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The Semi-weekly leader. (Brookhaven, Miss.) 1905-1941, August 12, 1922, Image 1

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And Ought To, is Expressed Opin
ion of A Woman Newspaper
of Clarksdale
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Percy E. Quin
"The Woman Voter” a Mississippi News
paper Owned and Published by Wo
men in Clarksdale, and Spokesman
of the Women’s League in Missis
sippi, Takes Notice of Congressional
Campaign in this District—-Assails
Wall’s Campaign Methods Stating
That it is Regrettable That A Man
Running for Congress Fails to Con
duct His Campaign on a High Plane.
The Editorial Follows:
Peanut Politics.
It is indeed, strange that a man who aspires to the high office of Con
gressman of the United States cannot conduct a campaign on a high plane
without indulging in peanut politics. '
It is to be hoped that the womeit voters of the state will not be led
ground by this kind of thought nor be induced to cast their ballot for this
character of flap trap and demagogical trash.
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In the seventh district Mr. Hugh Wall is a candidate for Congress
against Mr. Percy Quin. There are great issues confronting the candidates
at this time, issues of great public importance, issues that affect the people
of the United States for weal or woe. Mr. Wall sees fit to turn away from
these issues, and make an attack upon Mrs. Percy Quin, the wife of his op
Under the law a Congressman is allowed certain clerical help in the dis
charge of his official duties. It is not uncommon for a Congressman to
permit his wife to do this work and draw pay for it. ***** *
Mr. Wall is not satisfied with Mrs. Quin’s conduct in this matter.
He drags it openly into the campaign as a subject of criticism. Evidently
following the bent of his contracted mind, he assails her religion and tries
to stir every prejudice possible.
It is to be hoped that the sensible women Voters of Mississippi will
laugh to scorn the candidate for office who, instead of discussing on a high
plane the great issues of the day, turns to some little 'insignificant prejudi
cial affair, and undertakes to injure some good woman who is simply work
ing hard to assist'her husband. ******* *
It may be that the Woman Voter just naturally has an abiding
contempt for any man who tries to elevate himself to office by stirring
up a narrow prejudice and scoffing at his opponent’s wife’s religion;
or in any other way trying to bring her into ridicule or contempt. It
a man has no better reasons to oiler the public for his elevation to of
fice, the public cannot expect much if he is elected.
The Woman Voter shall strive to have political campaigns conducted on
a high and clean basis. 4
Suppose some one had suggested to L. Q. C. Lamar, Davis, George,
Money, waithall, McLaurin, Spencer, Lowry, Stone, or many other
ol me great men of Mississippi who have run for office in the past that they
could win a campaign by attacking their opponent’s wife’s religion, or mak
ing any kind of an attack upon her; they would have spurned it with con
tempt. The Woman Voter longs to see the day return wnen this same
Southern crdvalry will again be alive in the breast of an men who aspire for
high office, and when political trash, clap trap and peanut politics may tie a
thing of the past. •
—The Woman Voter, Published at Clarksdale.
■—Quin’s Campaign Committee
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Cotton at Critical Stage and Hot
Weather is Desired for
Good Yield.
Gulfport, Miss., Aug. 5.—D. A. Mc
Candliss, agricultural statistician in
Missisippi for the U. S. Department
of Agriculture, makes the following
semi-monthly report on crop con
ditions in Mississippi.
Cotton is at a very ctitlcal stage
in its development, and the weather
during the next two or three weeks
will materially affect the yield.
Weevils are abundant nearly all over
the state, and if weather continues
rainy during the first part of Aug
ust the yield will be seriously fe
duced. Hot, dry weather for the
next two or three wedks, will Bold
the weevils in check enough to al
low good yields in most sections of
the state.
Corn is generally in good condition
although the acreage is reduced from
that of last year. There is a larger
proportion of the crop planted late
than is usual. In the southern part
of the state some of the corn is near
ly ready to harvest. In a few places
in North Mississippi, there is still
some of last year’s corn for sale; this
is quite unusual at this time of the
iiaj piuiuioco wen, oil iiiuiV/O uuud
point to a good yield. There are a
few reports of losses in the field due
to heavy rains. Pastures are general
ly in better conditions than usual at
this date.
Sweet potatoes are beginnlg to be
dug in many aejetions, and some ship
ments have gone out. Low prices are
discouraging shipments in many
places. Yields and quality are gen
erally good, and the bulk of the crop
is in good shape.
Sugar cane is showing up well
nearly everywhere, though the acre
age is somewhat reduced from that
of last year.
Live stock is in good condition gen
erally. A considerable number of
young chickens have been shipped
from North Mississippi lately, many
of them going to New Orleans. In
terest in poultry raising is increas
ing In nearly all parts of the state.
Weekly Child Welfare Clinics.
Miss Davis, Child Welfare Nurse
will hold Child Welfare Nose and
Throat Clinics at the King’s Daugh
ters Hospital as follows:
Thursday, Aug. 17.—Team No.3.
—Drs. Higdon, McLeod and Warren.
Thursday, Aug. 24.—Team No. 1.
—Drt. Flowers, Butler and Arring
Thursday, Aug. 31.—Team No. 2.
—Drs. Johnson, Frizell and Collins.
Thursday, Sept. 7V—Team No. 3.
—Drs. Higdon, McLeod and Warren.
Miss Davis will hold clinics week
ly now until school begins owing to
such a great demand made from pa
rents who have children suffering
with diseased tonsils and adenoids to
have these corrections made before
the child enters school this fall.
Children must be registered with
Miss Davis at least 3 days before
regular clinic day in order that Miss
Davis will know how many beds to
reserve at the hospital. Miss Davis
can be found in her office at the
Court House „ ev«*y Saturday — oalyt
Please call then to see her, or write
her at Brookhaven.
Granberry—McCalip Marriage
W. T. McCalip, of Brookhaven, an
nounces the marriage of his daugh
ter, Eunice, to Arthur E. Granberry
which was performed Tuesday at
the Baptist parsonage in Canton, the
Rev. Thomas L. Wooten officiating.
The wedding was witnessed by a
few close friends of both immediate
families. Mr. and Mrs. Granberry
immediately motored to Jackson
where they are at home to their
friends at 262 Griffith street.—Jack
son News.
Family and friends were much
surprised at news of the marriage
of Miss McCalip and Mr. Granber
ry although Miss Eunice visited her
family here Sunday and told them
the marriage would occur soon. It
was Just a little sooner than they
Quin Wffl Win. (adv.)
First Bale of Cotton Bought by L.
Cohn & Brothers.
To William Smith, of Route Six.
Brookhaven, goes the credit for rais
ing and marketing the first bale of
cotton this searon. He sold a 4 50
pound bale this morning to L. Cohn
& Brothers, that classed middling
and received 22.50 per pound for it.
The advent of the “first bale''" each
season is the signal for a revival of
business and a general quickening of
the pulse of all lines of industry, and
with the farmers usually in good
'condition this season from the truck
ing and o'ber lines of endeavor it is
predicted that the fall season will be
a good one for Brookhaven and Lin
o:n County.
JsIcPhrdh Residence Struck by
The two story residence of Mr. J.
W. McPhail, two miles northwest of
Brookhaven, was struck by a bolt of
lightning in the thunder storm of
Wednesday morning and seriously
damaged. The lightning struck tne
chimney and came down the wall,
tearing the mantel out and hurling
it across the room and damaging the
walls in several places. Following
the telephone wire around the house
it entered another room and blew
he telephone to fragments* setting
tire to the walls in several places.
nut for the prompt action of Mr.
and Mrs. McPhail, the house would
no doubt have been destroyed by the
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McComb Receives Second Bale of
Cotton in State.
The Liberty Mercantile Go., o(
Liberty, Miss., owned and controlled
by the same stockholders as the But
ler Mercantile Co., of this city,
bought the first bale of this season's
cotton grown in Amite County, Tues
day, Aug. 8. This bale of cotton was
brought to McComb to the B-itle*
People May Decide Ctuestion 0f
Huying Current from Mc
Comb Plant.
Lo^er cost and better service was
the keynote tit an address by R. M.
Walk**, president of the McComb
MagnOlia-Summite Light and Power
Company before the Kiwanis club
relattw to “power problems in the
smaller cities.” Mr. Walker, who is
alsft general superintendent of the
Light and Power Company of Lau
rel, went into painstaking and care
ful details of every angle of the pro
position, comparing rates in cities
with small plants as against fates
where light and power came from a
centralized plant producing current
in great quantities fay transmission
to nti»r-by cities.
"ftfthe making of electricity for
lighting and power purposes, the
same principle applies as to most ev
ery other line of production—the
cost of making keeps dropping low
er with every increase of output”,
said Mr. Walker. He quoted figures
and rates that now maintain in Me
Comb, Magnolia, Summit and Laurel,
comparing them with figures fur
nished by R. S. Purser, superintend
ent of the Brookhaven city-owned
"The prices for light and power
that I quote here today are maxi
mum figures for the service mention
ed. When the cost of increased pro
duction lowers the general cost of
making and distributing current, the
rates will be lowered by the compa
ny voluntarily," stated Mr. Walker.
He then went on to point out in
stances of city-building based on an
adequate supply of power. Laurel,
he dhid, was a city of 7,000 when
his company built a plant sufficient
to stract concerns nspdlng electrical
power. That was ten years ago.
Now Laurel is a city of 18,000.
"No city can hope to expand to
its fullest growth without plenty of
power at reasonable rates to attract
new industries and manufacturing
concerns,” said Mr. Walker. He
then painted a glowing picture of
Brookhaven, as it surely will be in
the future if properly supplied with
current for all purposes.
Many of Brookhaven’s representa
tive citizens were present at the
Kiwanis club luncheon, and asked
Mr. Walker many pertinent questions
concerning the bringing of current
from the McComb plant to Brookha
ven via transmission lines erected
and maintained by the company. He
explained the low cost of fuel for
the plant at McComb, saying that
the company was assured of ten years
more of cheap fuel—the refuse from
one of the largest mills in the South.
The matter of service was given a
great deal of attention. Mr. Walker
maintained that one large plant
could more readily afford to keep
extra equipment for use in emer
gency than could the smaller cities,
where an auxiliary plant would be
almost as expensive' as the plant in
daily use.
While no definite action was taken
at the meeting, it is believed that an
election will be called to allow the
people to vote on the matter of ar
ranging for light and power from
»omb plant.
of the McComb-Magnolla
Company present were Chas.
O. Bynum, superintendent; A. L.
Fowle, vice-president; J. A. Bkgley,
general manager.
After the power question had been
thoroughly discussed. President Per
kins introduced Ray Ryan, Cleveland
scout, who made a short but inter
esting talk on baseball. He praised
Brookhaven for its team and for Its
wonderful ball park, and said that
this city should always have a win
ning ball club.
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Senator Cohn Made Eloquent
Appeal—Numbers of AVo
men Present.
The Vardanian Rally held this
morning in the Court House on short
notice diew a crowd which filled
all the sea{£ and nearly all the
staniing loom.
B. E. Surane’B was elected chair
man of the meeting, with Mr. Lige
Douglas, cecretary, nominations be
ing made by Mr. Frank Parsons.
On motion of Mr. Louis Noble, it
was voted that three Vardanian vol
unteers be on duty at each voting
p ecinct In the county on next Tues
Mr. Cohn made an eloquent and
Inspiring address, worthy of his rep
utation as one of the most gifted po
ll ileal speakers of Mississippi. He
stressed Senator Jame3 K. Varda-:
man's loyalty to the people, saying
that such mistakes as he made were
mistakes made in the interest of the
people—never in his own interests.
Mr. Cohn met and refuted every
I charge and objection commonly
j made against Senator Vardanian, and
I was greeted at intervals with bursts
of applause.
A number of women voters were
Canning Factory Flanned.
Crystal Springs, Miss., Aug. 11.-—
me Mays Food products,, inc., co-op
eiating with the farmers and busi
ness men of the community will es
tablish a canning factory here with
in the next ninety days. This sea
son they leased the ■ old v Crystal
Springs Canning Factory and were so
impressed with the possibilities of a
capacity plant here that they look
the matter up with the business men
and growers with the result that at
a meeting Tuesday night $10,000 of
the stock was sold. Yesterday at a
mans meeting several thousand dol
lars more of stock was subscribed.
Quin Will Win. (adv.)
Mr. Jos. Dale, of the. Montlcello
Press, was a welcome caller at the
■ Leader office last week. Mr. and
Mrs. Dale and family had recently
spent a week out at Camp DeMolay,
on Fair River and enjoyed the rest
and recreation. Time is dealing
lightly with Mr. Dale and a half cen
tury more or less seems not to im
pair the enthusiasms of his life or to
lessen the consecrated will that has
directed it. Mr. Dale is always wel
comed by the-Leader.
Older citizens remember the resi
dence here of Mr. and Mrs. J. L.
White. Their daughter, Miss Nel
lie, is now Mrs. J. C. Jones, of Bi
loxi, and visited here this week with
her husband, Dr. Jones, hardly re
cognizing the old town with its
modern improvements and progress.
That Wall Did Not Drag Quin’s Wife’s
Name Into the Campaign.
Conclusively Shown That Quin, Himself, Drag
ged Her Name Into It.
Stamps Makes Conflicting Statements,
In the beginning of this cam
paign, Mr. Wallow rote and mail
ed to evepr voter in the Seventh
Congressional District a plat
form ''outlining his position vupon
many big problems that are now
facing^this nation. He went on
the stump and discussed these
problems while Mr. Quin was in
Washington, and while Mr. Quin
was absent from the district Mr.
Wall did not refer to him direct
ly or indirectly but confined his
speeches and writings solely to
big measures. As soon as Mr.
Quin returned to the district,
instead of entering into a dis
cussion of what he had done and
what he would do if he were re
elected, he ^ent into conference
with an astute lawyer and a
sleek politician and* issued a
statement which he had publish
ed in every paper in the district
accusing Mr. Wall and his cam
paign manager with originating
and circulating a “LIE” on nim
in reference to the church to
which his wife belonged. We
call the people’s attention, and
especially the attention of the
refined womanhood of this coun
try to the language used. Mr.
Quin does not use a decent ex
pression, but uses that ugly word
that no gentleman should use to
ward another, and we do not be
lieve any right-thinking person
will endorse its use. A brave
man would not use such a word
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in a political campaign against
his opponent because everybody
knows that a man in. a cam
paign cannot resent such an in
sult in the manner it deserves.
Mr. Wall ignored this silly lit
tle charge and only answered it
by saying that his whole life,
both as a private citizen and as
a public officer stamped 'it as
false. Notwithstanding the fact
that Mr. Wall ignored it, Mr.
Quin proceeded to place it in the
hands of every voter in the Dis
trict by printing it in circular
form. This was a false issue,
and had nothing to do with the
campaign and was dragged into
the campaign solely by Mr. Quin
and his shrewd lawyer for the
specific purpose of beclouding
the issue and misleading the
people so that the election would
be settled not on the issues in
volved in the campaign but upon
Mrs. Quin’s religion. We believe
that an intelligent people can
see through a small piece of po
litics like this. Instead of Mr.
WTall’s taking issue with Mr.
Quin on such an immaterial
matter, to-wit, his wife’s relig
ion, he continued to discuss l^ig
problems such as taxing ques
tions and many other issues of
interest to the people, while Mr.
Quin continued to talk about the
church to which his wife be
longs ! —
On June 27th, 1922, “The Ev
,,ening World,” of New York, a
Democratic paper, exposed 150
Congressmen and Senators,
charging them with padding
their payrolls and carrying dum
mies on their payrolls and draw
| ing from the Government un
earned money, and among the
! number so charged was PERCY
i E. QUIN, in the following lan
guage :
“Representative Pej-cy E.
Quin, Wife, A. B. Quin,
$1440. (After expose in
Evening World and before
his primaries took wife’s
name off roll until assured
of re-election; then put
wife’s name back on roll.)"
This paper stated further:
“It is in the House of
Representatives where pad
ding the payroll has become
the most popular of indoor
sports in these diys when
we hear so much of GOV
There are more than 25 per
cent of the members who
Indulge in the practice,
which has grown to be a
national scandal."
This paper charges, as set out
above, that Mr. Quin was in this
“National Scandal” to the extent
of $1,440.00 a year.
This paper eliminated all rel
(Continued on second page.)
Whose Record Is Unimpeached and
| Unimpeachable.
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