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VMNMiftMV I VOL. XXIV. NO. 66. COLUMBUS, MISS..THURSDAY MORNING, MARCH 21, 1918. ScmiAVefk1y, $3.00 Per Year. LEGISLATURE WiLL ADJOURN ON MARCH 27 SENATE CONCURS IN THE HOUSE AMENDMENT FIXING DATE. SCHOOL GETS $80,000 This Sum is Appropriated for Institution for Juvenile De linquents. Jackson, March 20. The Missis sippi lawmakers seem to have gotten into their working clothes Tuesday, both House and Senate turning out considerable grist. The fact that Wednesday week, March 27, has been finally settled on as the day for the sine die adjournment has had the effect of spurring the mem 1ws to renewed efforts to get to gether. This was indicated when the House members passed the important state, industral and training school for juvenile delinquents appropri ation bill, carrying upwards of $45,- 000 for support and maintenance and $35,000 for additions and, improve ments. It provoked considerable dis cussion and stout objections, but fi nally parsed by a safe margin. The Senate also, in the same spirit of getting to gether if possible, pass ed without a dissenting vote the bill for support of the state tuberculosis sanitarium at Magee. The importance of this institution and its acquisition after so many years of hoping and waiting and working, has impressed itself on the legislative mind. The only regret was that Drs. Leathers and Boswell could not be spared ever more than the bill allows. In the hall of representative? Tuesday afternoon Chairman How- "ertonof appropriations presented some figures that attracted attention. He showed that there have been pass ed and signed by the governor bills fippropriating $8,331,324.74. Oth er bills have passed the two houses, or one or the other, carrying an add ed total of $4,243,073.62. This makes a grand total of $12,574,427. "C, with possible additions before they are through. After some discussion the House passed the hignway department sup j:ort fund bill, earring a total of $10.- 000 for each year, being n increase over the amount given by the Sen ri". The rider declaring that the highway engineer shall not receive extra compensation for planning and 'npervsing public buildings, however, van retained. The Senate passed the House ways ; ;id means committee bill, to pro- 1 'do for a better and more uniform system of property assessments in 'he counties. It requires the tax com H!sion to prepare and furnish i r nntv supervisors and tax assessor? r'l of the necessary blanks and rolls taking it out of the hands of the ruditor's office. The bill set3 up the lest kind of machinery for eairyinr i 'to effort the public policy of the rtite as represented by the tax c jtmlizp.tion commission plan. Aviator it Killed. News was received here the past week by Mr. F, P. Phillips announc ing the death of his cousin, Lt. Frank Whitner, of Atlanta, who was a volunteer in the army, serving as an aviator in France. He wa engaged h observation work with the artillery branch of the service when an ae- dent occurred to his machine and be was killed in the fall. Columbians in Memphis. Among the Columbians who are attending the Liberty Loan meeting iii Memphis are Mr. B. A. Lincon, chairman of the speakers' bureau; Mr. P. W. Maer, chairman of the publicity committee and Mr. F. P. Phillips, chairman of the sales com rrjttee. Meedames P. . Maer, John T. Sand ford and F. P. Phillips ac companied the part to the Bluff City. Children are big factors in the W. S. S. campaign: Savings which children make in the War-Savings campaign will by no means equal the rmount saved by adults. The result to the nation, however, in the future 'in by no means be minimized when P ie considered the vast benefits vhieh will be established by this reans in the lives of school children J over the country. HIGH SCHOOL COUNTY WILL WILL OPEN OlISOON HAVE A MONDAY, APR. l'iDEFENSE BOARD DATE DEFINITELY FIXED AT CONFERENCE HELD YESTERDAY. SPEAKERS INVITED Hon. Blewett Lee and Dr. A. A.- Kincannon Invited to Talk. At a conference which was held yesterday afternoon and which was participated in by Major I). S. McClanahan, Prof. J. C. Meadows, superintendent of public schools, Councilman L. A. Vaughn,' Contrac tor II. C. Terry and others it was definitely decided to open the new Stephen I). Lee High School on Mon day, April 1. Two well known former Colum bians, Hon. Blewett Lee, general counsel of the, Illinois Central rail road, after whose father, the late Gen. Stephen D. Lee, the school has been named, and Hon. A. A. Kin- cannon, who for nearly a decade was prcident of the Mississippi Industrial Institute and College, have been in vited to deliver addresses at the opening of the building, and if they find it possible to be in Colum- on April 1, which is considered likely,1. the formal opening will take place then. Should these two gentlemen find it impossible to be here at that time, however, the formal opening will be postponed to a date which better puits their convenience; but at all events the actual use of the build ing for school purposes will begin on April 1. The new building was erected at a co".1 of $75,00,0 and isone. of the handsomest structures of its charac ter in the state. The bonds "provid ing for its erection were voted large ly as the result of valiant work on 'he part of the Ladies' Civic League and the building will stand as an everlasting monument to their suc "" ful effort to secure adequate ac comodations for the educable chil dren of Columbus. Fire Damages School. The new Stephen D. Lee High School, which has just been erected at a cost of $75,000 and which has never been formally opened, wa? 3lif htly damaged by fire which brokd out in the basement Monday after noon. A laborer was burning some trash on the cement when a portion of the wood work caught fire, and the laborer, finding it impossible to subdue the flames, turned in an alarm. The blaze' which was sub dued without difficulty by the fire men, resulted in a loss of about $100. Clean-up Campaign. The Ladies' Civic League has in augurated its annual spring clean-up campaign and is urging all house holders to thoroughly clean their premises. They have also, published cards in local newspapers warning heads of families against the danger of the propagation of malarial germ -4 by mosquitoes and urging them to avoid this danger by keeping all doors and windows carefully screen ed. Blows Open Safe. ITpon entering his place of busi ness Monday, morning, Mr. Roy Fu qua, who is managing the Columbus Brick Company's commissary, north east of the city, found that the door of the safe of the company had been blown off by a heavy charge of nitro glycerine! It is thought that the robbery took place early Sunday morning,' and the burglars who en tered the safe secured nearly $300. War has a way of driving on without regard to the desires or conveniences of the individual. This is no time for . hesitation. , If you are going to do your part to bring victory nearer, you must start to day. Join a War-Saving Society. Decide now and cut down the un necessary things and lendwhat you have to the government. Negro Before Cummings. Lonnie Evans, a negro, was fined $50 and costs by Judge T. M. Cum- mings, Monday morning, after being tried for selling booze in the city by drunk and disorderly. LOCAL AUXILIARYOF NAT IONAL BODY TO BE ORGANIZED. TO CALL A MEETING Meeting to Perfect Organiza tion Will Be Called at an Early Date. Following the return of the Co lumbians who attended the meeting of the state auxiliary of the Nation al Defense Council which was held in Jackson last week, a movement looking towards the organization of a local branch of the council has been undertaken, and will be pushed forward to consummation with all possible haste. Columbus was represented at the meeting held in Jackson by Mr. F. P. Phillips, chairman of the local fuel commission; Mr. Parker Reeves, member of the state fuel advisory board, and Mr. B. A. Lincoln, chair man of the Lowndes county speak ers' bureau, and they were very much impressed with 'the earnest ness of Secretary Houston and other speakers who delivered addresses. These speakers emphasized the ne cessity for carrying on systematic campaigns for all war activities in every state, every county, every city and every rural community through out the Union, and local citizens are determined that Lowndes county shall not lag behind in this work. A meeting for the purpose of or ganizing a Lowndes county auxil iary of the National Defense Coun cil will be called at an early date, and this call will probably be signed by representatives of the following organizations: The Fuel and Food Administrations, the Speakers' Bu reau, the Lowndes County Red Cross, the Junior Red Cross Society, the Y. M. C. A., the Y. W. C. A., the Public Service Reserve, the War Savings Stamps committee, the Wo man's Auxiliary iof the Natonal Council of Defense, tTie Liberty Loan committee and the Boys' Reserve. PICTURES AT CAMP PIKE TO BE SHOWN TODAY ''Over Here" Showing Our Boys in Training Will be Seen at Princess. The program at the Princess for today is one of wide appeal, as "Over Here'' is official moving pic tres of the building of Camp Pike, Little Rock, Ark., showing how the U. A. converted a virgin forest into an ideal training camp for 40, 000 of our boys in just 52 days, which is going some. Also on the same program, that delightful little personality, Ann Pennington, in "The Antics of Ann," a clever story of life at a Girls' Seminary, that was made purely for laughing purposes. Making a program of 7 reels, thai could not be improved upon. Admission 5 and 15 cents. Special Meeting Tonight. There will be a special and im portant meeting of Queen Cjty Camp, Woodmen of the World tonight at 7:30 o'clock. Delicious refreshments will be served. Every membei is ex pected. Mr. Joe Alexander, a former Co lumbian, who is now stationed at Camp Wheeler, at Macon, Ga., who i4 in the Quartermaster's Corps, spent Tuesday in Columbus the guest of friends. Mr. Bennie Richardson, who is now in the Quartermaster's Corps, at Camp Beauregard, is spending a few days here, and will visit several Southern cities before returning to camp. Dr. John A. Brown, who has been spending the winter at Washington D. C, returned to Columbus last night. He states that he expects to spend the remainder of his life in this city. - Paymaster S. V, Vaughn, of the U. S. battleship Missouri, left yes terday after a short visit to his moth cr, Mrs. George Vaughn, who resides northeast of the city. OCIOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOQ 0 Route of Parade Saturday. 0 0 Parade fornu at the City Hall 0 j O t 10 o'clock, and moves Wet O O on Main Htrcet to Third street; 0 0 South on Third street to Fourth 0 , X TrZZVSZZZ O East on College street to Seventh Oi O street; North on Seventh street 0 0 to Main gtreet; West on Main 0, O atront ta np!iUr' ctnml 0 OOOOO OO0OOOO000O ITEMS OF INTEREST OVER THE COUNTRY GIST OF THE NEWS GATHERED HERE AND THERE AND PRE SENTED IN BRIEF FORM. More than 1,600 tons of anthracite coal were condemned in Pennsyl vania markets by representatives of the Fuel Administration recently in the campaign to compel the delivery of coal. A division of "betterments and additions" has been added to the railroad administration in charge of Judge Robert S. Lovett. The di vision will have jurisdiction of bet terments and additions to railroad lines throughout the country. From the beginning of 1914 to August 1, 1917, there was -ft total advance of 82 per cent in the retail price of bread, according to the De partment of Labor. In the last few months there has been a decrease, and prices are now OC per cent high er than at the beginning of 1914. Firms or individuals paying officers or business employees a portion or all salaries and wages during the war period in which they are in the serv ice of the United States may deduct the amounts from their taxable in comes, according to a regulaton by the Commissioner of Internal Reve nue. From June 5 to December 1, 1917, only 5,870 arrests were made or re ported to the Department of Justice for failure to register under the selective-service act. Of these, 2,063 were released after having register ed and prosecutions were begun against 2,059, of which about 1,500 cases are still pending. Following the plan adopted for California and Colorado, the Food Administration has appointed a com mission to determine the cost of pro ducing sugar beets in Nebraska. The commission has no power to fix nrices, but it is expected that its figures will serve as the basis fo voluntary agreements between grow ers and purchasers of sugar beets. The new "Mexican service badge" will soon be issued to officers and enlisted men who served under cer tain conditions in Mexico and on the border. Persons not now in the arm" who would have been entitled to th" badge and whose separation from fhe service has been honorable itisv secure authority from the Adjutanf General to purchase and wear th- sen-ice badge. STUCKEY OFFERS TO TAKE UP WAR WORK VOLUNTEERS HIS SERVICES AS V. M. C. A. SECRETARY ABROAD. The appeal of Hon. lliil. Gar diner of Laurel made in the address which he delivered here last Mon day night for volunteers to go to France and engage in war work has already Lome fruit, Mr. J. N. Stucky having volunteered his services as a Y. M. C. A. secretary. Mr. Stucky is splendidly qualified for activities of this character. He is state comma ml er of the Knights of the Maccabee, and in that position has had consid erable experience in organization work and other duties which he will be called upon to perform among the American soldiers abroad. Mr. Stucky's application for work in France has already gone forward and several other Columbians are also thinking of entering the foreign serv ice for altruistic work among the sol diers. Hon. Phil H. Gardiner, of Laurel, who is delivering a series of address er in the pricipal towns and cities of the state under the auspices of the Mississippi Division of the National Defense Council, spoke at the First Methodist church Monday night and his address was heard by a large and representative audience. Read our advertisements. COLUMBUS WILLPHIL GARDINER STAGE A GRAND 'SPEAKS HERE TO 'STAMP RALLY HON. C. L. GARNETT WILL lit I fit rKINCIt'Al. SPEAKER. STORES TO CLOSE Speaking to be Preceded by Parade of Students and Citizens. Columbus will celebrate War Sav ings Stumps day next Saturday by staying a big patriotic rally, which will be preceded by a monster purad in which students of the Industrial Institute and College, the public schools, members of all local civic and patriotic organizations and citizens generally will participate. The exercises will take place on a stand which i to be erected at the intersection of Main and Market streets and the principal address will be delivered by Hon. C. L. Garnett, an eloquent member of the local bar. The parade will precede the speak ing, starting from the city ball at 10 o'clock, and all who participate are expected to be on hand in ample time to get in line. The speaking will begin at 11 o'clock, and Mayor McClanahan has issued a proclamation urging all mer chants to close their stores at that hour and keep them closed until noon. The Boy Scouts will carry the big flag which is now at I. I. and C. Following are the other organi zations with the rlnrrman in chart'.' of each: Bernard Romans Chapter, D. A. R., Mrs. Sheffield and Mrs. (i. W. Sherman,; U. D. C, Chapter, Mrs. B. L. Owen; Parent-Teacher Assn., I. I. and C, Mrs. Frank Owen; Parent-Teacher Assn., Barrow School, Mrs. Mary Stokes; Parent-Teacher Assn., Franklin Academy, Mrs. J. C. Meadows; Twentieth Century Club, Mrs. S. B. Street, Jr., Civic League, Mrs. J. M. Kaufman; Woman Suf frage Association, Mrs. William Baldwin; Alumnae Association, I. I. and C, Miss Keirn; Classical Asso ciation, Miss Tasley; I. I. & C. Stu dent Body, Miss Bonnie Jean Byrd; Reading Circle, Mrs. F. K. Resler; Red Cross Chapter, Mrs. John T. Sanford; Red Cross, 1. I. & C. Miss Vaughn. The postoffice and stores and banks of the city will be asked to close during the hour of the parade and during the time of the program on Main street. The Princess orches tra will furnish mu:;ic for the occa sion. RegUtrantt Called. Following instructions from Adju tant General Erie Scales, the local exemption board has ordered 40 registrants to report next Saturday. Twenty-eight men ure needed to fill up the county's quota, and it was de cided to call 40 so as to be sure of se curing the requisite number. The men will go to Camp Pike, but will not entrain next Saturday, hav ing been called on that date merely to receive instructions. They will leave for the training camp at some date in the near future, probably on Saturday, March 30. Following is the complete list of the men called up: White: Irby Taylor, Garland I.in damood, Jasper M, Partain, William II. Dreese, Otis A. Miller, Robert Palmer Harris, James Garland Wood, Jr., Frank Perkins, Kddie Jones, Robert Luther Taggart. Negroes: Shcc" Spann, John Alex ander, Robert Moore, Jim Burnett, Amoa, Black, Isaac Montgomery, Mitchell Evans, Sam Pecples, Walter Odneal, Walter Cooper, Willie Mar tin, Nathan Johnson, Willie Williams, Reuben Covington, Dan Williams, Willie St. John, George Franklin, Isaac Harris, Will Elliott, Samuel Walker, Charlie Sam Love, Robert Sykes, Robert Gore, Charlie Clifford, Spencer Clifford, Jim Qainn, James Manning, Earl Walker, Dan Williams Lott Goi to Mobile. Prof. T. F.. Lott, formerly princi pal in the local high school, and who for some time past has been away from the city, spent the first of the week here en route to Mobile, where he is to report at once for Coast 1 Artiiiery service. He leaves today j for Fort Morgan, near Mobile. A LARGE CROWD BIG AUDITORIUM OF FIRST METHODIST CHURCH v IS PACKED. i WORKERS NEEDED Speaker Urged Men Beyond Draft Age to Volunteer for Altruistic Work. Mr. Gardiner, who is connected with the Eastman-Gardiner I umber Company at Laurel, has recently re turned from France, where he 8pen several month in uplift ue.ik amo v the American soldiers. While abroad he served n u Y. M. (.'. A. -eeretar and was constantly in touch nut only with the men under Goncrnl IV v shing but with military operation generally. The program was opened by the Rii:;njr of "America." after whirl' Rev. R. Excell Frye, pastor of tin First Preshytcran church, read pn uuo from the Bible and t.hi v, ;t followed by an invoctiton of God' blessing upon the assemblage by Rev. T. L. lloleomb, pastor of the First Baptist church. Mr. "Gardiner w:; then introduced by Rev. S. L. Pope, pas' or of the First Methodist church and delivered a forceful address, th'1 principle feature of which was at appeal to men beyond the draft aye to volunteer for uplift work abroad He said that men of this character were urgently needed by the Y. M C. A. and other similar organization and declared that thoo engaging in religious and altruistic netivitite- were entitled to just, as much credit as the soldiers who are engaged b actual iMittl., i.....a,..w... ... Mr. Gardiner, who while here wt- the guest of Mr. Warren M. Cox left Tiwsday morning for Wes1 Point, where he spoke Tuesday evening. Conditions Wit'i Our F.Reinit . The Wellington Bureau of I.nbot ('.iisfies hus been closely watchirie 'he enemy press, in efforts to obtair '.evs from the innumerable uttr anees therein. A remarkable state meat of the actual condition hn been given, and we summarize tb results here. In Turkey the population fares ae tual starvation, and the people o' Germany and Austria are deteriornt mg from a lack of sufficient r.ou' ishment. Hungary, while better of than Austria, in this respect, h:r eaii'-ed much resentment upon th part of Austrian by refusing to shi foodstuffs. Profiteering trannpoi tat'on difficulties ai.d relftshness o; the part of people plague our cue mies as well as ourselves. A bit of satisfaction is obtain" ' from the slaughter of the animal" n' the conquered provinces by the Ger mans in the early part of the war The Teutons were sure of a shot-' war, and intend of conserving th food supplies, killed them to fee ' the army, and thus cut off an irr. 'lortant source of future food, thu causing a great scarcity of men T:;k and eggs. Style Show Week. The big department store of Sirnon Loeb and liro., Inc., is th! week having its Style Show, an ' many peonle, not only in Ctdumbu but from surrounding sections h:iv; been in attendance to see and pur chase the beautiful new dosiirn which are on display. Th newe ;'' stv'-:" for spring are represented tb; advance fpring showing of wr t's fashionable footwear. They vs elaborate displays in every de partment. During the next three days thb store will have on sale extra speeia' at wonderfut bargains. , Messrs. Brown, Brand, Percy an 1 Scmple, representatives of the Tifton Tool Manufacturing Company , of Tifton, Ga., are spending some tim here displaying the Eclipse Harrow in the building next to Donoghue, Dee and Co., on Market street. Th; Tifton company is represented her.; by the Banks Hardware Company. Members of the Red Cros Associ ation who donated during the Christ mas drive held here, can before April 1 by paying one dollar receiv? a subscription to the Red Cross Magazine. UOTED PYTHIAN TO SPEAK HERE THIS EVENING r RED. ATWOOD TO LEC TURE ON "HAPPINESS" AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH. PUBLIC IS INVITED Is Delivering Series of Ten Lectures Throughout the State. As guests of Tombigbee Lodge, No. 12, Knights of Pythias, the peo ple of Culumiius are invited to hear a must interesting lecture this eve ning at S: 1", o'clock at the First Baptist church by Hon. Frederick A t wooi i, the neted blind Pythian orator. Hi. subject will be "Happi iu,'' which be of interest to every citizen of this city. .Mr. At w.od is delivering ten lectures In Misksippi and .selected Columbus as one of his speakais points. He wilt s ;iiu".liiy be eeenmpaliied to this city 'v Hen. H. M. Quinn, grand keeper f record and seal, of Meridian. Mr. At wood i.s a brilliant orator, rtiil ha ! made a .-iplendid impression 'n every city in which he has spoken, ''elumbbin who hear him 'are prom hed a rare inteliectu.il treat. Mr. Atwood will be introduced by Hon. J, I. Sturdivant. Mayor itsuec Proclamation. In accordance with the request of President Wilson and the Governor of Mississippi that Saturday, Marcn be set apart as War Stamps Day, so that our people may devote their energies toward the sale of these stamps and joining in appropriate patriotic exercises, I respectfully ask ha nil buainesa hoaseit of this city , lie closed from li until 12 o'clock on Saturday, March 23, 1918, and that all our citizens participate in the exercises which will be held at the intersection of Main and Market' streets at 11 o'clock under the aus p'ces of the Council of National De fTiu'e of Lowndes County. Done in the City of Columbus, Mis., this the UHh day of March, 1 !i 1 S. 1). S. McCLAN A II AN, Mayor. Ur::e Yellow Stripe Garb for Slacker Tcxarkana, Texas, March, 20. c'!aekt rs should be forced to wear a large yellow stripe down their coat ' teles and down their shirt.1?, so they iould be recognized, Judge Gordon i'u .!!, ireid:ng over the federal di-trii t court for the Kastern district of Texas, said Tue.sd-iy in derving a lacker. Judge Russell was trying a writ of habeas corpus to prevent a I raft lnvird from placing a man in rm-ediate military service. The ap niicnt'on was denied and the man 'timed over to military authorities. Spring Opening Tonight. Fvervone is '-ordially invited to i.ttend the grand sprint opening of W. C. Heard, Inc., which will take place this evenirv.r from 7 :".() to 10 n o'clock, aid continuing :hrou,-h Friday and Saturday. The eg s'.nre w'.P present for your ap proval author U:t-e f-.nhion for ''.rein;: of I'd IS, including imported hats, tailored suits, street dresses, d oes, dress materials, etc. An immense crowd is expected to 'ie in attendance at this annual fash- 1 on show. West 13 Captured. t-i.irv Wot, a young Columbian, who several weeks ago was placed in the county jail after having been convicted on a larceny charge and who recently escaped, is in custody igatn. He was captured at Reform, and b is heen ?ent back to the city. Will Present Play. The members of the Franklin Academy High School will on April 12 give a play entitled "The Junior." The performance will take place in the chape! of the new Stephen B. Lee High School, and will be most interesting to everyone who attends. After spending several days in Memphis or. business, Mr. Louis MeCullough has returned to Colum bus. Min. T. J. Fvans. of Macon, has hefm the guert of Mrs. W. F. Patty the past few days.