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COLUMBUS THE GEO. 0. SENTER - Editor and Manager Telephone .222 COMMERC I A L! the most serious problems now facing the federal gov- 0000000000000000 s t is to secure a sufficient amount or wneai ana ' . w ODD NEWS ITEMS. Entered at Pot office in Columbus, Miss, as second class mail. SUBSCRIPTION RATES geroi-Weekly, one year Thursday or Sunday, one year .$3.00 . 1. CO- Member of AMERICAN TRESS ASSOC IATiON New York City. Delivered either by carr.er or mit t.irough mail. I V V A 1 I Wl SAVINGS STAMPS ISSUED BY THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT eminent other food products to provide for the needs of the American expeditionary forces and the Erench and 0 0B0.OO0.D0O 000000 ,,! :! uho urn co-oneratinir with them in ' .......... .w- . t ir.s-r. Pocketful at a time, Boston man manic wrwit.e - 8tole 14,000 nickels from an auto- Napoleon, who was perhaps one or me greatest mat military geniuses that the world ever produced, is saw Rabbits left hind foot to be given'. to have been exceedingly careful to see that his soldiers every Kansas negro drafted into the wore well fed. having once made a remark to the effect army, for luck against Iioches. ii. ,.t r,.,Vifj nn itu l.ollir " uml ovnpripnraa which umt ... . ..- - ministration rules, and may be eaten America and her allies have recently unoergone serve u i meatle88 days. foicefully emphasize the truth of the statement. Jt naa rwo re(j Bnaiig costing ten cents i.finflnoiv.lv demonstrated that the men in Erunce made Chicago woman "The Snail ran not withstand the hardships of battle unless amply Queen" and a fortune in three years , .:,w ...ii.,..,., t n,i'na i.ii. r.arh and To stop worrying about how to get ,,,,,,. .. ........ ,f Peek8kill nmn had himse!f Knglhh supplies have been pract.cally exhausted it has committe(l to asvIum and went there become, necessary for America to keep a continuously himself. stream of provisions pouring into the commissary de-1 Donkey, scratching back against nartment " I box on telephone pole, put Colorado A limited cotton acreage is to be desired not only train despatching system out of com rrom a patriotic standpoint nut a.so as a goou ..u...r 3(000-pound auto driven over har policy; for if the country should produce a large cotton bor of icc to Stamford, Conn., light- crop the market would naturally decline, und with the I house and back, carrying two men decrease in food products, which would naturally decline, Cat famine in Jersey, if bill pass ...i with tVw. ,l..,n i f,l nrmluebi. whirh would to tax cats 1 and save the birds .' ' . .. , . ... In six-line will, Westchester coun- ne anoincr result oi trie uvfrpmi.uction ui .c .y disp09e9 of $200,000 estate cost of living would surely advance even higher than I "African golf has been intro- it now is, thus forcing farmers to sell their cotton atjduced over here, and the French sol low figures and buy the necessities of life at inflated I dicrs like it," writes commander of a tMilnitinn. New York negro regiment now near . i. t , .... , the front. u tnereiore a uuiy wn.cn .very isrmer owes nuv In three m for B0,. mily to his country-but himself and his family to plant I jim were maAfS by tne fourteen a minimum amount of cotton and devote his energies! members of the Forest Park Sew principally to the production of foodstuffs. The whole ling Society worl.l i rrvimrfor fnn.l ! n Amor; ! tv, mn) im. Won a wnr bride, and now soldier irooor IPrompflv LABOR SITUATION SERIOUS. There is much complaint about a scarcity of labor not only in Columbus but in contiguous agricultural dis tricts, and merchants, manufacturer and farmers are experiencing considerable difficulty in securing sutli- cient help to satisfactorily carry on the activities in devastated by the ravages of war it is up to her people . v.: u .w., , i to supply the demand. The world can not exist withoui The scarcity of labor has existed to a greater or less extent for the past eighteen months, but has varied in its seriousness, having at times been acute and at other times so Bmall as to be almost neglible. When the exodus of negroes first began in the fall of 1916 most of the blacks emigrated to Northern and Western cities, and the race riot which took place in East St. Louis last year served to effectually stop emigration in that di rection. Since work on the government nitrate plant at Sheffield began a short time ago, however, many ne groes have left for that city, and the lack of labor is again being acutely felt. It is currently rumored that labor agents who have been here to secure workers for the nitrate plant at Sheffield have made them promises that could not be fulfilled, some of the agents, it is said, having told men who left here with them that by accepting work at the ni trate plant they would automatically secure exemption from the provisions of the military draft. The Com mercial is reliably informed thnt this statement is un- turej but, on the other hand, we have information to the effect that one of the agents was questioned by local officials and produced papers issued by the federal gov 1 ernment which convinced them that they had no right to interfere with his activities. The entire problem seems to be quite a knotty one and the Commercial is impressed with the thought that it would be a good idea for local merchants, manufacturer? and farmers to join in a public mooting with the view of formulating some plan whereby this problem may be sat isfactorily Bolved. We recall the fact that Birmingham faced a similar problem several months ago, and it was finally solved, we think, by various civic bodies there, of ficials of which called a meeting of employers amK finally secured an agreement with the labors that put an end to the exodus. Nothing more deleteriously affects a community than a scarcity of labor, and the Commercial sincerely hopes that some plan which will satisfactorily solve the problem winch now confronts local employers can soon be formulated. fc ftB p M fsi REDUCE COTTON ACREAGE. It is to be sincerely hoped that the high price which cotton is now bringing will not induce farmers in Lowndes county or anywhere else in tho South to plant too freely of the staple this season, as there are numerous reasons why the acreage should be reduced rather than increased. The principal reason why the amount of cotton planted should be smaller this season than ever before lies in the fact thnt every acre devoted to the cultiva tion of the staple takes just that much from the land available for the production of foodstuffs, and one of 1 tVinl. fii-at mor hnliu hial ....... i .L. -1-1 - .1.. I L-.l L liniiicu uicu """J puriiua nation on ine giooe mat nas not nau ner neius i .. Pound of cooked turkey cost him 0 of a taah nnnfllA llpllCatCSSen ' i .... . i victuals,, and experts declare that unless the production shop, lawyer yet complains to tne nf eilililus ie irrvntlv inrrAnneil thin voop thn pntiro nni. I Food Board. ' - " .,.,.. j Keintleer meat rrom Aiasna ami verse may soon race n famine. Nl W k Ml M MISSISSIPPI LEADS. According to recently published statistics, Missis sippi made greater progress in the butter making indus try last jear than any other southern state, and our onl regret is that local achievements in this direction were rabbit meat from Texas are used to offset beefless days in San Francisco. 'Poor" woman arrested in Cin cinnati was found to have $3,349.16 tewed n n in her clothing. Meridian Star. Information Given. Pay Your And You Will Be Helping to Win the War Hecnuse good collections means less bookkeeping and conserves man power.' They. also enable your gro cer to buy lower, carry a better stock, and serve you bet ter. Customers who pay promptly are not harrassed by duns and are, therefore, in a better frame of mind to , manage their own affairs and do their bit for the govern ment. Worry is an enemy to peace your own peace , and the world's peace. Pay your grocer cash if you can; if that is not convenient settle with him on time.. Lighten Your Grocer's Delivery Burden And you will alsoobe conserving man power and ma terial. Don't ask him to deliver things you can conveniently take home from the store. Don't keep his wagon run ning to your home w,ith petty deliveries. Every un necessary trip of that wagon means so much man power wasted, so much wear and tear on the wagon or truck a useless strain on leather and steel, a useless drain on the supply of feed and gasoline all taken from the gov ernment's war needs. Use a little thoughfulness. Go into your pantry and see what you need for the week, down to the pepper and sfilt. Make it all in one order, and have it delivered at "one time. The burden of winning this war has been placed upon the United States. Every saving of time, labor and ma terial, no matter how. small, counts for victory. So pay your grocer promptly and ease his deliveries all you can. 'P UiIiim if Mnn Pnniorn ' oy no means as Kreat as m some otner sections ot w. tftlention -fa herewith direct- state. ,i infnrmatirm Kplnw relative to ICV VV ll&VVB w-vi sale of sugar, flour, advertising, and lish a creamery in Columbus have been made; but all wholesale quantities of sugar which have failed, and Lowndes ountv. which is snendidly ure exPected to strictly corap? iw'i.tttoil if llit vaietrw ami iulnrk rlnac unlt Maf tnluf. a large number of milch cows, still is without an industry g f be 80id ;n towns and of this character within her borders. Such a condition! pities to consumers in two to five should be allowed to exist no longer, and the Commer- pound quantities; to farm and rural BRAZILIAN MOTHERS AND THE cial sincerely hones that the Lowndes County Duroc customers in five to ten pound quan- GREAT WAR. Columbus Grocery Merchants Jersey breeders' Association, which was recently organ ized here, will soon inaugurate a movement that will re suit in the establishment of a creamery. Putter, like every other comestible, has advanced tremendously in value during the past few years, and that a creamery would prove a paying venture is there fore a foregone conclusion. Commenting upon the i..ti.l at!.la ...l.i.li f iuuinul.xn: Mn.L 1.. 41... l....fnl .... im. niniiia nitllil ... in.llnijrjvi una umur 111 IIIU uu wtr ' I OUallt itlCS making industry, the Birmingham Age-Herald, in n re cent editorial, says: Mississippi's butter production last year amounted to three million pounds, and the United Stntes agricultural department is co-operating with the dairy interests in that state with a view to in creasing the production to four million pounds this year. Only a few years ago Mississippi was as back ward in creamery industry as its neighbors, that is to say butter making on a commercial basis was a negligible quantity. But after it got a start and the state became tick free Mississippi creamey but ter was in brisk demand in various markets, includ ing Birmingham. Today Mississippi dairymen are as progressive in their methods as those of the west or any other section of tho country, and are reaping a rich reward. JUt Sft 1 pRJ tities. The "normal profit" anowea retailers is construed to mean not exceeding one cent per pound on sugar. Flpur By Rev. G. D. Parker. When war was declared by Brazil against Germany, a widow in the city of Pernambuco took her only h . . .1 ann vrhn man a v ai-i v frw m!1!i-a Flour in towns and cities should v-- ....., . i anr?ltna hai no thn tn h pax s. 9 be sold in eighth to quarter barrel 7' " ' , " , .it Itinu . in rural And farm COm " " . k:. t.. j,... ? munities in ciuarter to nali barrel defend it on any field against any- OOaOOOOOaOO0a00OO thing that would threaten it. 1 8 ' 0 widow) to the barracks and offered his country. Similar heroic sacrifices are being made all over the country by the noble women and their brave Much has been written on the Advertising Ar.ii mlvoi-tiaomontfl tpndini' to in . I " J ' w...v ..... ...... n - I . ... I hnva ,l,i. rnnaumprs tn incrsase their I ' 1 .w. nf flnnr or aucar durinc Krenl wona war' Dul nave read tn rnfc N,tinRl crisis are de- nothing finer than the following let- '.,n.t nnlicv. This ter written bV Brazilian mother, i.w.j (, r , - 1 Y..1 i v infnrn,tinn h lrpndv been triven ouu' J'" uo Aimeuia, to ner soi- you with the suggestion that the ?ier Bn- hich 1 tran9lat8 literally r,r.. nf vm.r tnta rensor their ad- "u,u ul "ctuguese. it is written .rt;umnt9 renuest that vou in the cond Person' which is com- please convey this information to the Accident and Health Insurance monly used by parents speaking to V A1 aIiiIiImah Iv i i 4- kir 4l 1.irA- retail grocers. i w .;(, WUv uj u nucr Whole.U Quantities of Sugar pureuw, wnen tne Wholesale grocers should not sell """" u ...u- suear in quantities in excess of 1,- 000 pounds at a time to a retailer. My "on, to do justice to thy Sugar should not be shipped on back character and heart, I think thy orders, nor without a positive order mother's counsels unnecessary in from the buyer. ' Wholesale grocers tlusl so'" hour. Up to a few days should use every precaution at their flK thou wast a mere Brazilian; to- command to prevent duplication of dy thou a" a Brazilian soldier sales which may rive to a retailer Before God, who reads my heart and the opportunity to have more sugar knows all my actions, I am able to . 1.1.1 .. 1 V.I- 1 I - r ,!,,' !,.. i. n Itn-n U ni-Muirv fnr ennRPrvative "' u my numuie nrau, conscious "v ' n""vv w"um WI" I'oi'uiaruy von- - r . . At. T l,... ..in.,i .!., ' thnn wilt h n wnrhv soldier of d str but on. as out inert in tne se- "" ,m' " "i ' " n,.i, n tw. lottr Brazilian woman rearing and in- magnanimous country ( .t-.. - - Important Notice structing tnee to be a patriot Flour should be sold at wholesale "This love that thou owest to thy and retail "only" with nn equal country, my Fon, ought to be m- quantity of cereal or cereals. All at deed, has to be similar in its capa normal profit. city for sacrifice and abnegation to Yours very truly, the love that I have for thee. Pa- P. M. HARDING, triotic love can only be compared to Federal Food Administrator, maternal love. Every weak woman is ready to give her life for her son, LOYALTY. las every man ought to be ready to Over and above all the many fviiali- give his life for his country. To no fientions we look for in the ideal em- other love can it be compared ; for all ploye, I must unhesitatingly place other loves are influenced by mcon loyalty. stancy, caprice, pleasure, jealously, Give me a man of average intelli- and self-interest; but patriotic love test between government officials, but we feel safe in venturing the prediction that it would bo neither Fuel Director Garfield or Secretary of War Baker, tta M a p Now that the time for spring house-cleaning is so close at hand, we are led to wonder if officials of the government will announce "beatless days" for carpets. makes certain your income in the event of accident or.illness. Can you afford to go without this protec tion? A lengthened term of disability might seri ously inconvenience you, unless you have a disability policy. Have you one of these policies? If not, get one now JESSE P. WOODWARD General Agent Maryland Assurance Corporation Odd Fellows Building: Phono 531 Columbus, Miss. gence, who has character and loyalty, knows no such restrictions, does not and even though he has nothing else, become exhausted, but rises above all he can be moulded and made an effi- the selfish interests of low human in dent part of our organization. stincts. Love thy country above all But even thoueh he uossesses every things, for thou wou.dst not have other qualification and is disloyal, he been anything more than an outcast asking at the same time the parental , He may be the light of her life 0 LUKE McLUKE SAYS O ., Birmingham Age-Herald. 0 a n 0008808800 8 8 8 0 8 8 ' Knowing that a preacher is only human, we may have often wonder ed just what he exclaims when he swats his thumb with a hammer and there is no one around to hear him. Aspiration will never get you any thing unless you can make it pro duce perspiration. There is also the kind of girl who would rather have a man break the Ten Commandments than break an engagement with her. Marriage is something that in five years will turn a perfect 3 into an imperfect 48. A man will always put his Bhoulder to the wheel when the load is con- -signed to his address. And a woman's heart never gets bo hard that a diamond can't make an impression on it. . People expect too much from chil dren. Mother will go around East er Sunday morning with a red finger and a blue finger and a yellow finger and a purple finger on each hand and then expect the kids to believe that the Easter Rabbit colored the eggs. Somo women always start just early enough to be late. A womans idea of affluence is to have enough silverware to entertain company without borrowing. The older an unmarried girl gets, of its soldiers be unassailable, and I the more 8ne cant remember things had rather see thee dead than that that happened 15 years ago. thou shouldst stain thy uniform with The reaaon why a ot of ambitious a single unworthy act which would young men never get anywhere in cause me to blush for shame. Thyjthig worlJ is because they want to uniform should clothe thy Btainless start on hiffhi Any automobilist can honor, as thy mother's bridal robes decipher this one for you. clothed her chastity. What I say to Maybe father would be more af thee is just what every Brazil moth- fectionate if he didn't know the er in more beautiful terms is saying minute he begins to act spoony moth to her sons in this hour in which win ten him that he has been Brazil claims our moat sacred gift, 1 drinking again, which not one of us will refuse, thus' There - are many many times in clothing our maternity with majesty. ( nis matrimonial career when a hus "The hand that blesses thee (re-, band wonders, who the Hek put that f erring to the patriarchial custom of word "obey" in the female portion children kissing the parent's hand, of the" marriage service. "I see thee today with other eyes; I forgot that I saw thee weak and helpless upon my bosom; that I rock ed thee in my arms and protected thee with my love. I see in thee only a man, an active nd conscious force, resolute and energetic a Boldier. The barracks now it- thy home, by country is now thy mother. "But to be a worthy soldier it is not enough that thy courage and ded ication should be unconditionally at the service of thy beloved Brazil, which was our cradle and which, please God, shall receive our nurtal remains to be dissolved and become a part of the beautiful Brazilian soil. No, my son, courage and love are not enough. It is necessary that, being a soldier, thou shouldst have a pas sion for honor and a clean conscience and that thou professest the manly religion of a gentleman. It is neces sary that thou have self-respect in order that thy clean heart may have the beauty of the spirits of the knight errants. The more honorable the hand that drawB the sword, the stronger and more invincible it will be. Be loyal and generous, although vigorous and inflexible. Do not use thy force to oppress the weak and never abandon the innocent; thus which never made a war except to defend its hon or and safeguard its liberty. An hon ored country requires that the honor is a constant menace to those with (pariah) if thy country had not made whom he is associated. thee a citizen, if it had not granted So high a premium is placed upon to thee the noble right to be some- Loyalty under the military code -that body among men upon the earth and the soldier guilty of its violation is made thee a fellow citizen of the immediately punished by death. great human family. To be my son While disloyalty in business may is to belongtoasmalland limrtedfam- not be immediately productive of evil ily bound by the ties of blood; to be results as it is in an army where a Brazilian is to belong to a family thousands or perhaps millions, of of thirty miltlion brothers, bound to- lives are at stake, it will in the long gether by the same duties, partici- run absolutely wreck any enterprise pant of the same glory, and asso- that harbors or tolerates it Fi dated m the same destiny. delity Journal. "By thy birth and youthful train ing thou wast made a Brazilian sol- Hefore buying your new spring dier. I, thy mother, who reared and suits, hats, shoes, shirts, underwear, I defended thee, now place myself un etc, see ours. Ezell Clothing Com- der thy protection. I trust in pany. j thy power and am under thy care. The honor of thy country is also Ezell Clothing Company is , re- tne honor of thy mother, and I have ceiving new spring goods daily. no doubt that thou knowest how to blessing, which still obtains in Brazil) , during the engagement. But after does not tremble as it points out the ( marriage she discovers that he goes way to duty and honor. My pride as out too often. a painoi is a uaim iu my sorrow as a mother. "The barracks is thy home, the army thy family. God grant that thou mayest soon return to my arms; but whatever be the time that destiny 1 J . I.,.l!,u. T nrlll n ..... . i . , Foreign and Domestic Commerce. suffer without a murmur, confident i . . . . 4. , that thou wilt not return until thou hast avenged thy country's wrongs. Wood Pulp Used In Cloth Manu facture in Germany. Wood pulp is being manufactured 1 into cloth in Germany, according to advices received by the Bureau of The pulp is spun into a thread and then woven into a fabric, the warp Tf la said tn "For twenty years, thou hast bow- . . . . flv(l ed reveren ly before me, kissing : the hand that fondled and directed thee,' especially, for but today it is I that bow respectfully Jj,eiej,r before thee because thou art a Brazil-1 un iaa soldier and LttHu tliou ait a small part of the courage, honor, and Bring your peas, sorghum seed power of thy country." J and molasses to me to ship for you. Uruguayans, Brazil. J. T. Searcy.