BETTER HOMES WEEK
April 26 to May 1, has been designated “Better Homes
Week” by Mayor Ed Howell in cooperation with the Mississ
ippi Federation of Womens Clubs.
The work of the federated women’s clubs along this line
fen praise worthy and should have the full cooperation of the
Every day of every week should be better homes week.
The home is the backbone of American life and ideals All of
the problems of our present day life can be solved success
fully only by going back to the fundamental foundation of
our lives... .the home.
‘Tis said that if we train youth in the way it should go
it will never depart from it. In those words we have the
answer to the problems of our youth... .good training at
The home is the foundation in molding the character and
ideals of the young people. It is the sanctuary and resting
place of the old. It represents the culmination of all our
aspiration and dreams....
What we need more than anything else in this world is
more real homes....
PROBLEMS OF YOUTH
“We discover a hostile world,” wrote a high school
graduate to Walter Scott Meriwether, editor of the Mississ
ippi Sun, “seek employment, but all that faces us is a barrier.
What is the trouble?”
Mr. Meriwether answered: “Your education has fitted
you only for the white-collar jobs, already overcrowded....
industry is calling for skilled workmen and mechanics....
the supply does not equal the demand if you don't have as good
clothes as the other boys and girls don’t be discouraged....
many a white vest has nothing inside it but an unpaid laundry
bill....like it or not, the Age of Power is bound to become
an age in which ultimate power, social as well as physical,
will lie in the hands of the engineer and technician....
grease on the hands and oil on one’s clothes are becoming the
highest decoration of honor.”
Here in the wise words of Mississippi’s oldest editor we
have the main trouble with youth today. It is fretful, impati
ent, eager and ambitious_just as the youth of every age
... .But the youth of today has been brought up in homes of
luxury and ease that other ages have not known because of
its lack of development....
But the 20th Century youth considers as necessities
what his father would have considered luxury. His standard
of living has been raised considerably. He has become soft
ened. Thus, when faced with a proposition of making his
career in the world we find a youth unprepared to cope with
the hardships of life....not overly-anxious to face the starv
ation period which must be faced.... a youth, in short, in
tune with his times_he wants success and he wants it
The youth of today is prone to look on laboring jobs with
disfavor... .thinking in terms of the day that only a white
collar job or professional job is good enough for a man of
education... .such a fallacy! It reminds us of the time we
heard a man say a hospital bill is what a white shirt spends
the rest of his life paying for—while a working man gets it
We say to the Youth of our day: If you would succeed
in this world—work and study. Learn as much as you can in
books and then get out and try to learn what makes the wheels
go round. You’ll find it interesting.
THE SOUTH AS A FRONTIER
“The covered wagons are coming back,” said John
Temple Graves of the Birmington Age-Herald and one of the
South’s most noted writers, tk> tllie .State Chemurgic
Meeting at Jackson tins week..
“They are coming South to the nation’s last economic
frontier a pioneer has crossed. In an the other frontier cross
ings the pioneers have come from afar off. They have come
into a spiritually and socially barren land. They have had
to build Their civilization after they had earned their bread
and meat, and the civilization they have built has been
harsh at first with the smell of that meat, coarse at
first with the crust of that bread. But in the
South today the pioneers find a civilization already on the
, spot. A civilization distinguished by certain brave gentilities
of spirit, a way of life, a tradition of gracious and graceful
living. A civilization distinguished too by an awful poverty
of body that threatens the gentility of soul, a poverty of
system, of soil, of science, of men, a poverty that breeds all
manner of hates, spites , bigotries, persecutions, maladjust
ments and misfits.”
And the same poverty of mind and of spirit is going to
continue to prevail in every cross-road, every community,
town and city in our state until Mississippians learn to
appreciate the opportunities they have at home... .until
they are educated to the fact that Mississippi made products
are unexcelled in the world.... and call for them when they
go to buy.
The two words “self-sufficient” denote more, we venture
to say, than any other two words in the English language.
What a great and profitable and pleasant.' life this would he
if we could all be self-sufficient as a city and as a state!
There is no tyranny like sacrificing one’s intellectual
independence for tinsel or trappings.
A young man with a good job and bright future fell for
a political appointment that promised much prestige.
Tn his new’ place he has become a little yes-man for both
the higher-ups and the lower-downs.
He has sacrificed for political preference and when T last
saw’ him his inner light had a feeble glow.
He looked like a hen-pecked husband who married a rich
widow and was haunted by had dreams. The Highest .Salary j
One Ever Draws Is His Intellectual Independence.
—Clayton Rand. ''
JONHSOM mmd RlBRCB
^ WASHINGTON, D. C.—Repub
licans are casting longing glances
in the direction of a new white
hope — Thomas E. Dewey, special
assistant district attorney of New
York City, who has just capped his
brilliant career as a racket-hunter
by convicting still another notor
ious group of racketeers which was
bleeding Manhattan businessmen
of several millions yearly.
l A 19*0
V Dewey, only 36 yean old, looms
as a star to which the national
G. O. P. might well hitch its wagon.
His admirers compare his swift
climb to that of Charles Evans
Hughes, which also began with
prosecution of wrong-doers, and
was accompanied by the sort of
' publicity the young prosecutor is
now receiving. Dewey is now being
K-oomed for the 1938 gubernator- ,
I nomination, and should he make
the grade—as a later presidential,
Kissibility. Until then, forthcom- *
g prosecutions of rackets in other
Industries will keep the young
aspirant in the limelight. •
) Senator E. D. “Cotton Ed**
Smith, of South Carolina, believes
Supreme Court Justices should be
retired at 76 or 80—and not 70,
as the President proposed. The
Senator, whose 72 years weigh
lightly on his shoulders, likes to
play leap frog with his friends,
and was so engaged when we called
on him. He finds that kind of exer
cise ideal for Congressional spring!
f Ci&e friends of Fath-sr Coughlin
are saying that he is through with
such organizations as his short
lived National Union for Social
Justice. The reason seems to be his
discovery that some local treasur
ers, who handled large sums dur
ing the last campaign, were
looking out more for themselves
than for social justice. Old Dr.
Townsend made the same discov
ery in his own organization,
i We don’t believe the fiery priest
will get mixed up in politics again.
He feels that he was conuiletely
misled by the flatteries of nis im
mediate entourage. Should het
however, decide to re-enter the po
litical ring, one thing is certain!
he will wage his battle over the
radio single handed and stay out of
I We may not be responsible fot
•this, but since we “wrote up” Sec
retary Icke’s private suite and
1 kitchen in our column, blue coated
stalwarts have been stationed at
the entrance of the unfinished
apartment in the new Interior De
partment'Building, to guard its
secrets from the eyes of tbs
I Military staffs in Washington
are begianing to suspect that dic
tators talk a much better war
game than they play. It does not
necessarily mean that the Spanish
rebels are doomed to failure, but it
does prove that their German and
Italian allies are not as helpful as
they would have the wdrld believe.
A ugh army aflteial passed the
opinion, privately, that should any
more uprising against Franco Bars
op—it will be tigM ts sell him short
. «ukkly. ;;
Is Die id Constipation
Often one of the first-felt
effects of constipation Is a
headache. Take a dose or
two of Black-Draught 1
That’s the sensible way—
relieve the constipation. Enjoy
the refreshing relief which
thousands of people have re
ported from the use of purely
Sold in 25-cent packages.
A GOOD LAXATIVE
J. W. HOWELL
PHYSICIAN AND 8UROHON
Special altentlea gtvea
OBSTETRICS AND DISEASES OP
des. Phone 172-Office Phone 96
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NEW FRIGID ARE !;
SAYS FINCHER CO. !i
One of the greatest convenien- ]
ces attached to the use of the 1
electric refrigerator since its ad- !<
vent was the making of ice cubes i
for table or beverage use. In the :
light of the advantage of having
them available, the inconvenience i
that often was a part of the re- i
moval of trays and individual l
cubes was overlooked or tolerat- 1
Yret even manufacturers of elec- <
trie refrigerators conceded that |
some day somebody would solve,
the problem of ice tray and ice !
cube removal, making this task
as simple as removing a bottle of
milk from the food compartment.
This prophecy now sees its ful
fillment in the announcement of
the 1937 line of Frigidaires with
their instant cube release trays,
according to the Fincher Co., lo
cal Frigidaire dealer.
“Peculiarly enough”, he said
“this problem was one best known
to users of electric refrigerators. ,
People who have not1 yet used au
tomatic refrieerators in their
hoi’ey voidd not normally appre
ciate this problem as fhev scan
the market for a refrigerator for
the home. Nor is the fact that ice
trays freeze fast in the freezing
unit or that cubes freeze fast in
the divider grid necessarily a
a mark against the refrigerator
itself. The fact that these items
are freezing very tightly in their
respective compartments indicates
that there is at least a reasonable
supply of cold in the unit. The
problem has never been one of
preventing this, but rather of
finding a practical way of releas
ing both tray and cube when ice
“The 1937 Frigidaire solves
this problem completely, perman
ently and satisfactorily. Trays
themselves are released with the
now famous automatic tray re
lease which delivers the tray, no
matter how tightly frozen, at the
touch of a finger. But removing
the cubes from the tray and from
between the grids also is made
the work of only a second with
the revolutionary new instant!
■cube release. One cube may be
taken or the entire supply. Only
metal trays and grids are used
thus insuring the fastest possible
freezing time in a refrigerator
that is already recognized as a
•supper fast freezer. There is no
heat applied. No holding of trays
or grids under tap water is nec
essarv, and therefore there is no
possible wastage of valuable ice.
Every fraction of an ounce of ice
is preserved for actual use. And
whatever inconvenience has ex
isted heretofore in the matter of
home ice making is now gone for
ever in the new Frigidaire.
| “This particular feature of the
new models is but one of a num
ber of advantages found listed
under one of the basic standards
for home refrigerators—the stand i
YOU'RE SAFE ON
AT night you appreciate con
L Crete all the more because
j its light gray surface helps you
see down the road. Light is '
j spread without “glossy” reflec
I tion. Pavement edges are clearly
Concrete meets the ideal for a
pavement as defined by the In- 1
teraational Illumination Con
gress of 1928. This is important
to you because surveys show
that the rate of death per acci
dent is 43 per cent higher during
darkness than in daytime.
Concrete, smooth but non-skid, j
insures a quick, certain stop even
in the rain. Blow-outs, spring
breakage, steering gear failures,
accidents of all kinds arc less apt
to happen on concrete.
Yet concrete is not only safe—it
is more comfortable—it saves in
driving costs—it costs less for
upkeep—and cost of construc
tion is less than that of any other
pavement of equal load-carrying
PORTLAND CEMENT ASSOCIATION
noa Wua BM». Birmingham, Ah.
ird known as greater ice-ability
included under this will be found
he advantage of super fast freez
ng, and the advantage of having
>lenty of below freezing storage
emperatures for the preservation
>f ice cubes after they have been
emoved from the trays and be
fore they are needed for service.
“Coupled with other standards
>f greater food storage-ability,
greater save-ability, greater-de
>endability and greater food pro
ect-ability, the new 1937 Frigi
laire stands as a revolutionary
levelopment of the industry."
We Serve Only The Best ....
Come to The
For Steaks, Sea Foods, Dinners
Prompt Service — We Never!
We have four residences that we will sell on liberal
terms with small cash down payment
to responsible parties.
See P. M. Elmore —or— C. G. VanKeuren
DURANT BUILDING AND LOAN ASSOCIATION
Durant, Mississippi—Phone 35
j These Shadow Clocjcs
p by GORDON '
/ CAN GO ANYWHERE
Weor "Shadow Clocb" by Gordon fo add
trimnes* to your tailored suit—or charm
to your more feminine clothes. This deli*
cate "Shedow Gock," woven as pari
of the stocking, intensifies the sheer*
ness of the stocking—end, whet is
more important, slenderizes any
ankle. Try it ond see. Wear
self-color "Shadow Clocb"
for trimness and contrast*
ing "Shadow Clocb"
UA Pet. Oft
$1.25 per pair
We also have a new shipment of mesh hose and V-Lines by
All Gordon Hose $1.25 per pair.
DURANT’S LARGEST STORE
Beginning at once
will be enforced in the city of Durant
The Mayor and board of Aldermen
ask everyone to cooperate with them
by driving and parking correctly
Speed Limit 30 miles per hour.
Do not drive with one light.
Park between white lines either at curb or in center of
street. Trucks and cars with trailors park in center parking j
Stay on right side of street.
DO NOT cut aero;;.; street over white lines.
Do not cut corners. Go around traffic button,
STOP AT ALL STOP SIGNS. j
ALL VIOLATORS WILL BE
BOARD OF ALDERMEN
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