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Dunbir Rowliad VOL. XXIV. NO. 90. COLUMBUS, MISS., THURSDAY MORNING, JUNE 13, 1918. Semi-Weekly, $3.00 Per Year. NEBRASKA PLAN CHAUTAUQUA CONCRETE SHIP FAITH MAKES GOOD TIME IN HER TRIALS NOTED SPEAKER WILL BE HEARD HERE SHORTLY GERMANS MEET RESISTANCE ON FRENCH FRONT ADOPTED FOR PROGRAM IS STAMP DRIVE MERITORIOUS Sk$ f . .. AID OF RURAL SCHOOL TRUSTEES THROUGHOUT COUNTY INVOKED. TO RAISE $814,000.00 This is County's Quota Must Must be in Hand by January 1,1919. Lowndes county has decided to adopt the Nebraska plan for its Wai Savings stamps campaign, and at & rmeeting of workers recently held hcri the plan was explained in detail b ben Holder of Jackson, one of tht state organizers. The meeting was presided over by Prof. E. A. Stanley, the local chairman, who stated thai this county had been assessed $614, 000 as its capita subscription and that stamps to thi3 amount must bv. sold by January 1. The meeting at which the commit tee decided to adopt the Ncbrask: plan was held at the court house s.i Monday. Prof. Stanley stated tit:- the assessment of $614,000 meant $20 for every man, woman and child with in the borders of the county and stat ed that only about $40,000 had thin far been secured. The Nebraska plan is principally for rural communities, and it invokes the aid of public school trustees ir. every community throughout the country. These trustees are to reg ister all the school children in theii districts, end are to meet on June 28 and hold regular sessions daily there after until the amount assessed each j. strict has been subscribed. .,, In the city of Columbus the le of stamps will be conducted by can vassers in practically the same man ner that Red Cross campaigns, Liber ty Loan drives and other war activi ties have been conducted. Commit ties have been appointed for eacr ward, and the entire city will be thoi oughly canvassed. A meeting will be held at he court house in this city at 1 o'clock Satur day afternoon, and all rural school trustees throughout the county are urged to attend this meeting, so the; can have the deTails of the campaign thoroughly explained to them. Mobile and Ohio Railroad Company Advance in Passenger Fare. Under order of the Director Gen eral, United States Railroad Admin istratton.advances in passenger fares an other changes will become effec tive June 10,1918. After June 9, 1918 Mileage anil Excess Baggage Books of the issue of this Company sold prior to June 1C 1918 will not be good for passage o for payment of excess baggage charg es but will be redeemed. Tickets sold at coach fares as pul lished in tariffs will be good in coac' es only unless passengers pay the higher fares for travel in standar.' sleeping cars, parlor cars or tourir' sleeping cars. Dr. C. C. Richards, of Marlow, Ok lahoma, is spending several weeks here with relatives. He is being giv en a cordial welcome back to Colum bus. Miss Ruth Scnter is visiting Mis' Sarah Hardy in the prairie. SOUTHERN LEAGUE TO CLOSE JUNE 28 DIRECTORS VOTE TO SUSPEND ACTIVITIES UNTIL PEACE IS RESTORED. Birmingham, Ala., June 12 After an all-day session here, the directors of the Southern Association of Pro fessional Baseball Clubs unanimously voted to close the season on June 28 Lack of interest and the increased cost of transportation, togethtef with the government's work or fight order wore given as the reason for closing By continuing through June 28 th clubs have authority to hold their franchises as well as all players. Mr. Joe J. Ellis, Jr., left yesterday f th A. and Sf. CoHczc, where h goes to take a special course ir truck and mechanical" work for Uncle Sam. PLEASING PROGRAMS ARE RENDERED EACH AFTER NOON AND EVENING. LARGE AUDIENCES Dr. Acheson Appears This Af ternoon and the Liberty Belles Tonight The Redpath Chautauqua, which began a five-day engagement herf last Saturday, is being greeted bj large crowds each afternoon and evening and the entertainments are proving both pleasing and profitable; the program embracing lecturers, music and other artists of the high est type. The program for today is an un usually pleasing one, embracing a musical entertainment an6T an ad dress by a soldier wh'o has recently returned from the battle fields of France. The lecturer is Dr. John C. Acheson, who this afternoon ' will paint a grafic word picture of life in the trenches, while tonight the Liber ty Belles will appear in an elaborate program embracing patriotic ano pop ular selections. The members of the company are not only vocalists but in strumentalist as well, and the entertainment which they give is said to possess unusual merit. A pleasing feature of the program Tuesday afternoon was a taTk by De tective Harry J. Loose of the Chicago police department. The principal feature of the program Tuesday even mg was the appearance of Ralph Bingham, who is billed as "America's Greatest Funmaker," and he made good his claim to this title, havinr kept his audience highly amused dur ing the entire time that he was on the stage. On last Monday night the Mon tague Light Opera Company appear ed in a musical skit entitled "A Jap anese Romance," which included se lections from varous popular operas. an the entertainment was witnessed by a large audience which signified its approval of the efforts of the sing ers by frequent outbursts of pt plause. The Chautauqua program will be concluded with this evening's enter tainment. Southern Railway in Misiippi Ad vance in Pai'enger Fare. Under order of the Director Gen eral, United States Railroad Admin istration.advances in passenger faro? istration, advances in passenger fares an other changes will become effec tive June 10,1918. After June 9, 1918 Mileage am1 Excess Baggage Books of the issue of this Company Bold prior to June 10 1918 will not be good for passage oi for payment of excess baggage charg es but will be redeemed. ' Tickets sold at coach fares as pub lished in tariffs will be good in coacl es- "only unless passengers pay the higher fares for travel in standatr sleeping cars, parlor cars or tcuri- sleeping cars. Buy Your Coal Now. F. P. Phillips, Chairman of Fuel Committee :- I have received the following in formation : "In case there is a coal shortage next winter, the consumer who ha: storage place, or who could have pro vided for the storage of this coal ant' did not, will not be supplied until all booked orders have beem filled, an then will be obliged to take hi chances." Please give this to your news papers so that it will reach every co user in your county. Yours truly C. L. TOWNES, Fuel Admr. for Miss Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Eggleston, of Calexico, Cali., are being given a cor dial welcome to Columbus. vThey ex pect to spend several weeks her' with friends. Mr. and Mrs. Eg gleston made the trip in a podge car. having come a distance of 3,78r miles. Mr. Charles Jacob ha3 returned from a visit to his wife in Washing ton. is ir v " ' v mXi - The concrete ship Faith, first of first trial run, In which she excelled reached a speed of fourteen knots. PAYNE FIELD FLYER IS KILLED IN FALL LIEUT. CLARK OWEN OF LAN SING, MICH., MEETS DEATH NEAR MULDON. Aberdeen, Miss., June 12 Lieut. Clark Owen, aerial observer, station ed at Payne Field, was instantly kill ed and his companion seriously in jured, when the machine crashed to the earth near Muldon Monday after noon. Authorities at the West Point fly ing school refused to divulge the name of the injured officer. Those who witnessed the accident say the plane was flying r.t an alti tude of about 100 feet when it sud denly dived and came to the ground nose first. Lieut. Owen was dead rhen spoc tators reached the spot where th' machine came down, and his compan ion was unconscious. The injured officer and the body of Lieut. Owe- were taken to Tayne Field. The dead officer's home was ir Lansing, Mich., and the body was shipped there for burial. Victory For Stribling. The recent action of the supreme court in reversiner the case of th State vs. Jim Ward, was appeals from the local circuit court was quite a victory for State Senator W. P. Stribling. who reorescnts th de fendant. Ward was accused of having set fire to a barn on the plantation or Mr. Cary Cocke, and was convicted or evidence which the supreme court considered incompetent. Senator Stribling set up his brief, which was highly complimented by the assisUn attorney-general who handied tli case, the action of the sunremp court means that the negro gets i new trial. Columbian are Officer. Two Columbians have been ap pointed to official positions in the new county of Humphries which war recently established by executive or der following a referendum election. Mr. D. D. Richards, formerly chan eery clerk of Lowndes county, has been named as deputy sheriff of the new county and Mr. Will Richards, another former Columbian, was ap pointed a member of the Board of Supervisors. Belzoni is the county seat. Will Give Recital. On Friday evening, at the resi dence of Mrs. F. R. Simms, a charm ing musical will be given by Miss Anna Baird, assisted by her sister, Miss Clendenin Baird, who will play a violin solo. The pupils of tht Fletcher music method will give open lessons. An interesting feature of the afternoon will be an original com position by the talented youne pianist. Mr. and Mrs. L. II. Shapira left yesterday for their new home, Hele na, Ark. They have made man friends in this city during their stay here the past several years who ex tend to them best wishes. Dr. C. D. Goodwin spent Monday in Jackson, where he attended fhe an nual meeting of the Mississippi Op tometrists. Mr. and Mrs. Perry Ilalbert anr' Mips Halbert, of the Dunbar neifh borhood, visited the city Tuesday. Mr. Albert. J. Rombach returned the first ot the week after spending several days in Paris, TexT x - - iwAiamivimmiI4' - :: h.-r kind to be built nt Snn Frnurtsm, nil expoctutlons. 8h.' nvcrnmnl more There was a uotiiMe iack of vibration DUREN FIXES TIME FOR CONFERENCE SCHEDULE FOR THIRD ROUND ANNOUNCED BY LOCAL PRE SIDING ELDER. Re-v. W. L. Duren, presiding oldci of the Columbus district, North Mi sissippi Conference, announces daU for the third round of ju.irt'jiiy con ferences for the district as follows: Brooksvilkvu Ne,v Bethel, June 15 and 16. Crawford, at Craw 'ltd. Juno li and 16. Mashulaville, at Mashulaville, June 22 and 23. Columbus, Central, at Murrah's Chapel, June 28. Caledonia, at Caledonia, June 2? and 30. Columbus, First Church, June 8') p. m. Cochrane, at Pinola, July 7. Cedar Bluff, at Pearson's Chapel July 13 and 14. West Point, July 14 nnd 15. Sturgis, at Bethel, July 20. Longview, at Steele's Chapel, Juh 20. ' , Starkville, July 2 land 22. Macon circuit, at Ex Prairie, July : 27 and 28. Mayhew, at Lebanon, Aug. 3 and 4 Shuqualak, at Ridgeway, Aug. 10 and 11. CO-OPERATIVE PLAN BENEFITS FARMERS FINE REPORT SUBMITTED BY E. TANNER, AGENT EAST CENTRAL DISTRICT. That Mississippi is not backwar ni faim work is evinced bv the rc ort of J. E. Tanner, demonstration tgent for the East-Central district of the state, which was submitted at i meeting of co-operative demonstra-,' lion farm workers recently held at ; ..ouisville, and which shows that .inc Sept. 1 of last year co-opera-' .ve shipments to the value of $500,-; )()() and co-operative purchase. amounting to $125,000 have been nade by the farmers of this district it a saving to the farmer of $125, 000. Another feature of the mieting wai the launching of a campaign to plant .summer legumes immcdiatcdly and to be prepared for planting large acre ages of wheat and rye in the hands of the farmers, thus saving from 40 .ents to $1 per bushel. Nearly a score of demonstrator? from various points throughout the district attended the meeting, among them having been P. L. Wells, emer gency agent for Lowndes, Clay and Oktibbeha counties. Mrs. P. E. Glenn, of Oklahoma City, Okla., is visiting her daughter, Mrs. W. A. Dealle. Mrs. L. C. Gil bert, of Amory, is also a guest in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dealle. Mrs. D. D. Stephenson and Miss Annie Stephenson left yesterday for a six weeks' visit to Mr. and Mrs. B. G. Hazard in Huntsville, Ala. Mr. and Mrs. Lee Childers returned to Helena, Ark., yesterday morning after a hort visit to Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Stuckey. The Civic League will have the ir last meeting this year on Frida afternoon at 5 o'clock. -. - - ; ILTOnnwirmnnso is h.-re shown In the bay tlu-ro nfti-r her than ton knots without diill.-nttv ,m In the vessel. CROPS REPORTED IN FINE CONDITION IN COMMENTS RAMEY SAYS LAST YEAR'S RECORD WILL BE EXCEEDED. All crops in Mississippi, with the ex ception of oats, are reported by Mr. J. A. Ramey, of Waynesboro, field agent for the government, a? being in the best condition for r.everil years. Mr. Ramey's report on crops June )l follows: j COTTON. ; The condition of the cotton crop of Mississippi on May 25 was the best for .many years 86 per cent of the nor imal compared with fiG per cent one p ear ago, nnd a 10 year average con dition of ?9 per cent. Weather eon- tlitions in February and March were ideal for soil preparation, planting and germination. April was cold and wet, and the stands were impared by frost and packing rains, necessitating much replanting. May was warm with just enough moisture for plant growth and perfect cultivation, mak jnK it possible for a seemingly innd- equate labor supply to take care of the crop. With few exceptions the crop is well cultivated and free of weeds, the soil is in perfect tilth, plants stocky and vermis, squares forming, and but little talk of boll weevils. WHEAT... The wheat crop of Mississippi north of the A. and V. Railrond matured well, and excellent yields are being obtained, which, coupk-d with the the scarcity of flour, will stimulate a greatly increased acreage for next yoc.r. (Suggestion : r.nve your own seed wheat now, or purchase it from a nearby neighbor.) South of said r; !?road wheat rusted baily, greatly reducing the yields of many patches, The condition of the crop on June 1, was 89 per cent of normal compared with 82 per cent one year ago, and a ten year average of RG per cent. The indicated production for this yenr , B30000 hmheh compared , , . , year or the yearly crop of 63,000 bushels for the past ten years. OATS. The dry autumn, labor shortage, and inability to remove other crops from the soil prevented many farm ers fron sowing the desired acreage to oats last fall. Over the northern half of the state a large percentage of the crop was winter killed, much of which was not replanted on ac count of the uncertainty of spring onU. BARLEY AND RYE. Both berley and rye promise pro duction better than last year. The barley crop last year amounted to 208,145 bu., rye 975,000 bu. The indicated production for this year is 235,000,000 bushels. Rye promises 81,000,000 bushels this year against ,1 45,000 bushels last year. . HAY. The acreage under Nay, Clover and Alfalfa is larger than last year with a higher condition for each crop. FRUITS AND VEGETABLES For the United States.the condition of field peas, cabbage, onions and me,ons 18 mucn better than one year ago, while field beans, apples.peaches, pr-ars, and berries show a lower con dition. Fcr M;",!a!ppl tvciy crV JiumeJ, is much better than on June 1, 1917. Read our advertisements. SECRETARY OF SOUTHERN SOCIOLOGICAL CON. GRESS COMING. MAKES TWO TALKS Will Address Both White and Negro Citizens at the Court House. Columbus will at un early date have the privilege ot listening 10 ono o. ttie most celebrated pe ihers who ha.- H'cn heaid here since activities in be nut ol war work were undertaken, Mr. I. K. McCulUieh, generul secretary ol .ne Southern tioviological Congress, with headquarters in Washington, bo .ng scheduled to speak hero next wei'k. Mr. McCulloch will deliver two addresses, speaking to both white and colored citizens. The principal object of Mr. Mc Culloch in coming to Columbus is to arouse local interest in a joint meeting of the Southern Sociology .cal Congress, the Mississippi Divis ,on of the National Council of De fense and the superintendents o ed ucation in different counties through out the Btate which Is to be held at Gulfport July 0, 10 and 11. At this meeting war work of various charac ter will be discussed, and leaders in the movement are doing every thing n their power to secure a large nt L'tidancc. Mr. McCulloch wilt appear undtf the auspices of the 'Lowndes County Speakers' Bureau, of which Mej. B A. Lincoln is chairman. His missior here is an important one, and both white and colored citizens shoub turn out in large numbers to hen him. Little Child Die. Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Beatty have the sympathy of their many friends in (ho death of the nine-months-old son, Joe I'ressley, who died at H o'clocl Monday morning at the family resi- Imce, 1724 Bell avenue. Funeral services were held nt 11 o'clock Tues lay morning, conducted by Rev. T. F Gregory, pastor of Central Methodic hurrh, and remains were tenderly uid to rest it Beershebn cemetery, Randle Join Army- Mr. Joe W. Randle, the well known young son of Mr. and Mrs. J. R Randle, who for some time past has held u most responsible position in the local office of the Southern Rail way, is now at Jackson Barracks near New Orleans, where he recently went to volunteer his services to Uncle Sam. Mr. Stuckey Leave. Many friends of Mr. J. N. Stuckey were at the 5:40 Mobile and Ohio train yesterday to bid him farewell He left for New York to enter his services in Y. M. C. A. work abroad, and expects to sail within a few days. Lest wishes from hundreds of Mis sippians follow him. Mr. F. K. Austin, of McComh City, who formerly resided in this ity, is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. X. Austin, on Main street. Misses Mary Stokes, Bessie Weav er and Tillie Webb leave today tut Chicago where they will pend several xecka at the University. Mr. J. T. Armstrong's many friend regret to learn that he has been ser iously ill the past few days at his home on Main street. Mr. Shelly Steger, who has beet spending the past several weeks here, left yesterday for Norfolk, Va., to return to the navy. Miss Bi'ulah Smith will leave to day for Nashville, where she goes to take special work at Peabody Col lege. trip to Dallas, Texas, last week. Commercial ads are winners. STUBBORN FIGHTING ALL ALONG MONTDIDIER OISE SALIENT. LINE HOLDS TAUT Despite Exceedingly Fierce Onslaught, Enemy Fails to Gain Ground. Paris, June 12. Durirvr Tuesday evening and last night the Germans delivered attacks along the left wing of the Montdidier- Uise battle front, but all were broken up, the French war office an nounced today. (It was on the flank that the French made a two mile gain in their counter assaults yesterday.) The battle continues along the entire front. Fast of Mery and Senlis wood, the French extended their gains, making fresh progress. (Both of these points are on the left flank of the fight ing zone.) The Germans aain at tempted to force the French back on the center, along the line north of the river. In spite of the heavy forces em ployed and the violence of the aspaults, the Germans were completely repulsed. They lost enormous numbers of men. The Germans holding the line of the Matz river made ineffectual efforts to advance from the southern bank, but were repulsed. The attacks were made in mass formation. German prisoners captured were identified as belonging to four different divisions. A tremendous battle is in progress in line of Dommieres, Cutry and south of Ambleny, on the Aisne-Marne battle field. IWO MISSISSIPPIANS MEET DEATlii IN FRANCE The list of casualties among Amer ican soldiers in France made public by Uer. Pershing yesterday contained the names of two Mississippians, Dav id II. Dubbs of Mathi-ti;n, who was killed in action, and J' lin I!. McDer mit, who died from wounds. Mr. J. F. Mayrono, n former Co lumbian, who during the past winter has been engaged in th;.' cotton busi ness in Memphis, is here for a few days. WILL DEDICATE SERVICE FLAG APPROPRIATE SERVICE TO BE HELD SUNDAY AT SCKAEF FER'S CHAPEL. Next Sunday morning a dedication of the service flag for the boys of the prairie section who have gone to war will be held at Sohaeffers chapel. The public is cordially in vited to attend the exercises. The program follows; Prayer, J. A. Wat son; 'Liberty, Mias Sarah Hardy; "Patriotism," Miss Louise Evans; Five boys bearing service flag, Ervin Chandler, Perry Godfrey, Bailey Looney, Dudley Watson and Will Evans; Sneech. Hon. J. T. Sturdivant; Solo, "Keep the Home Fire Purn- ing," Mrs. A. E. Herring, Jr.; Sink ing of America and The Star Spangled Banner by audience.