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JL Urn JLi i a7 COLUMBUS 0 SPATCH The Columbu.4 Centennial Oct. 17 to 22 All the News , That's Fit to Trint FORTY-SECOND YEAR. COLUMBUS, MISSISSIPPI, WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 1921. PRICE, FIVE CENTS, SUICIDE ATTEMPT BY YOUNG GIRL MISS EVA GREEN SENDS A BULLET CRASHING INTO HER ABDOMEN MAY PROVE FATAI Reprimand by Parents Caused Unfortunate Affair, Report. Occurred Early Monday Morning. Miss Eva Green, the fourteen-year- old daughter of Mr. and. Mrs. Tracy Green, attempted to take her own life, Monday morning, by sending a bullet crashing into her abdomen. The young girl had been repri manded by her parents the night be fore, and on Monday morning one of her brothers commenced to taunt her about it. Being depressed, and brood ing over the incident, she took a re volver from the mantle piece and put ting it to her body fired a 'bullet, into her right side. The bullet pierced the intestines, and the young girl is in a precarious con dition, but yesterday there was some hope entertained for her recovery. It seems that Miss Green had gone to church with a number of her girl friends on Sunday night, and had not returned home as early as her mother thought she should have returned, and she was reprimanded for it. She evi dently brooded over the reprimand through the night, and when one of her brothers innocently taunted her about it cn Monday morning she was overwhelmed with the feeling of re sentment and resorted to the rash at tempt to take her own life. Physicians vicre hurriedly sum moned, and everything possible was done to save the young girl's life. The young girl was carried to the McKinley Sanatorium where she is under the watchful care of a physic ian. ?t "'was .'Uid.ytj!rday-, that .seventy-two hours would be required before the exact status of her wounds would be determined. ; The Green home is on Bell Avenue. A LITTLE GIRL AND AN IDEA When Miss Kate K. Sw Im.tord. a resident of Ptcu'Vy's BTuii. Y;., was sixteen years old. she Iccanrt: possessed with an idea that lathers were not receiving a &g.;t;.rc deal. And so thoroughly did she believe h it that she went alone to the Governor of Virginia and laid her pica before him. I fc accepted it an J set aside the second Sunday in une to br celebrated as Father's Day. Since then several State of the Union' have taken the matter' up, and it bids fair to become a national event, all because of a little girl who stuck to he.' Men. BUSINESS MEN'S SCHOLARSHIP Each year the business men of Co lumbus offer two scholarships of 250 each, to send two deserving girls to college their last year. So far. ten girls have been made happy through these donations 'during the past five years. METHODISTS IN DRIYEFOR FUNDS Launch Drive for Educational Fund on Mav 29. Prof. B. G. Hull Director. Know Your Own City, Do You Know That? By V. B. 1MES IYof. B. G. Hull has been named financial director for the First Methodist church in the campaign to raise the church's quota in the Christ ian Educational Movement. The dfive will be formally launch- ed on Sunday morning, May 29, and it will last for one week. The rujota for the Columbus First' I'm Dunn. church is $11,400, and team.? will be j - put in the field to raise this amount j YOU TELL 'EM CLOTHES; Em which will be this church's portion of on the line. the fund to be raised by the entire j 1 - church for educational punwses. j Commencement in the high school Full committee and team nppoin , begins Sunday. Boost your home town. Boost the Jackson Highway. Tho city league opens Tuesday. The Barrow School closes totnor rwo. YOU TELL 'KM BUADSTREKT; College Purchases Half Block of Land Immediately West of Campus Newly-Acquired Property Faces on College Street. Purchase Price Was $25,250.00. This is Additional to City's Gift. ments for the drive here will be an nounced in the Sunday is:;ue of the Dispatch. TOURIST PLANS AT RUSSELLVILLE Alabama Town Getting Publicity To Benefit From Jackson Highway. Start Work On New , "Ole Miss" Buildings Universjty, Miss., May 16. The first ground was broken today in the construction of the new dining hall for girls, the annex to Ricks Hall for girls and the three new dormitories for boys. Since the state bond improvement commission let the cUitract last week for the five buildings on which the work began today the commission has decided to add another dormitory for boys, and the contract for that is ex pected to be let in the near future. The contractors have a limit of eight months in which to complete the five buildings, but the vork will be rushed til order to have the building ready to be occupied early in the session next fall. Some difficulty is being encoua tered this year in raising the neces- of Commerce are directed sary $500. Some subscribers - have found it necessary to drop out. Sub stitutions must be made. The dona tions run from five dollars Vpi f Let everyone who can give a help ing hand send a liberal check to The Dispatch, The Columbus Commercial, or to Prof. L. G. Painter. Subscrip tions should be in by the last of the present week 4 , city;schools . commencement Russellville, Ala., May 7. Comple tion of the Jaskson highway from Nashville to New Orleans, a surfaced road all the way, with the exception of a few small gaps, has started a tide of tourist travel along this line and Russellville is preparing to profit by it. The major energies of the Civic League and the Russellville Chamber towards 170 yoLUg ladies are in the college graduating class this year. 14 Columbus tills are in the M. S. C. W. graduating class this year. The Rotary Club weekly luncheon will be at the Woman's Club today. Today is the BJSth day of the year. The sun rises at 4:41 and sets at 7:10. Watch for your plume number in the Dispatch ad:;. It is good for two movie tickets. The season of say it with pop bot tles is coming, with the opening of the'eity league. Eighty college girls will bj boosting President Fant, of the Mississippi State College for Women, in an interview with a Dispatch reporter yesterday, gave notice of the pur chase by the State of the East Half of Block included in which are the eld Monroe Castle, the vacant lot adjoining, the residences of Mr. Walter E. Lawrence and Mrs. Vaughn, and an apartment house owned by Mr. S. Levenson. In commenting on the consummation of the deal, President Fant said : "The Secretary of the State Bond and Improvement Commission was authorized to purchase the property at . a figure not to exceed $25,250.00. The owners of the several properties, having agreed to accept prices aggregating that amount, the deal may now be con sidered closed; the vendors, of course, to furnish good conveyance with abstract of title. The amount paid for the several units of prop city is as follows : " For the old Monroe Castle and lot adjoining, owned by Mr. W, N. Puekett, the sum of $7,500; for Mr. Walter E. Lawrence's home, $3,000; for the Vaughn property, $1,000; for tht property owned by Mr. Levinson, $4,750. "The college is gratified with this further extension of its cam pus, and consideres the new property very valuable for purposes of present and future expansion." The half block which the college purchased is in addition to the five city blocks donated by the city of Columbus early this year. With this additional land it is very probable that the State Bond Improvement Commission will arrange to expend more money fir improvements at the college here than was originally planned. FIRST BAPTIST CALLS A PASTOR CALL SENT TO REV. J. I). FRANKS, OF l'INEVILLE, LOUISIANA. is able minister lias Not Yet Signified Intention of Accepting Call. Ls Grad uate of Mississippi College. the improvement and beautifieiitie.i !the cente.inial in eighty counties in of the town, the building of a large ! Mississippi this summer, tourist hotel and "other things that I will benefit both the home folks and Show some attention to the tourists the visitors. Commencement Sermon Will Be De livered Sunday And Graduating -Tuesday. Teachers Resign As Protest to Wage Cut Hattlesburg, Miss., May 16. Fol lowing an announcement Saturday afternoon by the board of school trus tees to the school teachers of IJatties- burg's public schools that, owing to The city schools will come to a formal close on Uext Tuesday when a class W thirty-six young men and women will be graduated. The commencement sermon will be delivered Sunday morning, at 11 o'clock by Rev. G. M. Boyd, pastor of the First Presbyterian church at Tuscaloosa. The graduating exercises will be held on Tuesday ttight and the baccal aureate address will be delivered by Dr. I. W. Cooper, president of Whit worth College at Brookhaven. Class Day will be Monday. The closing at the Barrow Memor ial School will be Thursday with ap propriate exercises. who pass through Columbus. They ! will be big boosters for us. ! The best Uid simplest way to make 'competent, adapf 'bleAvcrsitle men is , , ' . !to train contrui t v.iTo;tivn boys. There is no guess work iowt Uj any more, he cat is out of the, bag! j v K iwnrini, tfm, : vllir ntt... cm a mi.nipvm av i oxiv i. uiuur i ivj THE PUBLIC The fine .showing Columbus and praises a man would rather hear you T 1 ".... 1 . . 41,,. .. . . ' , . . - i roast your enemies than anything becuer mspite of the chilly atmos- j , . i 1 1 1 a , ' else. pnere, aia ieaa aimosi anyone. , vo believe that it meant some real in terest i'a the "OiF development.',' We were mistaken the interest was in the "Barbcue." Well, it is not for us to find ..., nW. v-. Two Columbus girls, Miss Frances ourselves enjoyed the good eating w . , . ,,.,,.. and jolly gathering. It encouraged ! .... . . J 0 II Ivor ti-,11 tii.Vii ttrom inoril nnrlg in us to do more than we really are ,,'. .. , ... . . . , ... . ;tne University of Virgina centennial SHOOT FLIVVER TIRES TO STOP I FLEEING THIEF! NEW U. S. TREASURER FROM THE WEST Police in Nine Mile ChaM for Thief! Forced to Shoot Tire to Stop Him. A "Going to do it," "Going to get it," j "Going to have it," some day. These ideas bind most of us to the present ;day opportunities. obliged to do. You see, we cherished celebration in June. OPEN The police had to resort to the most t modern way of stopping thieves flee ing in motor cars, Monday nij,ht, out on the Military Road nine miles from Columbus. Night Chief Foreman sent bullets crashing into the rear tires of u Ford Runabout in which the man who stole! the car from Mr. C. B. Nel at Stark-j ville, was riding. With all the air gone, and the casings whipped to a frazzle, the thief j finally shut off the gas, which he had been stepping on freely, and fled into the woods. The police gave chase, but to no avail. About ten o'clock Monday night, Chief of Police Major Cook got a call from Starkville from Mr. C. B. Nial.l yi LEASE UNITS stating that a car had been stolen from him, and that the Uhief was headed this way. Night police officers were notified, and just as the clock in the court house Frank White. formT sovcrn.T o' North Dakota anj a coloml wit! (he A. K. F. nhirin- tlie n.ir, 1 the ncwlv appointed Treasurer t (he United bate. He tonui fron Valley Ciiy. N. D. ARE SOLD HOW DID YOU GUESS? Sunday morning the First Baptist church extended a formal call to Rev. J. D. Flanks, of Pineville, La., to the pastorate of the church in this city. The call was telegraphed to Rev. Franks by Mr. H. II. McClanahan, chairman of the board of deacons, but up to last flight no word had been re ceived from him. lie has the call un der consideration and an answer is expected from him before the end of the week. Rev. F ranks is a graduate of Mis sissippi College, and he is regarded as one of the ablest ministers in the State of Louisiana. . He is par.tor of the church at Pineville, La., which h a college town, being the site of tho Baptist College of Ixuisiana. During the three years of Rev. Franks' pastorate at Pineville there have been 400 additions to the church, and the work there has progressed wonderfully. Rev. Franks ranks in the forefront of the Baptist denomination in Louis iana, being a member of the State Board of Missions and is active in all of the work of the church in that State. The First church -here has been without a pastor since the resignation of Rev. R. S. Gavin ra January. It is believed Rev. Franks will ac cept the call for it is known that ho is anxious to return to Mississippi, his native State and the State m which he received I1I3" education. W. I. FINE EXHIBIT MISS. POTTERY, A remarkable evidence of creative, artistic ability is furnished by the ex hibit of pottery on display in Kauf man Brother's window. The exhibit represents the work of students in the Fine Arts Department of M. S. C. W., and the materials are native Missis sippi clays. . .u ()ne the most artistic pieces tTt A total of li t lease units in the ! ' iYhihir wutt nuiil,, rT rha mil t1nv h-ii'lr tower struck one, the Ford came rat-1 OOKt,r i,,.,, Syndicate were sold up ' f thc FrHnk,in 8chooi of thj3 city. tling up the river bridge hill and down !to Salijn nirht l0Upr obuinwl b 1U Alain IO itiarKVl. IHIM.iiyci c.mr,,.,, ... .... 1 IJ 'vilnat .t.,.nn. ; Ml.. rti. viues.Ni's as u me numoer nem. u...,.., ... ... ..n,, i .,,,,..- to The Dispatch office, ranged all !c,aWs fro,n Carrollton. Enid. Iuka, i I Tor nil mlii nnil f Liltv Snr.,iir f the little roadster as he turned the, the way from 75 to 2,1)7), the latter, Jw (Witatel in corner into MarKei sireei. "!'" numner Deing uie guess 01 a rea.ier ,,V(.rv ,i,.ta;t an,i reflects much rre.lit The station is of the foreman and uasiey um.nui. f Thj, isml(.h in Oklahoma. I upon the young women students and car ami gave cnase. ror nine nines ., p,,..t.()I1 a, their instrurtor. ('(dumbians and Mississippians should feel a just pride in the work that h being done at the great State school hail determined to make his get-away some thoughts of "common cause "co-operatia.i" for the sake of "mu- j tual benefit" etc. In our enthusiasm SKKVICE STATION WHJ - .1- 1- - ... 1 KVT MdVDtV we onereu me peoi-.e 01 uiumuu.ii snern for he heean nourinir eas into and our countv the verv "Best" at 1 n Monday morning, May a, tne . . , . , . .. .. the "smallest" cost and on terms anv KrK Service Station will open for, one can afford. And the result? business under the management of .Mr. Really, we hate to "say in .i nub- ! Preston King lie": 2008 t the "Barbecue" and I hmU rn type, he in jr. equipped with all SWAIN SHOWS NEVER GROW OLD. The W. I. Swain Show Company, under the direction of Captain W. I. Swain, will show in Columbus week beginning Monday May 23, which thoufilind doh the fourteenth consecutive year ior this famous metropolitan troupe of entertainers to visit this city. While it has been said shows of similar character are all alike, one .1 1 : I, ,.4 nllpUi,;i ttin 118 "Oil Boosters" secured with the i the latest and most up-to-date inven-j " ,u . V r use of a ton of literature, the aid of i tions. Mr. King stated to a Dis. ; mB p.I.l car. Seem,? that the dm.r the Press and the help of some local ; patch reporter yesterday that he "' u" ". "- . supporters. (would handle tires and accessories, in These are the facts: 118 people ii addition to gas and oil. Mr. Columbus and Lowndes County sub- The rear of tlie lot will be used as a scribed for the staggering total of ' parking station for automobile owners , 174 Units at $10.00 each. Units, I during the day. than in CO days may prove to be worth a few hundreds avid even a! MASONIC CELEBRATION. ' skill at the wheel, and a rare taste for speed. Officer Foreman resorted j 'to the drastic recourse of shooting the . tires of the onrushing machine. Mr. Neal came over yesterday to' 'take his car back to Starkville. j circumstances, ncxi years :fnthusiastic crUic gay8: "Whatever be 10 per cent lower than this every the s and hasinfss men school teacher in Hatt.esburg has je-, thpre are. plenty of signed his or her position, fiom Su-j to kpop theatric8, enter. perintendentF. B. Woodley on down,tainments younj? yer and refused to s.gti up again in this ! &nd w , gwain haa fceen city at the reduced scale .Upending more than a quart. r of t me ncxi move lanen n.f "- '., ,A,.,M, it tn th- Impr rmn TAKE SEVEN DOWN TO THE PENITENTIARY people.' ATTENTION MASONS of trustees was to declare the por tions o fthrse teachers and officials vacant for the next school yaar and to advertise for teachers to replac those who have resigned. Applica-j tions, say the board officials, for! '"e wm oe a .pec... .u,- tion our work h,re nu,rii5 W(. these vacancies must be in the hand. ."J Columbus Lodge No. 5 I 1 Htisfjfd to jus t,)( of the secretary of the board not later an,J A' 4"- ''rsday nig..v at o clocK nme We thank thf(Se ww havp thtfi May 21 and will carry with them 'for the P"1 of n'errinjf the honesty tried t0 work Un1 in h.,n! acceptance of such positions, if elect- Mai-ter 8 dcfrre- AU "m are with us and hope that our -l.ttl..- ed. at a 10 per cent redacts of ur& pd be rrwrrit army of "Boosters" wiU hav-rccasion nrpsert salaries i LINCOLN, W .M. t0 Tejolct mjth us and that very s..n. ' " , . t .v , M. C. YAND1VLK, Sect y. The latest move is to be made by . I the Parent-Teacher Association, led , bv it president, Mrs. R. C. Reid. who! The many friends of Mr. R. T. ....... 1 called a mass meeting for tonipht, Drake will be glad to Jearn that he :s ars each. 1 The Masonic Iodge at Tu,m1o i- As said before, it is not for us planning a bir 1 lebrat ion in h t r'dy to find fault. We simply state the u June 21, m i of the fe".tu'-; s f i facts because of the guessing con- which will be declamation contest j test which We started in order to between voung men and women, ; sound public opinion regarding aiMasims or the fins or daughters of J fair estimate of what the number of Masons. Traveling Sargeant Sam Nunnery, subscriptions should bo. A few 1 A handsome Masonic gold medal Qf the Mississippi State Penitentiary guessed low but ntie reached the willhe awarded ? the winner aid th;w(s jn ciUnibus the past week, bav-; bottom. The large majority ap-' second prize wl! be f " in cash It is . . . . . ., ! ' 1 ing come up to take seven prisoners i parently thought from f00 to M0 a probable that tne Columbns lolge I fair estimate and a good many from mill bo rcprcser.-.-d in the contest. 19 ,he IMt1l''n"r' s ,ollow': 80 Oto 1000. ! ' Have Vaughan, 10 yeari for bigh- We have no further enmm -nt or r- - 'way n-bN ry and 5 years for robbing anv complaint to make and 11 i. ',' 4 1) ()()STIn L.xh's store. cuse to offer. If the loral public, s- j ', TVm'I"TC: : J' "' T,t 5 ni0nth" fr forr'r" pccially local business mil, tre sat- 31U Uj llLKllilo ! Lee Holly, two and a half years., isfied that this is the limit of ro- for making whiskey. Mrs. C. L. Irt- g was the luky rr-' Charlev Carpenter, two yeari, mak- ' lunibus territory. son in the Ad Zoning phone num- ir,g mhiskey. Iwrs in Sundays I'ipath. 1 IIhe Verper, five years, murder. Following are thc Dispatch office : First prijc, three units, Sam Egger; his guess 19.1. Second prize, two units, Mr. A. M. Jordan; cue 231. Third pri.e, one unit, .Mr. J. T. Champneys; kucmh 2.1.". For third prize, Mr. J. T. Chanipney and Mr. C. H. Brown, Jr., tied. and the prize went to Mr. Champ - ney after drawing by lot. Following are the wir.ner nt The Commercial office : First prie, three units, Mr. Tom Pullcn; guess lHfi. Ser.nJ prize, two units, Annie Watt. Artesia; guess 130. Third prize, one unit, Mr. Dan T. (;ton; guess One hundred and eighteen pi . subscribed for the 171 units si',d, hich shows that the units were pur chased in very limited quantities. Th ast majority of .sales was t".: to a rn-rson. Guesses came into Tie Dispatch office in flno. from all our tHe (. o- ar:d from awav as Oklahoma and t'-e 1' here, and the display in Kaufman Brothers' window is a tangible evi dence of the quality and character of 'only t'ne phase of that work. It mere ly goes to show what can be dona with Mississippi clays by Mississippi gills in a Mississippi school. HEALTH SOCIAL. Under the auspices of 'H' Medical Fnspe(tion Unit co-operation with the Red Cross Unit, an iee crenm social will be givui at the Salvation Army Headquarters next Thurs hy after noon at 3 o'clock fur mothers and chil dren. Dr. Hor-ier and Mrs. C. A. Wilkin son hae planned the s vial in order tt. interest the mothers in th? Health campaign. Miss Eva Lambert will tMk t" the assembled molheis upon the -uh'tvt of Nutrition. f HCOND BAPTIST SOCIAL The Mis.-io-erv Ladies of the See- s f..' i.r.I Baptist rh-rch art cmg to have "'- a measuring party on ThurvJay night tion of Mississippi. More thn two at the pastor's hm. The Iai':e will hundred euesses were .'.nitd, arid measured at the door. The; men the tru.-tc faced qu.te a U.-k yt st r- are at l.herty to pay just what they day morning in sorting out and t!a.i- want to. Any amount will be highly 'fying the guesses. aprveiatcL II urs from 7 to 10 o'clock. Yours for Oil in Lowndes cur;ty. Anderson Drilling Co., Henry Hoenke, Trustee. .t Mrs. O. L. Stribblirg. f Waco. when the side of the people and the convalescing rapidly from mjurie teachers will he presented in a.i open isu?tained by a mule kick at .he plant jTexaa, is visiting relative in the city. i"ue forum meet 're to dis.us the situa-ef the Arkay Stave WorVs seevra' 'dividing her time between hr-r mnth r r r-r" r urlr. The numiifr found in the adver- Mattie Camp!" 11 and Frank Wat ti.-emerit of W. '. Iieard. son, making whiskey. Intcrtst in the advertising boosting plan is increasir,' in eve ry issue. i The p.pie ar. l.-king over the aJ- SATURDAY PROGRAM vcrti r mmts a's t -y have m ver W kfd ' AT THE PRINCESS NEW ff re, and wi;. r interest in adver tiserr.ent readir.r is Wing developed. L" k at the a Ivertisemer.U in this Washburn will be at the Pn-cess in Columbus r an.ig t visitor in Co- sent to the little boy who lecer.tly You rrsv fin ! your own tele- the Saturday rr"gram, play rg in lumbus thi wee. He ca'- wn nroke r.is .eg ai 1 '"rn s. -kh i. If voii do. it i. en.i -Burtlar Proof. It s a spl?n!td Pic- from ho:ne in Mjn.ti.r, i-nn.. nn ..t nect-r.. a-, ia.ia Si PEKINTEN DENT II EKE. TOYS WANTED. IYof. H. H. Eilis, the n., .-. tlected The Red Ores requests tr.at toys The celebrate.1 and popular Brya'it supenntendert ef the ity ch.ds ef that still have .some attractiveness K the tion. j clays ag and brother anl t: lam t'-T two irr-v ie ti. kt-t. It jre. See it. yesterday. for sor.'.e time.