THE DAILY COMMONWEALTH;
Entered at Greenwood Postoffice as Second-Class Matter,
DAILY AND WEEKLY.
By J. L. and S. GILLESPIE.
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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
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;
of previous days at the increased price,—but a
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
furnishings and everything of that nature by pur-j
chasing as little as possible and that of the plain
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
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
We use Miller
Made of genuine
tire stock — not
Miller Red and
Grey Inner Tubes
to these Uniform
We all find it much easier to accomodate Ourselves
to an increase of income than we do to a decrease.
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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
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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 !
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;
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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 ;
be done by exercising economy, by reducing waste
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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. ;
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
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
Lets all go to China, the Hattiesburg American ;
"You can buy a ton of hard coal for 50 j
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.
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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
"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
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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.
As much as we hate the suffix "ism 1
we suppose we shall have to put up
with it when it appears in "Ameri
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
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
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
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.
With an American woman sitting In
the house of commons, the peaceful
penetration of England may be consid
There Is no "flowing bowl" any
more. Even the sugar bowl is ebbing.
True economy is coming back into
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
R E JACKSON
694. 497 WILLIAMSON SEi
As sure as you
are a foot high
you will like this Camel Turkish
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
R. J. REYNOLDS
TURKISH & DOMESTIC? ^
_ CICA.ME TT« %
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-;
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,
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)
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
Kee-Williams Motor Car Co.
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.
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
enlarging their South American trade j
at our expense. The latest available
showed anything but a loss, 1
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.
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.' "
future. Most of the money hel*e
j tofore expended on road-building
simply bee n wasted.
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3 he people ot Mississippi want
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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.
The existing high cost of living
j will continue as long as W (* pel -
sist in staying in the non-produc
n g column,
Greenwood is the best city in
the Delta, and the Delta is the
best section of Mississippi.
We have two of the best cook9
The YaZOO-MisS. LeVee
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,
March 9, and affirmed the
The board then took cognizance of
the lesser officials, or heads of de
& Fitz Gerald
were named attorneys for the board;
Major T. («.
assistant chief; C. S. Longino was
named paymaster vice Jas.
hew; F. H. Cannon of Monticello, was
selected bookkeeper to succeed E. V.
After disposing of other minor
tin* board recessed to meet
with W. L.
next Tuesday, March 16, for
a prolonged discussion of affairs con
i nected with the board and the «lispo
, . . . . ".
i sition ot business coming before it.
l _ The ciarksdalian.
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
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.
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 .
Let production be your slogan,
and the high cost of living will
soon be a matter of history.
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