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Wkt mmnvmn, 5 VOL. XXIV. NO. 32. COLUMBUS, MISS., SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMEMBER, 18, 1918 8 Semi-Weekly, $3.00 Per Year. CAMPAIGN FOR RECREATION FUND TO START WILL BEGIN ON TUESDAY NOV. 27, CONTINUING ' t FOUR DAYS. $1,200 IS THE GOAL Effort Will be Made to Secure - , That Sum in Lowndes County. The joint committee appointed by the Chamber of Commerce and the r i t -v t . 1 onn .ao.es ;fZ :Z: Z in i-ownu nTlwell known in northeast Mississippi earned on by the War and Navy De-, .g ar o among partments' commissions o training of camp actmt.es w.ll, with the view ot , the ... , raising tne money, Degin on iuw day, November 27, an active cam paign which will continue throughout the remainder of the week. Announcement to the effe.t has been made by Mr. V. B. Imes chair man of the joint committee, who de clares that the campaign will be vigorously waged and that every possible effort will be made to se cure the county's full quota. v Citizens of Columbus and Lowndes county, like those of other communi ties throughout the country, have had numerous calls made upon themi for money since the United States entered the war against Germany; but they have responded liberally to all of them,, and it is believed that the call for funds for training camp activities will meet an equally gen erous response. The work is just as important "as any other for which contributions have been sought, and local citizens, who have so forcefully demonstrated their loyalty and love " for the soldiers on previous occa ' sions, can not afford 4 lagjiehind nffw. v -The committee was appointed at )the request of Mr. George P. Money, representative of the War and Navy Departments' commissions on train ing camp activities, who visited Co lumbus about ten days ago and who prevailed' upon the Chamber of Com merce 'and the Ladies' Civic League to take up the work here. Amusements at Camp Pik. Little Rock. Arki, Nov. 17. Wbea Johnnie comes marching home, and among the things he has to tell is how he saw Maude Adams for two bits, and hud an orchestra seat, just ad.d it to the wonderful things at Camp Pike, and before Johnie has . told half of the story you will con- , ':ler this a most wonderful camp, and not class Miss Adams with the movie queens or form the impression that she has joined sto'k. Within the next two weeks for they erect buildings very, very rapid ly at Camp -Pike when they start them there will be in operation an enormous theatre under the direct management of Klaw & Erlanger. The seating capacity will equal that, of any city auditorium, and when the - building is completed the great stars of the theatrical firmament will visit Camp Pike, presenting the plays which have made them world famous. And the price of admission to these attractions, no matter how great the star, will be 25 cents, better known in Southern camps as "two bits." Should these stars appear at the city theatres the prices will range from $2.00 downward .with wares added. - These theatres are provided by the War Service Board and the stars will , joujney from one cantonment to another. There are picture shows also under the supervision of this board and the Y. M. C. A. Dance halls are also provided, but all are off the cantonment grounds, and under city supervision. The ' soldier patronizes these places liber ally, and the management has been restricted to such classes as insure the patronage of only the respect able .soldier, with his ever readiness to give a nickname to' the new things as they appear, has dubbed the dance halls an "jitney wrestles." He re fers to the dance as a wrestling match, arid the halls all "harge five cents per dance, hence the balance f the phrase. Mr. II. F. Simrall received a letter : tveral days ago from the Bureau of var risk insurance of the treasury department, thanking him for the lending of his services to sell gov ernment insurance to the Boldiers. The letter stated that in the near fu tures his services would be called for. T. J. BROOKS WANTS SEAT IN CONGRESS SECOND ASPIRANT FROM OK TIBBEHA COUNTY SHIES CASTOR INTO RING. The seventh oandidate to make formal announcement in the race for congressman from this, the first J Mississippi district, is Prof; T. J. Brooks, of the department of Market and Rural Economics of the Missis- I onni A Ilul M Pnllocu of Stark. L ville. Prof. Brooks, made known his candidacy Friday having spent a few hours in Columbus on business. He na8 tendered his resignation as a member of the A. and M. faculty to take effect on January 1, at which time heiwill begin his campaign. Prof, Brooks was a member of the American commission sent to Europe sometime ago to study Rural Marketing in that country. He is I Among the seven candidates for congress from this district are Mr W. P. Stribling and Mr. John F. Frierson, two prominent Columbus lawyers. Mr. E. S. Candler, of Corinth, the present congressman will also be in the race. Two Basket Ball Gme. Twn pvritincr basket hall eames were played on the campus of the In- deeply interested in the . M. C A.j dustrial Institute and College yester-.war fun1 movement, and, under the, day afternoon and were witnessed by leadership of Miss Hattie Belle Jack-. a large crowd. The contest between of Hattiesburg, president of the the Senior and Freshmen resulted 2' organization the college . M. C. A. to 23 in favor of the former team, h;,s ,aised 1;,0 fl,r thc work. &en and the Sophomores won over the' tor Percy, who was introduced by Juniors by a score of 41 to 2. ! Sale on at Beard. A special sale of silk dresses will be started at the store of W. C. Beard, Inc., Monday, and many won derful bargains can be seen in an at tractive advertisement for this firm on the last page of this issue of the Commercial. A special sale of milli nery wilt also be at this store during the coming week. Mrs. J. E Mays Diet. After a long illness from a compli cation of troubles, Mrs. J. E. Mays, 84 years of age, died about 1 o'clock j vactarAnv nftomnnn at her home ' eleven miles northwest of the fity. She is survived by two daughters. Funeral services will be held from the family home this afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. W.- H. Perkins and son, Mr. Paul Perkins, who live near Craw ford, were among the visitors to the city yesterday. ' . Mr. J. A. Dale, Mr. L. E. Swanzy, Mr. J. B. Egger and Mr. R. E. L. Smith, were among- the many Cale donia citizens in the city yesterday. ITALIANS ACTIVE ALONG THE PIAVE NOW HOPEFUL OF SAVING VENICE BY WIDE WATER BARRIER. Rome, Nov. 17. Today's indica tions based on news received from the Trento front were that the full force of the French and British con tingent's would soon be hurled in the battle to check the enemy. Only the allies' artillery have so far engaged in the Piave line battle. The allied forces are arriving hourly, both by train and on foot . Large units of French troops, too impatient to await steam trasporta tion. marched across the Alpine pass es which are deep in snow. The British and French troops, ar- riving in the best of spirits, brought chairman, J. T. W. Hairston, R. B. large numbers of field and siegel Hi-rdy, C. II. Cocke, Talmaldge Pilk guns with them. I ington. The Italian navy was active again Committee No. 3: J. F. Frierson, today against the enemy positions along the lower Piave. The booming could be heard distinctly in Rome, Along the lower Piave the floods have reached several feet in depth below where the flood gates have been opened. The hope of the Italians to save Venice lies in a barrier of water twelve miles in width which is keep ing the invaders from the Venetian lagoons. Latest reports show that enemy efforts to bring over large forces across the Pisve on pontoons have met with failure. It was reported today that British monitors had joined the Italian navy, an, chairman, I. L. Gaston, W. N. and were shelling the rear of the Teu-j Puckett, E. C. Chapman, S. B. John ton lines along the lower Piave near ston. - Venice. j Committee No. 9 : J. I. Sturdivant, SENATOR-PERCY LAUDS WORK OF COLLEGE GIRLS PRAISES THEM FOR INTER EST EVINCED IN THE Y. M. C. A. FUND. HAVE RAISED $1,500 , County Committee Also Raise Large Contribution to This Splendid Cause. Students of the Industrial Insti tute and College here on Thursdiiy morning had the-pleasure of listen ing to a talk by Hon. Leroy Percy, former United States Senator, who if endeavoring to raise $150,000 in Mississippi for Y. M. C. A. war work ' and who is touring the state with th-.t end in view. The former .Senator ad dressed tne people oi wjiumuous ai the court house Wednesday night, and . was booked to speak at the college Wednesday afternoon, but a delayed train prevented him from reaching the city in time to fill the engage ment. The students ofthe 1. 1, and C. are L'pscomb, vice-pres.- (lent oi me "uuere, - vumpiiuieuieu the young ladies upon the splendid outcome of their efforts and express ed the wish that every town and city i in Mississippi had within its 'tonfines a band of equally enthusiastic work ers. The local "Flying Squadron," con sisting of Messrs. Warren M. Cox, P. W. Maer, " Jesse P. Woodward, George Y. Banks and S. B. Street, Jr., got out Thursday and raised $3000 for the Y. M. C. A. fund. Lowndes county's allotment is $5,000 and while this is independent of the money raised by the students of the Industrial Institute and College, it is thought that the goal will be easily at tained. In additions to the general com mitte known as the "Flying Squad ron," eight sub-committees have been at work during the past week and have met with gratifying success. They have secured subscriptions amounting to about $1,000, which, added to the $3,000 obtained Thurs day", makes a total of something like $4,000. The various committees met at a luncheon at the Bell Cafe at noon Friday, and had the pleasure of listening to a fine impromptu talk by Dr. Frederick D. Losey, a gifted platform entertainer from New York who on Friday night closed a success ful engagement at the Industrial In stitute and College. Dr. Losey, who is making patriotic speeches through out the country, is very enthusiastic regarding the Y. M. C. A. war work, and his talk Friday, which lasted only a few minutes, was a Concrete classic, having impressed his hearers so forcefully that it was accorded ap proval and appreciation by enthu siastic applause. The committees did not go out rli?vday. as Saturday is an imop portune time to solicit subscriptions, but the work will be resumed at 9 o'clock Monday morning and an ef-'t fort made to reach the county goal, which is $5,000, during the course of the day. The various sub-committees are composed of the followtng gentle men: Committee No. 1 : J. P. Woodward, Chairman, H. M. Hilzum, D. T. Gas ton, R. E. Johnston, J. R. Richards. Committee No. 2: W. G. Evans, (.nairniBii, v. u. uuuici, u. 1. biss, J. L. Cox, H. M. Moody. j Committee No. 4: F. P. Phillips,' ' T T n. T n nun . chairman, J. W. Steen, S. J. Loeb, Parker Reeves, L. G. Painter. Committee No. 5 i P. W. Maer, chairman, C. C. Richardson, J. T. Searcy, V. B. Imes, J. H. Brickell. Committee No. G: G. Y. Banks, cPairman, Chairley Hays, Mike Ker by, . Joseph Donoghue, Dr. O. B. Sears.' . ' Committee No. 7: S, B. Street, Jr., chairman, T. W. Lewis, J Champneys. Committee No. 8: Brooks McGow HAMBERT IS HELD HERE AS SLACKER MAN ARRESTED ON FORGERY CHARGE BELIEVED TO BE DODGING UNCLE SAM. Albert Humbert, a white man whom the lortel authorities believe is evading military servicers being held here pending an investigation. Ham' bert was taken into custody Friday when he preseted at the department store of W. C. Beard. Incorporated, a check for $10 signed by James Smith, which id claimed to be a for gery. Smith, who operates a fleet of taxicabs, states that iii did not write. the check, but Hambevt on the other hand, asserts positively that he did. Hambert, when arrested, had in his pocket a card .which showed that lie registered as an eligible for mill tary service in Birmingham on June 5. He claims, however, that Chatta nooga is his home., Hambert has not been tried on the trgery but ,a beinK hcld as a vagrant. The fact that he has in. ; his possession a registration card in- dicateg thftt he ,g ioinK mHite.ry . McClanahan decid- td not to try him for forgery, as a ; conviction on that charge wou'd give i the state a flaim upon him, and be could not be forced to enlist. j Mae Marsh in "Polly of tha Circus" j At Princes Monday November 19. , "Polly of the Circus," an elaborate . -. . . ' screen presentation ot aiargarei its, ui ,owho ., icnmm sua Mayo's great drama of circus life, is x' v, Miss Blanche Rogers, of New the first of the beautiful productions Albany; director-general of federa to be released by the new Goldwyn' Hon, Mrs. Edward .McGehee, of Pictures Corporation. Mae Marsh is' Como. the star of this immense photo-spec- The resolution which the federa tacle. ; t;on adopted indorsing the movemei t "Polly of the Circus," as a drama, to secure increased compensation for was one of tho greatest successes of j members of the faculty of the 'li the American stage, and made a for- dustrial Institute and College fol- tune for its authors and owners. In films it takes its place as one of the most remarkable productions ever made. , ." ; . "Polly of th .'Cus," tells the story ofa litle circus orphan (Mae Marsh), who has been raised by Toby, the clown (Charles Eldridge). Polly is hurt in an accident" and has to remain behind while the show goeS on. She is taken to the home of the; minister, where her presence in the I "Be it resolved. That the Missis house is turned into scandal by the! sippi Federation endorse this move narrow minded village gossips. , ment being made by the president, This leads to her going back to ; faculty and student body alumni and the circus, but the following Spring! friends of our state college for wo the cir-Ms comes back to the little J men, to increase the salaries of the town, and through the intervention I faculty of this institution, of a fight and a fire in tne "Big Top," j "Second That we endorse the ef Polly and the minister find each oth-! fort being made to enlarge the plant or and haDnmess. . This is a -picture of laughter and Wts a picture of a score of circus thrills and, in fact, you see a com - CirCUS penormance on in . The most amazing of all the; .i. piete virtus ycu.viuiuin-c un nv j screen scenes is the burning of the main tent during the evening performance and the wild stampede of the audi - ence. Everett Shinn the famous ar - tist designed the settings and Mar - garet Mayo the author, personally, aided Charles Horan, the director of the picture, in his work. Matinee 2:30 and 4:30. Night 7:30 and 9:80. Admission 15 and 25 cents. Has Collar Bone Broken. Mr. Lee Fant. a well known citizen of .Lamar county, Ala., who spent' yesterday in Columbus, had the mis - fortune to have his collar bone brok - en while walking in the business sec - tu n of the city. Mr. Fant was crnsing the street near the pubt- office yesterday morning and was ac;; cidently struck on the shoulder by, a oasslnir motorcycle the rider of , which is unknown. The injured man went to the office of Dr. R. C. Mol - loy and upon examination found that he had received a broken ..ollar bone, . VERNON WINS GAME. riaving a mum iitraviex 10.1111 aim j with a number of College players on their line-up, the Vernon High School won the football game from Franklin . . n..j Acaaemy rnuay incrnuun. score was 37 to 0. . The 1 will nnd a second or even a tnira Junior Senator Comi.f. 1 h(!,',in awaiting him at the kitchen. The Junior Senator, "your former , v,,t'n he is through . the soldier friend friend and my former friend,"; w:,'ks a,tank of ,RMin as Hon. Pat. Harrison says, will be ."' " ' tm- u thtn heard in Columbus on the night of ,in runni" hot water. th ht from November 28. , t which rPl(,ly dnes thc tin. aftc"r ! wlrch it is folded, with knife, fork l.-M.rHkm tpft for Jk-!anJ on insi,le' and laitl Bway t0 ,,IV .ml will from there! ..! T.jprisnn Congress of the American - itbat citv November 19 to 23. chairman, J. C. Hn.kicUiai, Jr., D. S. M"Clanahan, F. C. Owen, Louis Shull. , URGE INCREASE IN SALARIES OF TEACHERS HERE STATE FEDERATION OF WOMEN'S CLUBS IN- DORSES MOVEMENT ELECT COLUMBIANS Mrs. William Baldwin and Miss Frances Hooper Among Officers Named. The Annual meeting of the Missis sippi Federation of Women's Clubs which was held in Meridian last week was one of unusual interest to this city, as the organization not only honored two Columbus ladies by electing them to important offices !ut adopted a resolution favoring n general increase in salaries for mem bers of the faculty of the Industrial Institute and College, The two Columbians elected to of fice were Mrs. William Baldwin and Miss Frances Hooper, Mrs. Baldwin having been elected auditor, while Miss Hooper was named as custo dian. Starkville was selected as the place for holding the meeting and other officers were elected' rs follows: President,-Mrs. P.. F. Sand- i o T 1 , 1: lows; "Wheieas, the Mississippi Feder ation of Women's Clubs realizes the important and unusual lwponsibili t;ps placiM- upon wom"v during this v.. 'if pi-rioil, and believes in th best turning for all women in ;V wilks ( f life. "Whereas, the federation npproves of a living wnge for women and equnl pny for equal work. of tne college in order to runner its ! cfliciery in all lines. "Third That the federat'on urges (the establishment and full equip i i ... .1... t.i i i , ai tne mniisu-uu umuuip ami College of such departments of col- i lcgiate ;"id industrial anil profes : sional training as of special need to ' Mississippi womrn dump, and aftei 1 this war period, i (Signed.) "MRS. MISS - T. R. HENDERSON BLANCH ROGERS." "City Without a Tablecloth." Little Rock. Ark., Nov. 17. Some ; observant person has dubbed Camp , Pike as the "City without a Table- j cloth," and such it is, for army camps are not given to the finer points of home life. The men must ! encounter rugged conditions at the : front, and at Camp Pike they are , uained to be physically able to stand anything that may come. In the first place there is the latin- dry work, hor a city of 30,000 thie would he a serious item, ana it is doubtful that thc men would appre- c ate it if they were supplied with j the fanciest of table linen. The man i In an army enmp eats his meal from j mess tin, an alluminum affair which is a part of his equipment. When ,!lt mes 's soundeel he lines up ; and passes before the range, getting his food in tho mess tin. He then proceeds at leisure to a seat under a tree, or a bench in the barrarks, :ind pi'.rtakes of the wholesome food that ha been prepared for him. If ther: ir; not enough the first time he aw,lit the "ext meal Thus the men .i.are instructed in waiting on them- a tne, vernmeni saveu f are capable in i out for No. 1. all ways of looking J Mr. D. S. Cox, Jr., has returned j from a trip to Meridian, ITEMS OF INTEREST OVER THE COUNTRY CIST OF THE NEWS GATHERED HERE AND THERE AND PRE SENTED IN BRIEF FORM Fifteen regiments haveben enlist in the United States by the British and Canadian recruiting mission. Conversion of more than a million tons of American sailing vessels into steamships has been propoed to the Shipping Board by Thomas A. Edison. The inventor's suggestion will be made the subject of a thorough inves tigation. A pronounced earthquake, estimat ed to have been centered about 5,000 miles from Washington, occurred during Thursday night, beginning at 10:39 and continuing until about 12:" 52 a. m. The maximum movement was between 11:17 p. m. and 11:40 p. m. Speculation in butter and eggs has been eliminated, the food administra tion announces, by a voluntary ar rangement just made with represen tatives of all the country's butter and egg exchanges. A set of rules drawn up governing transactions in these commodities prevents speculation and guards against fictitious prices. All previous record prices for long staple cotton in Clarksville, Tex., were broken Thursday when a bale wasaold for 65 cents a pound. The bale brought $338, exclusive of the seed, which is valued at $3 per bushel. An American steamer has arrived at a British port having on board a man who was picked up at sea. It is believed that he was thc only sur vivor of the Cork steamer Ardmore. which either was torpedoed or mined. Will Issue New Stamp. A thirteen cent stamp wil be is sued soon to meet the requirements of thc increased postage rates. This stamp will be used for regis tered and special deliverey letters instead of the twelve cent stamp. The color of the Ftamp has not been selected yet, but it will bear the head of Frnnnbn and will he th sawe sis as the other stamps that are now be ing issued. Farewell Sermon Tonight. Rev. W. L. Duren, who for four years past has been pastor of the First Methodist church, and who will attend inference the coming week, will preach his farewell sermon this evening. Mr. John Humphries returned yes terday evening from Memphis and Little Rock, where he spent the past week on business. The ladies of the Christian church had a bazaar at the home of Dr. and Mrs. O. B. Sears, on College street, yesterday, and a nice sum was real ized. NOTED CONTRALTO WILL SING HERE MME. AUGUSTA LENSKA TO BE HEARD AT THE COLLEGE WEDNESDAY EVENING. . Columbians will have the plntwre next Wednesday evening of hearing Mme. Augusta Lenska, prima donna contralto, of the Chicago-Philadelphia Opera Company, who will appear in the liapel of the Industrial Institute and College under the auspices of the S. A. C. W. This noted singer was heard at the annual meeting of the Mississippi Federation of Women's Clubs held'11" a" l,U1 "" last week in Meridian, and on account!" funJf P,Ut ,ntf "on' of having an open date decided to about s.xty members come to Columbus. j blading parents and teachers. They Among the features of Mme. P have mor as se33lon ad I.enskas' program will be several pa- j s "' triotic songs. 1 AMERICANS CITED R BRAVERY With American Forces in France, Nov. 17. Between eight and ten thousand shells were dropped on theic ndies for saie amj articles that small section of American trencher raided bv the German soldiers a cou- pie of weeks ago. This fact was made known in the official orders issued Emission 10 'tents. Refreshments citing the American survivors forjgervetl Proceeds to go to Pauline bravery. Orr scholarship fund. "This raid had been planned for! . practically three months." the offi cial statement said. Sixteen batter- ia of all ealihra -wera used and in the preparations and during the at-jD. S. JPate Lumber Company, has re tack between 8.000 and 10.000 shell - reed, and on December 1 will go were dropped on our lines. The at- on the road for Phillip Cruner tack had been prepared in evry de- LOSEY JELLS WOMEN NATION NEEDS THEM URGES THEM TO TAKE AN ACTIVE PART IN WAR WORK. CHARMS HEARERS Gifted Man Strengthen Th Favorable Impression Al ready Created. Dr. Frederick D. Losey a noted platform entertainer from New York who Friday night closed a successful engagement at the Mississippi In dustrial Institute and College in this city, Friday morning delivered to the students and members of the faculty of that institution an address which was an urgent appeal to women for war work and which stirred to its inmost depths the patriotism of all who heard him. Dr. Losey wears a "tour-minute man" button, which makes him one of Uncle Sam's ac credited speakers. He took a con spicious part in the recent equal suf frage campaign in New York, and therefore spoke as one thoroughly conversant with the situation when . be told the women of Mississippi that their Country needed them more right now than at any previous time in its history. He said that the prin cipal factor which makes women fundamentally opposed to war, their correct valuation of human life, is the quality most needed in public service in the present crisis; that the 'issors of women must cut through the govermental which ties up the life-giving supplies of the nation. Woman, according to Dr. Losey, as the meld and conserver of life, is needed by the government at a tima when life is being poured out Dr. Losey, in addition to "the ad dress alluded to above which, was delivered Friday morning, made four other appearances at the college. On Friday afternoon he lectured on "Ju lius Caesar" and in- the evening fravc a dramatic recital of the piay. while on Friday afternoon he talked on I "War Poetry," and the same even ing closed his engagement by read ing Dickens' "Christmas Carol." Columbians, who have heard Dr. Losey before and who sincerely admire him both as an artut and ai a man, ore indebted to Dr. L. G. Paint er, head of the English department at the college, for this delightful privilege of again hearing him talk. Dr. Painter, who quickly recognizes true worth in men as well as in litera ture, realizes the fact that Dr. Losey is one of the most forceful characters op the lyceum platform, and knows full well that in hearing htm students of the college and Columbians gen erally are not only entertained but edified. PARENT-TEACHERS' MEET. The Parent-Teachers' Association of the Franklin Academy met Thurs !ay afternoon and enjoyed an in structive program. They hope to ac complish much for the betterment of the school. A new constitution was adopted, new officers were elect eel, and the work for the ensuing year will begin at once. Prof. Meadows gave a talk on Playground Equip ment, urging that the schools be "ade as attractive as possible for the chibl, so he will look upon it as a place of pleasure as well as pro lit. Parents are asked to consider this feature of the school work, for j D. A. R. BAZAAR. Meet your friends for a cup of tea I Romans Chapter. D. A. R. Friday, I November 23rd at the Presbyteriaa Mamie The place to do your Xroas ! 8h0nping. Dainty and delicious are patriotic in price, practical and pretty. See yourselves as other see h having your silhouette drawn. Mr. Seth A. Meet, wno ror rne pss five years has held a position with the I Brothers, t at. Lotus, ne wiu j make Columous nis neauquanere.