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THE DAILY COMMONWEALTH;
I ! -I Entered at Greenwood Postoffice as Second-Class Matter, ~~~ DAILY AND WEEKLY. By J. L. and S. GILLESPIE. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SERVICE TELEPHONE NO. 33 OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF LEFLORE COUNTY. SUBSCRIPTION RATES. 86.00 a Year 50 Cents a Month. ' Market St. COMMONWEALTH BUILDING, 205-207 W. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for republication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper and also the local news publications herein, dispatches herein are also reserved. All rights of republication ol special NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC. Any erroneous reflection upon the character, standing or corporation which j reputation of any person, firm in the columns of The Commonwealth will be or may appear gladly corrected upon its being brought to the attention Thinking people, men of great affairs in the nation, have been trying to arrest the reckless of the publishers. SAVE AND HAVE" extravagance of spending that has been going on all over the country ; but the note of alarm seems j to pass unheeded by. Men and women,especially continue to buy—not the usual garment better and more expensive article until there j seems to be no limit. We are a nation gone mad! Let ns for a time continuous babble about profiteering; women, of previous days at the increased price,—but a cease this whether the manufacturer is extracting an un just profit or the wholesaler and retailer charg ing too much ; whether labor conditions or an der production is accountable for high prices oi whether it is, as more likely, a combination of all of these things the undeniable fact remains "ev erything is high" and the part of the purchaser is to save himself as far as possible from the times. This can best be done in the matter of clothing . ' un furnishings and everything of that nature by pur-j chasing as little as possible and that of the plain substantial sort. The times are abnormal and we must adjust ourselves to conditions. We can not agree with j the tired looking shop woman who exclaimed ; "And the worst of it is they tell us that conditions will be no better in our life time; that prices are! I don't see I to continue to go higher and higher, what we are to do; we can't escape rent and food."; Instead, a change is inevitable; when the pendu- 1 to the extreme of the arc the re-1 lum has swung turn is sure to follow and the economic pendulum | sometimes swings back with surprising velocity. Backed By Proof not Claims * I ■f ILLER TIRES are used because of their actual performance, under the hardest usage and most severe conditions. Not in a few cases, but everywhere Millers have proved themselves uniform long distance Under the same conditions every one wears All outrun standard mileage guarantees. Why Our Business Grew so Big One satisfied car owner tells another — That's how our business grew. Let us show you the mileage Millers giving their users right in this city. Talk to these users yourself. Then you will be convinced. Come in and get the proof. Drive up, or call up today . 711 TIRE & ACCESSORY CO Disii iributors. M runners, the same. are t, •9 4 y. 'A We use Miller Repair Material«. Made of genuine tire stock — not shoddy. 7/t Miller Red and Grey Inner Tubes are Team-Mates to these Uniform Mileage Geared-to the-Road Tires. f (6 m ÏPTlüijffi t \ muter GEARED-TO-THE-ROAD. &*■ m r" * - , ■ ■-< •:\à We all find it much easier to accomodate Ourselves to an increase of income than we do to a decrease. mi ,» , j. _ 1 - -_mi The family that is not spending more on living now-a-days than ever before is the exception. You ; may say "Of course, they have to, if they live at j all." But if, they do not receive more to spend, ! they certainly could not spend more. j . -r, , , , , A recent Federal Reserve Ban« report states ; that the public seems indifferent to high prices or seems to take the increase as a matter of course; and further declares that reckless buying acts I directly to postpone the return of lower prices." ! We need not blame the shop keeper that he makes ! I ail attractive display of the new spring silks at six dollars a } ard and satiny velvets at from ten ; to twelve a yard, elegant embroidered under-gar- ! ments and night wear of filmiest crepe de chine; . , . ! that haberdashers advertise made to order shirts Qt * crepe ( l e chene for men at twenty or twenty- j five dollars ; merchants seek to please their CUS- j ! turners, therein lies success. It is a time necessitating the greatest prud -1 ence, not alone in working and earning through j this time of prosperity but in laying by, in good curities and investments. In most cases this can ; 1 sec be done by exercising economy, by reducing waste J ° . and by avoiding extl<l\agant buying. i It is the patriotic duty of every woman to rec ognize her part in averting as long as possible, the inevitable depression predicted by national econ omists and in lessening that depression when it d oes come by seeing to it that her household has a nes t egg laid away as security against suffer-! jpg. jf we are conscientiously obeying all of the alarms; otherwise we may not, for the Light shed j man dates ot thrift, we may affect to sneer at by the great Lamp of Lxperience would îeveal j Gm w fto is willing to read the signs that chan-; gec j conditions threaten the near future. ; O A preacher, raising his eyes from his desk in the midst of his sermon, was paralyzed with a mazement to see his rude offspring in the gallery pelting the hearers in the pews with horsechest nuts. But while the good man was preparing a frown of reproof, the young hopeful cried out; "Von tend to your preaching daddy; I'll keep'em awake."—London Tid-Bits. -O If the big four do enter the race for the Senate in 1922 > look out for the w ° o1 to fl V- What these j gentlemen can tell the "deer people" on each ot her will be \\ oi th listening to if yon aie not part icular about the company you keep. Winston County Journal. I Lets all go to China, the Hattiesburg American ; "You can buy a ton of hard coal for 50 j -O I 1 cents and a bushel of wheat for 30 cents, and fresh for 25 cents a dozen, in West China. Sure— all you got to do is go there and get them. says : | e gV> s D NOT AN ARMENIAN NEED. The mandate most strongly urged the United States, that for Ar menIa oppo8ed by former An , ba „ »ador Gerard. He says that one very practical form of government aid would be to open a route from the B,ack / ea , aud to seud in over this route food and clothing to meet the Beeds of the QMr future Bm [he wort of Insuring safe communication might be dune by a force of marines, who could be withdrawn after a short time. In his view, what Armenia requires is formal recognition by the great powers as an independent nation, per mission to form an army of her own of about 30.ooo men and such other assistance in the way of credit as may b * su|>l " i< " 1 from I,rlïate source3 ' " The Armenians do not want to be nursed," Mr Gerard wrote the senate The very fact that they do not want to be nursed is an excellent guarantee of I creditable national achievement in the future. 1 "Nursing" only impairs the sense of responsibility and inculcates H feeling that whatever the difficulties they involve themselves in, they have un, y to cal1 on someone else to ex tricate them, says St. Louis Post-Dis . „ .. . patch. If the Armenians, after centu i ries of racial existence, cannot work j out their own saiyation, now that they ; are freed from oppression and given j tbeir chance ander the normal support j of the world, when will they be able ; to assume a self-respecting position? j The stories that come from the near j Fast rather relieve the Turks from luuch odium - We have heard much of heariug that when the Greeks Bul _ garians, Armenians, and other com ponents of the former Turkish empire ; « et a chance they rival the Turks in i the atrocities they commit, says Balti- j more American. The Turks made mas sacres to preserve a show of peace In the empire, while the other coun tries, as soon as they got a chance, paid off all old scores upon their neigh bors. Just now the stories of Greek atrocities are most in evidence. w As much as we hate the suffix "ism 1 we suppose we shall have to put up with it when it appears in "Ameri canism.' We experimented with Americanery, Amerècannery, Ameri- | : canistry aud Americanatry and none ! of them suited. But in accepting this, j remarks Houston Post, we want it un derstood that we shall insist upon the can following all the rest of the Isms. They say that the French soldiers I are hating the horde of Frenchmen ; who got rich out of a Avar to save the j country's existence. Why should the men who offered their lives devote the rest of their years to paying the profiteers who robbed the nation in the day of its peril? The former German emperor, ac cording to a correspondent, wanted to be the world peacemaker and there fore he refused to stop the war when he had a chance to do It. There Is something humorous concealed in that, but we leave you to figure it out in your own way. That scheme launched by the As sociated Dress Industries of America to change the style of women's dress es every month is a step toward com mon sense, as then only a few people will know what the fashions are and the others won't care. Farmers are skilled, not in one thing, but in many things. Those who are eloquent about skilled labor and what it has produced, should not overlook the work of the skilled farmers who have produced and are still producing what labor is eating. It Is said the French government may charge an admission fee to tour ists who want to visit the battle grounds. This will arouse envy in the thrifty Huns that they have no sim ilar scenes of devastation to capital ize. In the excitement over the coal situation, the old discussions about the discovery of the north pole have been almost abandoned, be some fine climatic training for fu ture expeditions. There may It is to be hoped the advocates of the Puritan laws will not revive those other penal regulations providing that red-hot irons be thrust through the tongues of those protesting against them. What is needed in this country Is to ; get the mind of the average man think- j Ing of common sense principles of gov ernment, business and morality a lit tle more and about whisky a little less. i With an American woman sitting In the house of commons, the peaceful penetration of England may be consid ered begun. There Is no "flowing bowl" any more. Even the sugar bowl is ebbing. True economy is coming back into fashion. •o STOMACH ILLS lermanently disappear after drinking the celebrated Shivar Mineral Water Positively guaranteed by money-back offer. Tastes fine; costs a trifle Delivered in your home by your drug gist or grocer. Greenwood Grocery Co O R E JACKSON INTERIOR DECORATING Haaglag 694. 497 WILLIAMSON SEi ■i . ; 2§Egj£--^ 16, 1920. As sure as you are a foot high you will like this Camel Turkish and Domestic blend! « o Came/» are mold everywhere in scientifically »mated package» of 30 cigarettea; or ton pack ages ( 300 cigarottoa) tn a gteaa mepaper-corered carton. We strongly recommend thia carton for the home or supply or when you traeeL Y OU never got such cigarette contentment as Camels hand Camels quality and expert blend of choice Turkish and choice Domestic Tobaccos make this goodness possible —and make you prefer this Camel blend to either kmd of tobacco smoked straight! Camels mellow-mildness is a revelation! Smoke them with freedom without tiring your taste ! They leave no unpleasant ciga retty aftertaste nor unpleasant cigaretty odor ! Give Camels every test—then compare them puff-for-puff with any cigarette in the world I you. R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO. Winston-Sal« m. a I.-*-Ci, rCt <» il'-S 4 [f-èj IB r*. m n t m r it / «V 3 » TURKISH & DOMESTIC? ^ BLEND _ CICA.ME TT« % j ! j j GREAT STRUGGLE SAID TO BE ON Between The United States And Great Britain For The Markets Of BUENOS AIRES, March 15—Some British interests here have undertak en a publicity campaign in what has been referred to as "the great strug gle" between the United States and Great Britain for the markets of South America. "Special telegrams" from London purporting to show that the United States is losing her South American markets, or otherwise dis- paraging the United States, have been gratuitously distributed by a British Advertising agency and have been widely published in Argentine news-; South America. Associated Press papers. One of the telegrams was a criti cism of Herbert Hoover for saying that the European countries should "work more and ask less of the Un ited States." The telegram" made a comparison between the losses sus-; tained by the European allies in the war, particularly the British domin ions as compared with those of the United States and pointed out that the losses of the European countries had reduced their productive capacity, not whereas the United States had suffered at all economically. Another of these "special tele grams" quoted the President of the British Board of Trade in London say "I believe that the United States) mg: is gradually losing the markets gain-jj ed when Germany was wiped off the seas and while Britain was fighting in the war. Britain is not only re gaining, but is enlai'ging her markets in South America and the Orient. We are replacing Germany in Latin American and supplanting the United States in war markets." The truth of this statement as far it concerned Argentina was immed iately challenged by the River Plate as ANNOUNCEMENT ; j i Kee-Williams Motor Car Co. GREENWOOD, MISSISSIPPI W. T. WILLIAMS, President J. JL KEE, Secretary-Manager We Take pleasure in announcing that we have placed the Agency for the STANDARD 8 AND DAVIS CARS They will carry all models and a complete line of parts for these Kee-Williams Co. have good financial back with the above concern. cars and will make service a special feature, ing, and will be one of the city's biggest and best before long. SEE THE STANDARD 8 AND DAVIS BEFORE YOU BUY GREAT SOUTHERN MOTOR CORP. MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE PAUL McDONNEL, Vice-Pres. W. E. BARRSE, Mgr. HARRY DARNELL, Pres, j American ,a weekly commercial mag ! azine, which has published an inter-; j view from Dr. Julius Klein, United j j States Commercial attache. "Frankly," said Dr. Klien, to know in what lines the British are Id like ii enlarging their South American trade j at our expense. The latest available showed anything but a loss, 1 figures so far as our business in these mar kets is concerned. Perhaps the pres ident of the Board of Trade is referr ing to prospects for 1920, foi* which, however, no figures are as yet avail ' able ' 80 far as 1 know ' j "Speaking in the light of the latest i statistics that we have in hand sta ; Misties which showed that se ^* n £' to Argentina approximately one-third ol all the goods she buys j abroad—and from personal observa - tion since then, there has been no in dication of losses to American trade. ; we were I have no doubt that we are going to meet with good strong competition from the British, but the inclination of the American exporter seems to be to say, 'come on; we're ready for it.' " o— ■ future. Most of the money hel*e j tofore expended on road-building simply bee n wasted. ... . . - i 3 he people ot Mississippi want 1 1 i improved public highways, but l they are going to be more par ticular about the class of mater I ial used in road construction in | Let's all join in boosting the j proposition for more production of everything except bolshevism. o The existing high cost of living j will continue as long as W (* pel - sist in staying in the non-produc n g column, _ j \ | j Greenwood is the best city in the Delta, and the Delta is the best section of Mississippi. j We have two of the best cook9 n Greenwood. Kandy Kitchen. The YaZOO-MisS. LeVee j Board Elects Officers The newly appointed board of corn j missioners of the \ azoo-Mississippi ^ elta Lt ' vee niet 1,1 theIr f,rst st * ssl °" 1 I uesday, cut and dried program which had been announced, including the naming of !.. C. Franklin of Clarksdale, pres ident, and J. M. Anderson of Tunica, as secretary-treasurer. March 9, and affirmed the The board then took cognizance of the lesser officials, or heads of de Maynard & Fitz Gerald partments. were named attorneys for the board; Major T. («. chief engineer assistant chief; C. S. Longino was named paymaster vice Jas. hew; F. H. Cannon of Monticello, was selected bookkeeper to succeed E. V. Ashley. » After disposing of other minor tin* board recessed to meet 1 )abney with W. L. selected Head as was May T. matters next Tuesday, March 16, for a prolonged discussion of affairs con again i nected with the board and the «lispo , . . . . ". i sition ot business coming before it. l _ The ciarksdalian. -O Mr. Robinson of Farrell, spent Sun day in Greenwood the guest of his sister, Mrs. Harold on Walthall street. Mr. Harris Gray was in the city on business from his plantation home in Beat 4. The I. O. O. F. will hold their regu lar meeting tonight (Tuesday) at the Odd Fellows Hall at 8 o'clock. All members are requested to be present. W. M. PETEET, Sec'y. o THRIFT WEEK MARCH 22-27. Postmaster Edna M. Smith, of Si don, reejuests us to State that March 22-27 is Thrift Week and all teachers ire urged to establish tin habit of saving, which means so much to their children. ( an(1 parents . o Let production be your slogan, and the high cost of living will soon be a matter of history.