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FORTY-FIRST YEAR. ' COLUMBUS. MISSISSirr:. SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1920. VOL. 41. NO. 91. PRICE, FIVE CENTS.
j Skow Your Friendship for trie College To-morrow. Do not Fail to Vote. rf
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Panorama view of Mississippi State College for Women
WHITFIELD WOULD GIVE JONES FARM
TO COUNTY FOR AGGIE HIGH SCHOOL
Big Plant Valued at Nearly $100,000 Would go as Free Gift to
v? v County Together With Live Stock and 110 ,
v . Acres of Land. .' ' ; ' . .
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Hon, II. L. Vyhitfield has offered the
magnificent Jones Farm with its
thousands of dollars worth of improve
ments and over a hundred acres bt
land as a, free gift to Lowndes county
to be used as an Agricultural High
School. r ; ,
Mr. Whitfield V offer is without re
strictions or reservations save the
county levy annually 2 mills for the
mainteanance and support of the in-
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: The plant is valued, at approximate-
Mr. Whitfield stated-to a bispatch
reporter that In addition to the land
totaling approximately 100 acres and
the handsome buildings he would give
a considerable amount of live stock,
farming implements and other acces
sories which would give the schools
splendid start. ,
"I am not urging the matter upon
the county, but I would like to see
Lowndes county have a fine agricul
tural high school such as other coun
ties have, and with the Jones farm
' plant which I am offering the county,
Lowndes would have the finest agricul
tural school in the state, and it would
be far ahead of many of the largest
in the South." said Mr. Whitfield in
discussing his offer to the county.
"The farm was deeded to me py Mr,
Jones and I feci that passing it on to'
seme educational use and purpose I
would only be carrying out Mr. Jones'
original plans. And, now since there
seems to be little likelyhood of the
college accepting the farm for practi
cal educational work in connection
with the college I should like to see
the county take hold of it as an agri
cultural high school."
It is ideally located for an agricul
tural school for the training of boys,
is far enough in the country to have
all of the conditions and facilities
necessary to a practical farm exper
ience and training, and close enough
to Columbus to have the advantages
of a city, and yet be free from the
sinister influence of city life.
The land on which the farm is locat
ed is ideal for experiment purposes;
its soil is characteristic of the soil of
the major portion of the territory
which the school would servce. '
' On the farm. are two of the hand
somest and beat equipped buildings in
the state of Mississippi and in the
South for that matter. They are mod
ern and up-to-date in every respect
and equipped with every known mod
ern convenience, and the very best of
everything to be had in the way of
home equipment.
The buildings were equipped with
the idea of modern and model home
making in connection with the college
and with this end in view a special
representative was sent to New York
and other Eastern centers by Mr.
Jones to personally superintend the
purchase of the necessary modern
equipment
In the establishment and mainten
ance of agricultural high schools both
Federal and State funds are available,
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FIRST MEETING
WOMEN'S LEAGUE
Will be Held at City Hall Thurs
day Afternoon, Beginning t:
,-. at Four o'Clock. .
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As an outgrowth of th' Class in
recently at the Mississippi Mate col
lege for Women there was organized
on last Thursday a local branch of the
League of Women Voters. ; '
-In effecting this organization, the
local league is but keeping step with
similar national and state movements,
one of the main pbjocts of which is
the . fostering of education in
citizenship. - ' '.
The officers otthe local league are
Miss Martha ' Eckford, chairman;
Mrs. William Baldwin,' secretary;
Mrs. Albert Loeb, treasurer. Meet
ings will be held on the second Thurs
day of each month at the City Hall.
All women interested, whether
members or. not, are invited to be
present at the regular meeting, next
Thursday at 4 p. m., when the pra
gram committee will make its report.
New Organization to Meet Thursday.
The first meeting of the League of
Women voters will be held at the City
Hall, next Thursday afternoon, com
mencing at four o'clock. The follow
ing program will be given at that
time: .
The Purpose of the League, Mrs.
William Baldwin.
Report of the First Annual Meeting
of the National Organization, Miss
Peyton. " . ' '
Discussion of the Shepperd-Townor
Bill, Mrs. W. S. Lindamood.
The league is not a woman's party;
it is merely an organization of women
hoping to work with like-minded men
to discover what is best and to make
the best prevail. It is and will con
tinue to be tion-partisan in politics.
It belongs to no faction, and will keep
itself free to second efforts in the
right direction, wherever initiated. It
will work for measures, and not for
machines or men.
AH women who are interested are
cprdially invited to be present. '
MANY LEGAL SALES
SET FOR TOMORROW
Tomorrow will be a busy day at the
court house around about the noon
hour. . .,'
Five legal sales of land and other
property arc scheduled to be held and
advertisements giving publicity, to the
sales have been running for the past
three weeks. . '
Most of the sales are special com
missioners' sales, while others are
trustee sales. They will be held
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skyjine, showing a few of the buijdings. Vote for the elargement of
CITY OFFICIALS
& BOND ELECTION
REGULAR EI-ENNIAL ELEC
TION TO BE HELD TO
MORROW HERE.
VOTE ON B 0 N D S
For, College Land Gift Mayor,
; Aldermen and School Trus
tees Will be Formally
Elected.
The regular bi-ennial municipal
election ' will be held tomorrow ; at
which, ' time the ' nomfafctr f oi' mayor,
cjty council and school trustees will be
formally elected to office. '
They- were nominated in the city
primaries last spring, a nomination
which is tantamount to election.
' ' In addition to voting on the municl
pal officials the people will vote on the
proposition of the city giving the col
lege additional land valued at $52,500.
The land it is proposed to give the
college embraces approximately five
city blocks, 'sufficient space to take
care of the institution's immediate
needs and for a good many years to
come. '
; Options have been secured on the
lands it is proposed to purchase and
the price fixed is regarded as excep
tionally reasonable. About forty
houses are located on the lands and
these will remain the property of the
city to be moved or torn down as the
city sees fit.
The following officials have been
appointed to conduct the election Mon
day and there will be only one voting
precinct, and that at the City Hall:
Judges, Messrs. J. R. Randle, J. A.
Neilson and A. S. Mullins; clerks,
Messrs. F. D. Ellis and E. A. Stanley;
peace officer, Capt. J. A. Hudson. ,
Following is the complete ticket:
, For Mayor A. Y. Glover.
For Councilmcn Ward One G. Y.
Banks.
Ward Two C. C. Richardson.
.' Ward Three H. M. Beard.
Ward Four Claude Neyman.
Ward Five T. W. Harris.
Ward Six John W. Steen.
, For School Trustees W. N. Tuck
ett, R. A. Carson, Parker Reeves, G.
D. Wood.
The proposition submitted at this
election is whether the City of Colum
bus shall levy a special tax of (52,500
or so much thereof as may be neces
sary for the purpose of purchasing
land on which to erect the additional
buildings for the Mississippi State
College for Women and when said land
has been purchased by the city to
make a donation thereof for the use
and benefit of said college.
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ALTAR GUILD BAZAAR.
. The Altar Guild, of St. Paul's
Church, will have their annual Bazaar
Friday afternoon, December 10th, at
atjthree o'clock in the Parish House,
,,Vl or,l ,ill
i WiiVJ fiiviviv im vanJ " tit wv vw
sale. The public is cordially invited.
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Do You Know
That?
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Don't forge to vote Monday.
"The Old Homestead" Wednesday
night.
YOU TELL 'EM VIOLIN, you've I
been strung before.
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' The paving area on cast Main street
is now open to traffic.
Boost Columbus. If a town's worth
living in it's worth boosting.
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Airplanes eamaewry day an aver
age of 2,100 pounds of mail. 1
YOU TELL 'EM, DEAR READER,
you read it in The Dispatch ads. -
The picture show programs for each
day are published in The Dispatch.
Today is. the 340th. day of the year.
The sun rises at 6:59 and sets at 4:42.
December 21 is the shortest day of
the year. Winter begins on that day.
Vote for the land gift for tlia col
lege Monday. And, city officials too.
Judging by the damage done, the
rocks they throw, anyhow, in Ireland
are not sham.
The . Fall of the- year . dosn't help
much since a year can be neither
eaten nor worn.
Judge Kcnnosaw Mountain Landis
may boss baseball, but we'll wager he
don't boss his wife.
They had Nitrht Court at the city
hall the other day. Wc are getting
more citified every day.
Elk's Memorial service at the Prin
cess Theatre this afternoon at o
o'clock. You are invited.
The Chamber of Commerce helped
to tret medical inspection in the
schools of the" city and county.
Among the baseball rules for next
season wc want to suggest one for
bidding players to look under the pil
low. Lowndes county is the first county
in the State to secure U. S. and State
aid for medical inspection in the.
schools. It is pioneer work.
We would give a nice reward to any
rriiJZ JL. it constitutes theft
and the guilty person is a thief, inat a
talking, but it's true.
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The sympathy of a host of friends is
extended to Mrs. Erie Staggers in her
iTTrttfJE
the bedside of her father, Mr. Spark
i man
who was critically iii with
pneumonia. Mr. Sparkman later sue-
th. ,tivnan ami ur KP ,r
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'on Wednesday.
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this splendid institution and for
BIG INTEREST AT
FIRST FORUM MEET
ENTHUSIASTIC SESSION OF
CHAMBER FORUM MEET
ING THURSDAY.
ATTENDANCE LARGE
College Ind Gift Matter Dis
cussed and Flans for Cam
paign for Carrying Elec
tion Outlined.
The first big forum membership
meeting of the Chamber of Commerce
held, Thursday night, at the city hall
was a fine success from every stand
point. ,
The council chamber was comfort
ably filled and much enthusiasm and
interest was manifested in the meet-
ing.
Mr. Frank P. Thillips, chairman of
the forum bureau of the Chamber,
presided and he handled the meeting, the latter the two ministers exchang
with rare skill. At the conclusion of ed assignments with the approval of
the meeting Mr. Phillips received the the Bishop.
unanimous pledge of those present to
support the forum meetings and not
only attend themselves but induce
others to come out and participate in
the open forum discussions.
After'l'resident Lipscomb explained
the purpose of forum meetings Mr.
O. J. Stephens, secretary of the Cham
ber, addressed the gathering briefly,
outlining his policies as executive sec
retary of the Chamber and pledging
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MR. I.OEH TO SPEAK.
Mr. Simon Loeb, acting rabbi of
the Jewish Church in Columbus, will
lecture before the men's Barucu class
of the First Baptist Church this morn
ing at 10 o'clock.
The clats has had up for discussion
under the leadership of Mr. H. L.
Whitfield the division of the Jewish
kingdom, and the captivity of the
Jewish during the days of Babylon,
and Mr,
Loeb was invited to speak
before the class on the subject.
Mr. Loeb is thoroughly conversant
with Jewish history and tradition and
his address this morning will be high
ly interesting.
All men in the city arc extended a
most cordial invitation to hear him.
Miss Katie Standifer, of Gadsden,
Ala., arrived in the city Friday and is
the guest of Mrs. E. L. Malone.
REMEMBER THIS '
If you vote in the elec
jfjon Monday for anyOnc'symPatny t their many frit'nj!i
of the candidates whose
nailieS arC Oil ine llCKd! phis, are expected to arrive m lolum -
1 nnd VOU fail to Vote foribus t(xltty' Th('y wil1 bo guesti t,f
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the COlleffe land prOpOSl -
finn VQU reffister ft VOte
lasainst the college. That!
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a greater M. S. C. W. Vote Monday for the land gift.
NEW MINISTER
PREACHESTODAY
REV. T. H. LIPSCOMB TO
MAKE INITIAL APPEAR
ANCE TODAY.
AT FIRSTMETHODIST
Succeeds Rev. James H. Felts as
Pastor Here Exchanged -Pastorates
With Minister
of Same Name.
Rev. Thomas H. Lipscomb, the pew
pastor of the First Methodist Church
in this, city, makes Ma initial apear-
ance i before ; th local congregation.
this- morning at 11 o'clock. ,
Rev. Lipscomb was assigned to the
pastorate of the First Church at Ox
ford by the North Mississippi Con
ference and Rev. Lee Lipscomb was
sent to the church in this city, but
by agreement and at the request of
The public is extended a most cor
dial invitation to hear Rev. Lipscomb
this morning and at the night ser
vice. A native Columbian, Rev, Lipscomb,
is being most cordially welcomed to
this city. He has been Bway from the !
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10 nis career, wnicn nas oeen a nm
liunt one, may not be amiss. lie is a
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u.mne. i i,.. w. h ""M,.nns am St. Louis on a transit times
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BROTHERS BREAK
LEGS IN ACCIDENT!
t was his recital of the situation de-
Little Shull Hoys Meet With Bad and veloped by the United States engi
L'nuHual Accident Thursday. neers report on the practicability of
, plating six locks and 'dams in the
Masters Louis and Fred Shull, BonajTcmbigbce river between Demopolis.
of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Shull met with' Al-&nd rnbus. Miss., '.which
, , ., , , i would open billions of feet of hard-
a bad accident Thursday afternoon,! anJ lob,oJ ine fof ,oita.
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uiuiviii ick.
The boys were climbing upon' a lum-!
bcr truck at their home on the High
lands and as they caught a piece of
heavy oak timber on the truck it roll-
ed off and the boys were caught under! til assuml of sufficient freight to
it. j warrant the expenditure. An effort,
Louis sustained two breaks to thej every indication of success, is
left leg below the knee and Fred's cng madu to credit the freight car
right leg was badly crushed and brok-!riuj between Columbus and New Or
cn below the knee also. Dr. J. W.!joan3 am Mobile ta that rotate as a
Lipscomb and Dr. W. C- Brewer at-jwhoj0 When this is done, the way
tended the little fellows and they arewju cleared to start work on the
getting along as well as could be cx-jjjj, an,j tiams,
pected under the circumstances. j q0 jayo n.viewed the water traf-
The little fellows have the' sincere. fic situation in detail. He then de
Mr. and Mrs. Grady lines, of Mem-
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;rmes' formerly was employed in the,
local postoffice, but he now holds the!R nionopoly o watcP traffic," he said,
position of superiMtendent of one of aml eVfry tncouraBernet is extend
the big plants of the Broadway Coal I e(, private cnterprisCt Soverai larKe
& ice Company in Memphis. jconccrriS now have their own barja
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REVIVES INTEREST
IN RIVER PROJECT
COL. JOHN P. MAYO TELLS
N. O. CLUB OF ADVAN
TAGES TO BE HAD.
ON TIIETOMBIGBEE
Tells of Government Engineers
Survey for Locks and Dams
Between Columbus and
and. Demopolis.
That the improvement of the Tom
bigbee river between Columbus and
Demopolis, Alabama, h not a dead is
sue is evidenced by the fact "that it
was a lively subject of discussion be
fore the Lumbermen's Club in New
Orleans the past week, the discussion
having been inspired and led by Col.
John P. Mayo, a former Columbian
and now connected with the govern
ment waterways system in New Or
leans. The following item clipped from the
New Orleans Daily States will be
read with interest here;
"With 38 barges in service, 31 of
them of 2000 tons capacity, five big
tow boats in operation and another
about to return to service and five
more boats of 1800 horse power each
contracted for, Col. John P. Mayo of
Service ex
pects to see a semi-weekly tow of
5000 tons of freight between New Or-
; averaging 12 days.
j This was one -of the chief points he
placed before the Lumbermen's Club
in ii t;i1!f nt thp urnL1v lurii'Vipnn Tiips-
lay.
Of interest to the lumbermen
tlon ami marking mrougn ew or-
i pans.
Work U Approved.
,Thc engineers have approved this
work as wholly practicable but are
holding up final recommendation un-
scribed the immediate and prospective
I status of the equipment. He indicat-
ej tnat persistence, in the present etc-
; vt.l0pment of the waterway traffic wa.4
the only remedy for congestion on tho
..Tho P0Vurnmcnt not care for
and power boats in commission and
.others are considering this type of
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