap preciate . ( the suffering of the girl who gets down town and finds she has forgotten her powder rag. ’‘ls your money working hard enough?” reads a headline in a daily paper. Yes—hard enough but not long enough. The loafer has some advantages, but he misses the fun of going out on strike every now and then. We used to say of some girls that “they put everything on their backs.” But now we can't say it the way they dress now. If long skirts would come back into style there’ll be more darned stock ings worn than there have been for two years. Lloyd George says he can see an other big war coming. We hope he doesn’t point it out to us. It is well to remember that there is a patent medicine for every fail ing, except the failing of making a fool of yourself. They may be able to work out radio sermons for country churches, but they can’t have basket picnics and ice cream socials that way. Thanksgiving day is coming, so you’d better start now trying to think of something to be thankful for. This government is going to be more successful when it quits making news laws and starts enforcing a few of the ten commandments. VOTE FOR THE AMENDMENT. One of the most important and firmly established results of democ racy is the direct return of the mon ey, paid by the people in taxes, to the public in some concrete form, from which all classes derive bene fits. The days when an inefficient and corrupt government could bleed the people white by taxes to support hundreds of favorites and politicians, returning nothing to the people, are passed; at least in this country. The people reap the benefits of good government in hundreds of ways, direct and indirect, but one of the most important channels through which the government, city, county, State, and federal, is today returning the ’taxes, is in good roads. In this respect the work of the city is limited to the city, and affects only the city, but the county has been the most important road building unit in every State in the Union. Practically all the roads built up to six years ago were the direct result of effort on the part of the counties. This was well enough when traffic was by ox cart and wagon, but with the rapid evolution of the motor vehicle, there came a correspondingly rapid in crease in the need for improved high ways, until in July, 1916, Congress passed the Federal Aid Road Act, which appropriated funds to assist the counties in the construction of rural post roads. The passage of this act was des tined to cause anew era in the good roads movement from one end of the country to the other. The appropri- ation of these funds to aid the coun ties in road construction, (necessi tated the formation of State Highway Departments, through which the vari ous counties of a State could apply for Federal aid. Funds were alloted in this manner until November 9, 1921, when the time came for new appropriations. In the discussion in Congress, it was shown that millions of dollars had been wasted, due to the fact that the counties were not maintaining newly constructed roads, and allowing them to wear down un til within two or three years the orig inal investment was lost. It was also shown that changing conditions de manded through connected highways, and the counties were building stretches of road in accordance with their individual desires, indifferent as to co-ordination with adjoining counties. Accordingly when the new law was passed, it contained a pro vision requiring the State to give to the State Highway Departments con trol over a State Highway System, consisting of 7 per cent of the roads, upon which Federal funds were to be expended, and which was to be main tained by the State. States in which legislation prevented the State High way Department from taking over these roads were given three years in which to enact legislation enabling them to do so. Mississippi is one of these States, and steps have been tak en to pass this legislation. At its last session, the Legisla ture submitted to the people for bal lot at the November elections, an amendment to Section 170 of the Constitution, which gives the boards of supervisors full jurisdiction over roads, ferries and bridges in their respective counties. The amendment would place 7 per cent of the roads, forming a connected highway system, in the hands of the State Highway Commission for construction and maintenance. This system would con nect every county seat and center of population of six hundred or more in the State, and would be maintained in such a condition that it would be open for travel during the entire year. Failure to adopt this amend ment will automatically close this channel, through which approximate ly a million and a quarter dollars are returned to the people of Mississippi annually. BUGS ATTACK FIGS. Fig growers in South Missis sippi, with one of the best crops in years, are reporting considerable in jury to their trees by small, soft bodied, white waxy bugs. Complaints of damage to coleus and geraniums by the same insects have also reached the Mississippi Plant Board from many localities. These pests are commonly called mealy bugs on account of the coat of white, mealy wax which covers them. They feed on a large number of plants, often causing serious damage. Though sometimes controlled by their natural enemies, spraying is usually necessary to hold them in check. A pound of good laundry soap dissolved in five gallons of water makes a good spray and should be applied under considerable pressure. Five per cent kerosene emulsion is also recommend ed. Repeated spraying will be neces sary, as new bugs are constantly hatching out from the eggs which are protected from the spray by a thick coat of wax. Mealy bugs are usually much worse where the Argentine ant is present, as the ant protects them from their natural enemies and moves them from tree to tree. Argentine ant control campaigns will help reduce the mealy bugs also. ■ God made this world in seven days —and some men have been trying to wreck his masterpiece ever since. About the hardest thing to find is a man who doesn’t think his beard is tougher than the other fellow’s. HERE’S TO THE WEEKLY. When you hear someone speak of the “Country Weekly” you never think of a newspaper printed in the country. Your impression is rather of a little publication issued from a small shop in a small town which is probably the center of a fairly large and prosperous commun ity. Isn’t that true? Then, why do we not call the newspaper a “Community Weekly?” That would be a broader title and one far more characteristic of its service. It does not limit the news to items from the country. Its service covers the city, town or village and sur rounding community, tl is a public utility on a small scale. Give the weekly its just dues, for it is always a power in the community. The large daily may carry more foreign news and more scandals of the day, but the truly wholesome news of the com munity will be found in the “Com munity Weekly.” Along with its wholesomeness goes ACCURACY —more than any daily paper can possibly possess. The com munity editor takes the time to col lect his news personally or his friends, upon whom he can depend, hand it to him, thereby safeguarding its reliability. Where will you find the big city editor who can afford to check each item, large and small, for accuracy in details? And that is the stronghold of the weekly. Therefore, because of its accuracy and wholesomeness, and the thor oughness of its service to the com munity, the publication representing your district and town deserves the broader title of the “Community Weekly”—and it also deserves every bit of the support you and your neighbors can give it. HE NEVER STRIKES. Secretary Wallace of the Depart ment of Agriculture did a real public service recently when he emphasized the need of all elements stopping their bickering and turning to production. He called attention to the farmer, who has many tough experiences, yet never goes on strike against that tough luck, against the public or against anything else. The farmers of America ,and especially some farmers who have had a pretty tough run of luck for the past several seasons. They did not get big prices before the war, and they are not get ting big prices now. They were the first to feel deflation. They get low prices for what they sell and then see their product multiply in price until others grow rich. They could reduce production to meet their own needs and let the rest of the people hustle for what they want, but they don’t. They just keep on going. Arid their refusal to strike keeps the whole world alive while the other fellows do the striking. THE LIMA BEAN. Did you ever eat a Lima bean, commonly called a “butter bean,” fresh-picked from the garden? And did you ever compare its flavor with the Lima bean that had been picked and dried for weeks? Peace of mind and rest of heart are so essential to human happiness that we often wish every resident would raise Lima beans right out in the yard. If the energy that goes into disputes over labor trouble and politics could be diverted to Lima bean culture, this would be the happiest country under heaven. Too many are forced to eat this vegetable long after it has lost a large percent of its taste and sus taining qualities. Too few are priv ileged to gather them fresh in the morning and have them on the table a few hours later. And every time we happen into a mess of them, fresh from the garden, we can’t understand how a man can partake of Lima beans and harbor a grudge against anybody in the world. PRESIDENT NOT COMMITTED TO BONUS VETO. Washington, Aug. 31. —It was stated denitely yesterday that the president hsa not given unequivocal assurance of a veto if the bopus bill goes to him without carrying some method of payment. If all of us got what we think we are worth the mints would have to double production to pay for us. LOTS Just Off DUNBAR AVENUE ONLY SIO.OO We have a few left on Dunbar Avenue, which we will Close Out at $30.00 Each. Installment - Payments if desired. Address FEDERAL SALES AGENCY, 421 Carondelet St., New Orleans. LOCAL LINK WOULD MAKE THIS COAST 0’ DREAMS TRUE (Continued from Page One.) the sheerest of poets. Had they been told they were going their way like troubadours of old, touching the lute and singing madrigals in praise of beauty, probably they would have re torted: “Shucks!” or “Rats!” or “Where do you get that stuff?” They phrased it differently. But they are working busily away to forge and file a key to Fairyland and give it to the whole wide world that the whole wide world might go through the magic gates to the Gulf Coast and enjoy what they had seen and enjoyed. Oh, yes, they were severely prac tical. They formulated a plan to call in New Orleans a conference of the governors and state highway com hissioners of eight states —Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Tex as, Arizona, New Mexico and Cali fornia—to bring the Old Spanish Trail to completion. They obtained pledges of funds from the Gulf Coast cities, which came through one hun dred per cent. and assured that the Old Spanish Trail headquarters will be maintained at San Antonio for another year, with Haral Ayers the fighting manager of it. See Future Wealth. They laid a box barrage of peti tions around the Associated High ways of America, in convention at Minneapolis last week, that the Old Spanish Trail be included in any scheme of national highways the national organization proposed and fostered. They talked of the busi ness it would bring them when the Trail is completed. Of the increased real estate values when the millions of touring automobiles of America are let into this Gulf Coast Wonder land, But they were poets at heart. They had a vision and they went out on the highways and told of their vision to all who would hear. And the song of beauty that they sang is going to ring in the words of the writer folk who probably would nev er get to the home of beauty if prac tical men did not talk grades and surfaces and bridges and bond issues and road building politics, and make concrete the dreams they cannot voice. Five-Hour Ferry Trip. One official Orleanian met them at Gulfport—Major R. H. Fleming, manager of the Motor League of Louisiana. And the trip that he made to get there by automobile showed more vividly than anything else what the completion of the Old Spanish Trail will do for New Orleans motor ists to let them into the Gates of Fairyland. From New Orleans the road runs clean and level and gravelled twenty two miles to Chef Menteur, beneath the frow'ning old brick ramparts ot Fort McComb. Then the car runs on board th# f&ry “Winnie Davis” and starts for Mississippi. That ferry trip covers 34 miles, takes five hours, and costs ten dollars for every car! It lands you at Pearlington, Missis sippi, a quaint and buried little town. Over twenty-two miles of “dirt road you bump to Bay St. Louis with one small stretch of shell road leading you into the town. Then another ferry! Fairyland At Last! There the “Cecil Bean” runs you across the bay to Henderson’s Point in half an hour, at one dollar a car and fifteen cents for each extra pas senger beyond the driver. And you’re in Fairyland at last. Three miles of passable road and you’re at Pass Christian, where the beach road is one of the nation’s loveliest vistas, arched with oaks, the cool brick walls of Hotel Miramar gleaming through trees, and the beautiful white mansions giving glimpses of summeh interiors that would lure a native son away from California. Onward you go to Gulf port and then past Mississippi City to Biloxi, its quaint old streets that were once the thoroughfares of Louisiana’s capital in earliest colonial times in beautiful contrast to Gulfport’s mod ern and wide laid thoroughfares. You’ve traveled 68 miles by land, from Canal street to Biloxi’s center. But you’ve had to travel 35 miles by water to do it. And for the sake of a three hour automobile run, you’ve spent five hours on a ferry and paid sll ferry charges. Which means $22 alone for the ferry round trip to Biloxi —when the railroad fare to Bi loxi is only $2.87 with a 75 cent Pull man fare. Trail Shortens Trip. When the Old Spanish Trail is completed, you’re to travel the same old 22 miles to Chef Menteur, cross that stream in a half-hour ferriage, go up the new Chef road to Slidell for 16 miles go seven miles more from Slidell to Pearl River Station, ,run four more miles to the Pearl River at the Mississippi State line, tross there either by ferry or bridge —another salf-hour say, by ferry, and then straightaway on good roads to Biloxi for sixty miles. But the grand total that you have traveled will take you less, when Old Spanish Trail is completed, than the time you spend on the water today in that Chef Menteur-Pearlington deep-sea voyage up the Chef, along the Rigolets .and then up Pearl River. Also the round trip won’t cost $22 for ferry fares along between New Orleans and Biloxi. It was a great meeting they held in Gulfport, Tuesday night, to link up the whole Mississippi Coast as a unit behind the Tra.i. And they did it. While the Mobile good workers out numbered the Louisianians many fold, there was one loyal bunch from a live Louisiana town at that meeting —the Slidell delegation. Many Ardent Worker*. Led by Mayor R. W, House, of Slidell, and Dr. John K. Griffith, chairman of ttye Chef Menteur-Slidell road committee, the delegation in cluded S. H. Lott, proprietor of the Commercial Hotel; W. C. Huff, pub lisher of the Slidell Sun; Joseph Hq tard, of the Chamber of Commerce; T. J. Eddins, automobile dealer; J. C. Langston, cf the Chamber of Com merce, and B. 11. Gardiner, furniture man. . . They gave up their time and their money to the cause and they put Louisiana on the map at that Gulf port meeting, aided and supplement ed by Major Fleming, of New Or- IN the past two months Firestone are universally equipping with Fire and marketed more tires stone Cords, than in any similar period in its history. There are many reasons for the high This steadily increasing public pref- quality of Firestone tires but chici ? erence is proof of the recognition by among the special manufacturing proc car owners of the greater values of- esses arc double gum-dipping, thus § fered by Firestone. It is a tribute to eliminating internal friction by insulat- Pi restone men —all stockholders in the - ing each cord strand, and air-bag cure, company all actuated by the operat- insuring a well-balanced and perfectly ing principle of Most Miles per Dollar, shaped product. The average performance of Don’t speculate in tires—you will sis without equal in the find the right combination of price and making and Is reflected quality in Firestone. Come in and let J tendency to specify us tell you about the service these hard service. Taxicab Cords are giving other car-owners >uying tires by the mile, v. hem you know. restone! UM'DIPPED CORDS Sold by. BREATH’S SERVICE STATION, C. L JOYNER EDWARDS BROS. leanians day after day and week after week. We’re the natural play leans. It was a noble series of meetings that were held. They’ll stand out long in the memories of those who were there for clean-cut enthusiasm and loyal effort for the Gulf Coast’s wel fare. Scores of names stand out among the workers. Especially that Mobile delegation. There was Wallace J. Parham, Jr., president of the Optimists’ Club; Jo seph Ryan, also of the Optimists, and William G. Austin, Jr., their secre tary. From the Civitans of Mobile came E. S. Smith, Benjamin Powell and Frank Lyons, their president. There was J. C. Taylor, president and vice president of Mobile’s Ki wanis, who also sent Tom H. Hallo well, T. B. Milling, and R. O. Rubel. Three members of the Alabama High way Commission were there; old Sen ator John Craft, 75, father of the good roads movement in America; Prof. J. A. Callan, of the engineer ing chair at Auburn, and S. L. Bat son. From the Mobile Rotarians came L. E. Carroll, W. A. Benson, secretary; M. C. Cunningham, Elmo Davison* Richard Murray and R. A. Christian, president. Women Enthusiasts. One of the leaders of the Mobile shock troops was Nicholas E. Stall worth, leading Mobile lawyer, whose wife, blind from birth ,is one of the leading women good roads workers in the South, and whose 15-year-old daughter, Gelene Armour Stallworth, was the youngest good roads worker to drive a car in the tour. Then there was J. L. Bedsole, vice president of the Chamber of Com merce; W. H. Reynolds, chairman of its highway and bridge committee; G. Leo Rooney and P. A. Fenimore, sec retary. And W. A. Steadman, of the Mobile Country Automobile Club, completed the line-up. But the names of many more stand out. There was Charles Hay don, mayor of Gulfport; Charles E. Chidsey,* lawyer, of Pascagoula; Dr. Richard Fox, of Gulfport, president of the Gulfport Rotary Club and •president of Gulf Park College. Lunch at Miramar. At Pass Christian there stood out among the leading workers Sam Mc- Glathery', of Hotel Miramar, who was host of the entire band of yood roads workers at a luncheon; E. J. Adam, Sr., chairman of the meeting; Dr. A. R. Robertson, chairman of the finance committee, who doubled the allot ment assigned to Pass Christian, and got most of it before the meeting was over. There were Elmer Northrop, C. E. Jones, J. B. Stroud, Wesley Williams, J. A. Leatherbury, George P. Brandt, acting mayor in the ab sence of Mayor J. H. Spence; Tom Grayson, H. D. Bacon, L. H. Barks dale and L. W. Cottrell, Mrs. A. Aschaffenberg, the Misses Milten berger, Miss Loretta Dunn, James Terrill and A. Rohl. All of them pitched in to help the Trail along. And at Bay St. Louis the same enthusiasm and loyalty was encoun tered. Mayor R. W. Webb, of the Bav, led the cohorts. With him wer m They are GOOD! 1U I fUoungMan:- ii h You have a | i • • .' I T Your future is what YOU MAKE it. If you acquire spendthrift v X habits, your future will not be bright and successful. T t If you are industrious and deposit your money regularly, nothing v 1 can stop you from reaching the top of the ladder of success. T Y And remember —your employer knows those who are careful i with their money and visit the bank REGULARLY. 1 Come in and open an account today—sl.oo will start you. We will welcome you. v | The Merchants Bank f I AND TRUST COMPANY. I ± GEO. R. REA, CASHIER. * rz=- You make no mistake when you trade at Mauffray’s. Summer Necessities Are varied and many. And it is hard to do without them. We carry a complete line of su h necessities that will bear your inspection, and the quality amply justifies the price, which, to say the least, i s bound to meet the confines of your purse. We Carry For Your Inspection and Purchase — Lawn Mowers, Cil Stoves of different sizes and Prices, Garden Hose, Screen Wire, Water Coolers, Garden Tools, Fishing Poles, Tackles, Crab Nets, T wine, etc., etc. The home is calling for the replenishment of many of the sum mer necessities, and it will pay vou and the satisfaction will be supreme if purchases are made at THE STORE OF HONEST VALUES. JOS. 0. MAUFFRAY, BAY ST. LOUIS, MISS. j R. L Genin, city attorney; E. J. Gex, Hancock county attorney; F. C. Bon dages, county assessor; George R. Rea, of the Merchants’ Bank; Leo Seal, of the Hancock County Bank; Dr. C. S. Horcon, A. Battistella, Ro land Weston, John K. Edwards, Win field Partridge, Charles G. Moreau, Geo. J. Toca, A, E. Mills, Joseph Jones, L. M. Nicholson and James Givins. Must Complete Trail, And all of them had the same story to tell. “That Old Spanish Trail has got to be completed. It will open up our coast to hundreds of thousands of Or ground of New Orleans and all South Louisiana. 'Tell ’em back there in New Orleans to get busy and see that the Old Spanish Trail is pushed throu h. It’s a road of primary mili tary importance, but it may be a long time before we have a war. It’s a road of primary nlcasure importance every day in the year. We’re ready. How about New Orleans? Let’s go!” And the men who live all the time in that coastal Fairyland have pledg ed their money for that road. They're ready to fight for it any time, anywhere, and no barriers barred. When they win their goal, they’ll have opened the doors of the Coast o’ Dreams to a worlds that needs it.