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fjuubsr Rot Und BUY A LIBERTY BOND. lJ.ALL.L VOL XXIV, NO. 79. COLUMBUS, MISS., SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 5, 1918. Semi-Weekly, $3.00 Per Year. i THOMPSON AND CHAPMAN HAVE NARROWESCAPE OPPORTIUNITY FOR TECHNICAL LARGE CLASS DISCUSS PLANS FOR LOCAL RED CROSS DRIVE 1 ; 1' .. " . . A Great Net of Mercy drawn through fTI-. At. D - "O . u " 3 en wwiui wiusucaNauic rum A - TO GRADUATE encsnMiiross N TRAINING OPEN 21 - FROM COLLEGE Co tUttWt MM M i' j aiim. a WELL KNOWN AVIATORS UNINJURED WHEN THEIR MACHINE WRECKS. WERE IN MERIDIAN Flyers Recently-Made Visits to Columbus While on Long Trips. MISSISSIPPIANS WILL BE TRAINED AT A. & M. COLLEGE. 460 MEN WANTED Must Report at the Collge Not Later Than Thursday, May 16. Meridian, Miss., May 4. The in I this perilous, branch of the national service, was not far away from Lieut. Harry W. Thompson of the United States Signal Corps, Aviation Serv ice, and his. expert mechanician, Sergt. E. E. Chapman, Friday af- Prof. S. M. Nash, secretary of the Lowndes county exemption board, is in receipt of a letter from Adjutant General Erie C. Scales in which he encloses an order recently issued by Provost Marshal General Crowder calling for 460 registrants from A ll. t. 1 J i . lernoon, wnen uieir o.piane laiiea to Mississippi to report at the A. and M. lift from the ground in time to CoIle(fe Thursd,y( May 16 for train. favoid an old farm wagon and barbed 1njf in variou8 pwitions reqUiring wire fence, and was badly wrecked, 'technical knowledge. the two occupants of the plane es-j , . . ., . , ... ... , . . . . Gen. Scales states that he will not raping death or serious injury by al-. t . ... most a miracle 'fix the quoU for any county untl1 he has heard from the secretaries of Lieutenant Thompson and Ser- the different heii exemption boards fceant Chapman were just starting and reqUests Prof. Nssh to co-operate from Meridian on the last lap of a with him in gecurlng from Lowndes long flight in the interest of the Third county the best men He Liberty Loan, intending to fly to 8tatea that in order to be eligible Jackson and thence to their station registrants must be grammar school at Park Field aviation camp, Mem- and have had some ex- phis, Tenn., when this distressing ac- perience along mechanical lines. It r.dent occurred. 5g also de8irabu they posses a These two fearless aviators of natural aptitude for work of this Uncle Sam's air service have become character. The men selected for this well known to Mississippians in a service will receive a course of train number of places during the past two ing at government expense which will or three weeks.. fit them to serve in army positions Thousands who could not see them requiring knowledge of automobile from a nearby vantage point have be- repairing, carpentry, radio operating, held them in swift flight and wonder- woodworking and gasoline engine re ed "what, whence irad wW?f jjiAWhK.tcl"ivCtiieraI .Scales states At 10 o'clock " Friday - morning that this 1 a splendid opportunity for : there came, a telegram to E. D. Self, ambitious . young men who desire county director of the Liberty Loan training along technical lines. -from Lieutenant Thompson, stating General Scales' order follows: that he was leaving Pensacola, Fla., J "1. Call No. 220 upon our state is for Meridian and would arrive here hereby announced as follows: "Com et noon. , 'plcte the entrainment f or , Agricul- It was only ten minutes past 12 tural College, Mississippi, of 460 when the whirring of the biplane's grammar school graduates who have propeller was heard, and the great had some experience along mechani mechanical bird was immediately cal lines and some aptitude for me Visualized, with a cheer from the chanical work, .to report to the corn waiting crowd. , . lj mending officer: Mississippi Agrtcul- Approaehing from, the, southeast at tural and Mechanical College, on a high altitude, the flyers circled for May 16th." ' Only white men and a time around above the city. Then' men physically Qualified for general they began performing some of the perilous stunts of this daring pro fession. Gracefully they Bwooped around military service may be inducted un der this call. , ; .'" "2. The men selected for this service will receive a course of train- in loops, dropped in tail spins while i'ing at government expense, fitting the upgazing thousands fairly held their breath, and, "for good meas ure," as Lieutenant Thompson after ward laughingly remarked, added a few Immerman turns. , "Remember," added the lieutenant, 'we did this for the purchase of Lib erty Loan Bonds, and we expect your 'committee to collect for the exhibi tion. ,' ' , At." 3 :30 another crowd "gathered "near the biplane in the Williams field to watch the beginning of the flight to Jackson and thence to Memphis. Lieutenant Thompson briefly ad dressed the people, telling them why they ought to buy Liberty Bonds, in terspersing his serious comments with humorous anecdotes. While he spoke members of the Woman's 'Committee of the Third Liberty Loan circulated among the people selling bonds. ' In connection with his work, the lieutenant said he flew at the rats of 120 miles an hour going from Bir mingham to Montgomery. He ex pressed his satisfaction at having made this long flight without unto ward incident so far, and then the catastrophe quickly followed ! There was some discussion be tween the lieutenant and his assist- them to serve in army positions, re quiring knowledge of automobile re pairing, carpentry, radio operating, wood working, blacksmithing, gas engine repairing, and other mechani cal duties incident to many kinds of military service both at the front and behind the lines; The men taking this course will receive thorough Instruc tions which will be of great personal value in working their way ' ahead both in the army and in civil life. This is an excetional opportunity for energetic ambitious men. You are urged to make this call one of state wide interest. Qualified registrants should be urged to present themselves to their local board fotr voluntary in duction. When a registrant volun tarily present themselves : the local boards may induct qualified men until their allotment has been filled. The voluntary period will continue until May 8. After May 8th, ho more vol unteers will be accepted.- If on May 9th, a' sufficient number of volun teers have not come forth to fill the allotment of the local board, the local board will proceed to select in se quence of order numbers a sufficient number of qualified men from with in Class 1 to fill its allotment, deduc ting the voluntary deductions. Only ant aS to' whether the plane would (White men who have completed at rise quickly enough to clear the fence .least a grammar school education and which enclosed the field, but the for mer finally' decided to try it. The aeroplane took its usual run ning start, and then a great fear fell upon the crowd of spectators. l have had some experience along me chanical lines and someatitude for mechanical work should le inducted, and the provisions of my telegram 1 No. B80, dated March 11th, relating The plane was not going to attain to men actively, completely and assid sufficient speed to elevate itself be-'Uoualy engaged in the planting and fore it reached the fence. cultivation of crepe should be follow- This was exactly what happened, 'ed but there was also anotner oDstruc- :.,.., ,m, with tion in the form of an old farm him at leajt two ,uiti ef Bndercloth-waKon- ing, one suit of outer clothing in good The aeroplane struck the wagon cond.tion, a sweater, stout pair and then tore through the fence. of ghoes three extra pairs of socks, The barbed wires quickly stripped ' and two bath towels, as he will be 'the rght wing. - ' " ' ; v Upt in-UvSUn clwlLIa Jarifig the The big machine then buried its first three weeks until he can be sup Continued on Page Four. plied with a uniform and other cloth- r THE HOPE OF NATIONS if '- ' t ft wf ( Ij4 v'f .? I NEARLY 150 YOUNG LADIES TO RECEIVE THEIR DIPLOMAS. FINE ADDRESSES 1 Oontrlbnted by H. Devltt Welsh, , i " Judge R. B. Fletcher and Rev. Burchard Brundge to be the Orators. While the Mississippi Industrial Institute and College will not closj its session until Friday, May 24, the bnccalaurate address will be deliver ed Saturday, May 18 and examina tions will continue throughout the following week. , This course was adopted by President Whitfield in or der to keep the students here until the end of the session, as under the old regime many of the young ladies the lower classes did not remain ENTHUSIASTIC MEETING IS HELD AT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. HOPE TO GET $8,000 This Sum Is The Goal, As The County Failed to Sesuce Its Quota in Last Campaign. in CLUB ROOMS ARE OPEN TO AVIATORS BOTH ELKS AND CHOCTAWS IN VITE BIRDMEN TO USE THEIR QUARTERS. for the graduating excretes, having left for their homes soon as the examinatidns were completed. The baccalaurtte address will be 'tfelivwed Saturday, May 18, by Judge It. B. FleKher. who is a native of t Mississippi and who for a number of years ' was on the state supreme ourt bench but who now is assistant general counsel of the Illinois Cen tral Railroad, with headquarters in Chicago, while the baccalauretts gir- mon will be delivered the following da,y by Rev. Burchard Brundidge, bhaplain of the 139th Field Artillery at Camp Shelby. , The graduation class is one of the largest jn the history of the , college,' .embracing nearly 150 students and in addition to these, diplomas will be delivered fo the relatives 6f two young ladles, Misses Lilly Louise Coen and Lois I Moore, who recently died and who jwould have completed the course had they lived until the close of the ses sion. A list of the A. B. and B. S. graduates follows: Misses Jessie Barfield Adams, Co lumbus; Mary Lilla Ashley, Rock- nmirr UpTII t t t t . I . ' uWn, union; LHUVL KOllLL UK ALUftU AVKfc K VKK Wary Emma Anderson, Mayhew; ; - "V Irene Hickman Bass, THE LIBERT LOAN SHELLING CENTERS i WHILE HAS COUNT "OVER THE P," COMMIT TEE REMA1 GONE 1 1 RKTXII RAIDS I AT WORK. MAKE SUCCESSFUL GERMANS RENEW BOMBARDMENT. Since the opening of Payne Field j Although Lowis county litis fil- at West Point, aviators from there ready g-ie ' ovej the top" in the have been frequent visitors to this third Liberty luajcampaign, Mr. K. )lllli!r('!T!"::i.J ii'idtr I lit v'.i nouricod todav tho city, and Columbians are doing every thing possible to make their cal drive, Mr. visits here pleasant. Roth the Elks sales manager, al and the Choctaw Club have opened Chapman, whf directing the lo- P. Phillips, the other worker ; n. piscrintions. whiih in St. Louiw, (h. still soliciting their club rooms to the aviators, and will be receiver 1 1 T1 1 .... ..1. 1. .... 1 . . 1 . PI Tf 1 . T t i memoers oi trie iweai ieu v tdss i'iihji- !U'iiiu.iruTH oine rignt I cleia! ter will assist the Choctaws in 'pre- Reserve district,b to and ineludin paring special programs for the en-.Thursday, May, tertainment of the visitors. T10 allotmen Mr. J. H. Donovan, proprietor of $218,000, while tne stone notei, nas aiso mien up ported up to t a large apartment in h.s hostelry nosc,i yesterd which he has placed at the disposal $243,200. Lo of the visiting aviators to be used '2.10,000 as the for dances or for other purposes dur- 5U,.e tn(iv wni ing their visits to the city. ;r0,.e ,he camai Hon. E. R. Sherman, a prominent citizen of the city, has suggested that a suitable landing place be ar ranged for the visiting aviators, ami this matter will probably be taken up at an early date. for the county h f subscriptions re time the banki j afternoon total?d i workers, have set nal goal, and feci lire that sum closes. Mr. Warren M. Cox, who has been seriously ill for some time, was taken to Memphis yesterday for treatment. EIGHT A SLA 1- There were heavy on the Picardy front lit, the war office an They centered along Avre river. I'm; Vi i.rh made t-x-ful raids near the Oise sector (on the southern side of the German sa Kt'iit), !a!.ic some prisoners. - (iern'un Josses in the recent offen sive iM tho west are estimated at HMiOf) by the correspondent of The Matin, who is at tho front.. Hickman, Bass, Greenville; .Bes sie Ahcs Baines, Jackson; Katherine Lucile Barham, Meridian; . Christine Berry, Belten; SttheUe Phedre Biles, Sumner Nellie May Bobo, Clarks- dale; Nellie Gray Bordeaux Men dian; Margaret Angelo Brown, Co lumbus, Mary Elizabeth Brownlee Columbus; Lessie Louiae Burwell Meridian; Bonnie Jean Byrd, New ton; Kuth Blair, Shubuta; Lula Mitchell Campbell, Kosciusko; Chris tine Cate, Coldwater; Ruby Lee Chance, Natchez; Claudia Chapline Plans for the coming Red Cron drive in Lowndes county were dis cussed and partially formulated, at a meeting which was held Saturday tnoming at the Chamber of Com merce, and which was presided over by Dr. J. W. Lipscomb, who is to di rect the campaign. The meetim? wa called for the special purpose of hav ing a conference of the different vice chairmen who are to direct the work In various sections of the county and war largely attended, nearly all of these vice-chairmen having been present. A great deal of enthusiasm was displayed and spirited addresses were delivered by Dr. Lipscomb, Hon. P. W. Maer, and Hon J. I. Sturdivant, . all of whom urges their hearers to enter into the campaign with un bounded teal and to do every thin jm their power to put Lowndes coun ,ty "over the top. I The campaign begins Mondav. May 20, lasting one week and while Lowndes county's quota is only $5, 950 an effort wil be made to raise a total of $8,000. This goal -has been fixed because the county fell short of her allotment in the last Red Crow campaign, and it is the desire of Dr. Lipscomb and his fel low workers to mike up the deficien cy in the coming drive. Members of the several commit tees named to work in the citv of Columbus will meet at the Chamber 6f Commerce at 8 o'clock Monday night for the purpose of discussing Various phases of the undertaking and all members of these committees are urged to be present. COUNTRY GOES OVER THE TOP- London, May 4. An intense bom bardment was opened by the Germans this morrm'r against French and Uritidt positions between Loere and ;i point south of Vpres, the war office nnnounced today. EGED ERS HELD CALL I OR MAY DRAFT QUOTA IS SENT OUT V h mg. "4. The number of men called for under this call must be actually entrained. On account of pending legislation before Congress this of fice is not in position to give you any suggestions as to how to make allot- rnontu hut. thn nrevinna emeipncv of vour office warrants placing the mat-siacKers w,in f'"ance oi .oca. ter in your hands. j.i, May 4. State of- )!, :,,!: Friday received mil fnr mon t fill the May draft quota. The ACTIVITIES ONSPECTOR GEN- n'f n wi:1 the camps May 25 J he provost marshal general's of fice announced that the cell was for 23:1,742 men. The men were ordered to entrain for camp within five days' period, be ginning May 2.".. This brings the UU: f imh"r of men called for. the month of May, including special clis'-es, to approximately 305,000. ERAL ETHRE RESULT IN NUMERd ARRESTS. Capl. F. K. general on the JiridgD, inspector aff of Adjutant General Erie Sfe, has been in the city for scveraiys rounding up , officers, and asesult of his activi "5. Instruct local board to warn leaders of parties against mutilation .ties more then colored men ni,inm.nf- ' Jiayor ivicvran "8. It is very important that you have complete control over this call, ed their Men should not be allowed to arrive charged. Soldier Ii Improving. M f., t iir o . tore of white and ' "mn' parenu e haled before 01 ",7 bm' the Youn Ameri- VMterd-iv ' lusiuuieu injuries J ' can Foldier who sustained while fUt-htir.g on the French battle All but eightthe men establish- field SOme two weeks . hv. . innoe and were dis- ceive-d r w thnt Via ! rUin,. j , ... uvun aiiu It ilieved that these js now considered out of dane-Pi- before May 16th, and the entire par- eight, all of W are negroes, are The information was secured throno .ly must be entrained so as to arrive either delinqudor deserters, and the local branch of the Home Service on that date. Consult the representa- they are beinrf until their caws depnrtmcnt live oi me American iaiway siw- can De xnorounvesqgaioa. lneir ciation as to schedules as heretofore, 'names follow AavL-e Uii office Ly ItlUr the "t-1 Viioi, EuKfj-'ns-', Tom Fer ments you make to each local board, guson, ''Kid" th, Charles Iloliis. Acknowledge." Peter Brown aimmie Leech ill Chain ie, Willie Specials Today. i-rme vtrchestra from thiee to six this afternoon. Columbus Ie Crerm Company Retail Parlonr. ie a number of sue- Jackson; Lucile Colony, Brooksville Mary Coen, Corinth; Erin Rosamond Cooper, Bobo; Erie Munger Corley, Clarksdale; Frances Rosales Cox, Co lumbus; Minnie Rebecca Cross, En terprise; Iris Curry, Ruleville; Norma Elizabeth Cunningham, Starkville; Beulah May DeLano, Meridian; Gladys Geneva Dent, Morgan City; Kate Marguerite Downer, Moore head; Ruby Sue Dunn, West Point; .arolyn Reed Ezell, Columbus; Thelma Farmer, Ruleville; Jennie Ruth Finger, Ripley; Bonnie Kate Franks; Philadelphia; Jane Geoghagan, Fa. vette; Ada Cornelia Germany, Center- ville; May Graham, Jackson. Cora Greer, Houston; Rachael Una Griffin, Ackerman; Alma May Gunter, Co lumbus; Laura Oakley Halbert, Co lumbus; Byrd Haney, Gholson; Dixie Allison' Hardy, (Crawford; Ethel Allison Hardy, Crawford; Elma Har grove, Shubuta; Vadie Estelle Harri son, Crawford; Maggie Beatrice Hicks, Sucarnoochee; Jessie Holly Vaiden; Lillie Hockingheimer, Sar dis; Lucile Holmes, Hernando; Olivia Howerton, A. and M. College; Mattie B. Hunter, Macon; Ellen Chamber lain Hyland, Yokena; Hattie Belle Jackson, Lexington; Ima James, Cor rinth; Nell James, Hattiesburg; Bes sie Camilla Jamison. , Brooksville ; Juanita Jenkins, Shuqulak; Kittie Sue Johnson, Dursnt Mamie Johnson, Yazoo City; Margaret Joyner, Tupe lo; Minnie Lee Kennedy, Shelby; lone Kent, Kilmichsel; Alicia Kline, Columbus; Dora May Kirkwood, Wa ter Valley; Katherine Lawless, Mem phis, Tenn.; Jennie Gladys Law, Can ton; Sarah Augusta Lipsey, Colum bus; There Little, Amory; Hannah Helens Loeb, Hazlehurst; Ernestine Lowther, Jackson; Martha Mellone Lowther, Jackson; Courtenay Lusius, Cleveland; Anna Belle McDonald, (Continued en page 4.) Washington, May 4. America has gone over the top. Subscriptions to the third Liberty loan today totaled $3,006,888,900, according to the official statement of the treasury department, passing the minimum quota and getting a flying start for the maximum quota of J5,- 000,000,000 which treasury officials hoped would be received by the time the campaign closes tonight. Rv. J. H. B.tl to Pr.ach. Rev. S. L. Pope, pastor of the First Methodist church, is spending today at Shannon, where he will de- iver an address to the high school graduates of that place, and Rev. J. H. Bell will occupy his pulpit this morning at 11 o'clock. Rev. Bell, who resides here, -lis a prominent Methodist evangelist, and his subject this morning will be: "Faithfulness. Vaithful to God and Faithful to our Country." Rev. Bell will also preach at the 8 o'clock evening service. Big Sho Sal On- In a large advertisement appearing in the Commercial this morning. Mr. L. II. Shapira, owner of the Shapira Shoe Store, announces a losing out sale of his entire stock. He expects to soon leave for Helena, Ark., where he will reside, and in or der to sell his goods here he has mark ed same at greatly reduced prices. Rev. E. L. Egger and wife, of Sherman, Tex., who are attending the general conference of Methodists being held in Atlanta, will visit rela tives and friends here the coming eek, en route home. Lieut. Lonnie Lincoln, who has been stationed at Leon Spring. Texas is visiting homefolks in the city. After being here ten days he expects to go Gettysburg to join the tank corps. Mr. Sanders Hairston, of Silver City, was among those who accom panied the remains of Mr. J. B. Baird to Columbus Friday. Mrs. E. B. Kirskey has received word from her son, Mr. E. B. Kirk- sey, stating that he had arrived safely in France.