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THE DURANT NEWS
PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY Hazel Brannon .Editor and Publisher Subscription in Advance.$2.00 Per Year Member Mississippi Press Association NATIONAL €DITORIAl_ association Entered as Second Cftass nail matter in the Post office at Durant, Mississippi The shopping season here has died down but there is a fascinating re minder. It is a new store which op ened on Fifth Avenue, a colorful business springing from good ima gination. Inside its dainty windows is delicious candy. But one doesn't see these sweetsuat first- Drawn up in front of the quaint little place is a scarlet-and-gold coach with a pair of prancing horses and a real coacn man perched on top. In appearance, he might be the one who took Cin derella to the famous fall- But this one delivers the goods— for the candy store- The young swain or devoted husband who buys a box of bon bons for his lady fair, can have it elegantly conveyed in this coach to her very door. In gold-braided red coat, cream breeches and black pnt was as a stable sergeant. No doubt, stride up to her dwelling and while his ponies champ outside present the gift to her with pompous politeness If your budget is on generous terms with your affections. «7* citi be spent for a hatful of choice confec tions—but such a hat! It is a gen uine antique properly redone. A fine purchase can be made for half this price, or even for five dollars, with coach and horses temporarily thrown in. Owner of this store, I learned, is a Frenchman who came to this country not long ago and by using his head and typical imagination, created, from antique shops, this appealing and paying business. It jq "Tinfrhor tV*r* ^wMiftnc of York. —0O0— Benjamin Franklin has enlisted in the Army. Of course this local one is a namesake but he has made quite a name for himself. Although he did not fly a kite to learn about elec tricity he is known ‘hrnvirbor* the country as a rifle and pistol expert and ha® played in theaters from /•oast to coast in ar act entitled, “Trifles With Rifle® in Class and Speed ” In the Army during the first World War, his principal duty was a.® a stable «ergeant- No doublt, Ben will get a chance to do some more trifles and rifles and wc all wish him good shooting luck. —0O0— Wher. Pearl Harbor was attacked, Mayor “Butch” La Guardia told all local Japanese to stay in their homes. That some of them not only took this literally but have heard no different orders since is evident from a letter just received by the office of the United States Attorney here. The letter, from a Gotham Jap, said: “Since Dec. 7. 1941, 1 have been requested to stay in my home. Since then I am staying in my home. Now I get an order which say for me to report to your esteemed office. But 1 have to take subway to reuch there smd therefore must break order for me to stay in my home. Therefore kindly issue me order for registra tion at your esteemed office. ’ Tne Jap, who appearently has been bous ed up for the period like a mole, was informed that he could now come out —0O0— A Russian who lately came ta this country was given, by a friend, a list of Foolish words for various items of food so he wouldn't starve in restaurants. But unfortunately the Roosky lost his list and all he could recall was “ham soundwich'1 After six days of a steady diet of this, he called upon his friend and urged him to tejl him more items, so he came away with “veal cot lets" Then he entered a local res taurant in high spirits and ordered his newly-learned food- The waiter asked him what vegetables he want ed with it. For awhile, the Russian held forth eloquently in his native lorgue, with no results, so he meekly ended up with “ham soundwich." —0O0— The other day I bumped into Pvt. T.xr i Stone of the U. S- Army, now a soldier but also the hero of the famous “Aldrich Family" on the radio. He is a friendly little fellow nnd in spite of his fame at an early age, he wants more than anything else right now, to be a good soldier, he told me. Dressed as an ordinary private and acting like one, Ezra soon made me feel he was sincere in his attitude. At this particular time, he was helping p group of other soldiers from Camp Upton put on a musical show for their buddies around New York. The show is a good one too- I concluded, after seeing the results. Once a week, Ezra slips away from his military duties —with permission—to the radio sta tion where he entertains millions of people by being “Henry Aldrich" on the air. In answer to my question, he rdnited that he serves his share' ■f K P. duty and other chores.” It’s all in line of duty’’, he added miling “I like the Army and think every young man now serving in it hould be thankful for this oppor tunity to do something for our country.” —0O0—— Manhattan Musings: from a near by spot 1 watched Joe Louis as he was being inducted into the Army . . a few nights before, from a ringside seat I had seen him mop up Ihe ring with Buddy Baer . . to Joe’s credit it must be said that he paid lees attention to the photogra _ a_a _i. j _j p«iv«o auu ivputMTip vivnuLu uuuu him than did his publicity-seeking manager and associate*, who made quite a shebang out of the whole thing. 4-H CLUB NEWS By ALLENE McCORMICK. Homs Demonstration Agont Place orders for chicks early. These hatched in February, March and early April make best layers and if well cared for will lay in Sep- j tember, October and November— the months when eggs are usually high priced. Late hatched chicks are not profitable usually as chicks do not grow and mature rapidly in hotj weather- Hatching chicks under hens is the most expensive method of producing; pullets for layers, as per centage of deaths is high with hen hatched chicks. Clean and disinfect quarters for baby chicks, allowing time for adjusting brooder stove and drying house and litter before they arrive. Use an electric brooder with thermostatic control if electricity is available and rate reasonable; if not, use a wood burning brooder with thermostatic control or a small oil burning brooder. —0O0— Mr. Monosmith, Extension Horti culturist gives the following infor mation—THE LIFE OF SEED — Many gardeners have seed left from previous years that they frequently wish to use. This practice is risky with some seeds—satisfactory with others- Here is the approximate length of life of garden seed when stored under favorable conditions. One year—onions and sweet corn. Two years—Okra, parsley and pep per. Three years— asparagus, beans, peas and tomatoes. Four years—Beets, Kale, pump kin, radish, rutabata, spinach, squash and turnip. Five years— Cantaloupe, cucum ber, egg-plant, lettuce, and water melon. Testing seed between moist blot ters is the surest way to find out what seeds are worth planting. Plant only the best seed this year — our gardens must be a success in 1942 January is a good month to start your orchard. You may order fruit trees through your home demon stration agent at a minimum cost. Frune fruit trees and grape vines this month. Although pruning may be done any time during the dor mant season, January is considered the best time, especially for grapes. Mr. and Mrs L. F- Lewis were Jackson visitors last Wednesday. Holmes Bulldogs Play Scooba This Week The Holmes Bulldogs will play host to the fast Scooba Lions Fri day and Saturday, January 23-24 on the local floor- Scooba was runner up last year in the tournament, los ing to Ellisville by one point for the State Championship. The Bulldogs should be in much better physical condition this week than when they lost two hard games to a big Moorhead team—the last game being a 36-35 thriller Team Feel* Loss Reduced to an eight man group, the Thomasmen are trying to make the best of their depleted outfit. They will miss the friendly faces of Clark Me Murray, who was forced to undergo an appendectomy last Sat urday night, much to the surprise and sorrow of everyone at the col lege, and the elongated Aldridge, upon whom the Holmes' mentor, Lloyd Thomas was relying heavily for defensive service particularly. The five first stringers are a very aggressive and tenauiouo ag gregation, however, and should be able to hold their own against the I inns tutored hv Bill Childress sin cessor to Sheriff Knight. Minus then brilliant performer of the past sea son, Frank Hodgers, the East Mis sissippians are not expected to be as powerful, especially on offense, but they will undoub\>dly give the Bull dogs some good competition. Playing very loosely in their ini tial engagement with the Sunflower five, the Goodman lads proved they can do excellent work as a unit by their big metamorphosis the ensuing night. They must develop a more consistent attack, however, in ordei to derive the most proflific results out of their remaining tussles. The probable starters for the tilts this week-end will be Reid, Baker, Penebaker, and Haynes, with Col lumss. Devin and Eubank to be em ployed in a reserve capacity. Negro Farmers of West Adopts Resolution The colored farmers of West, Mis sissippi, with our instructor Prof G. W. Williams of Durant, Principal of the Holmes County Training School, assembled in the West col ored school, December 12th. A fter a patriotic speech by in structor Williams, we pledged our selves to the following: First, that since certain powerful nations both to the east and west of us have armed themselves bent on destroying the last great obstacle to their world wide conquest, and that the treacherous Japs have struck at us on our own home ground, the land of our birth and love: We the Negro farmers of West, do declnr" that we have nothing in common nor in sympathy with any enemy of the American Flag, and therefore pledge ourselves to make every sac rifice possible for our country, even 1 o the bombing and blasting of Tokio. And also pledged to the all out effort to cooperate with the Agricul ‘ural Production program and con servation of forests. We are making plans for more food, and feed, including gardens, hogs, cows, poultry and the like Prof. G. W. Williams, instructor T. J. King, Chairman Turnage Williams' Accident Victims Mr. and Mrs. Turnage Williams suffered an unfortunate accident while driving east on highway 12 Sunday afternoon. A car owned and driven by J. L. Boyles, of Jackson, Miss-, ran into him hitting the left side of the car and causing con siderable damage. Mr. Williams was reported to have seen the car coming toward him go oing from one side of the road to the other but not at an excessive rate of speed. He is said to have pul led almost off the road and come to a stop to avoid a collision. Examination revealed that some thing had gone wrong with the steer ing mechanism of the Boyles car and made the accident unavoidable. Mr Boyles with his family was return ing from his mother-in-law’s funeral at Kosciusko. Mrs. Williams suffered painful bruises but no bones were broken. Occupants of the other car were al so reported uninjured. Lawrence Lewis Is In TpvriQ C.nmn - r Lawrence Lewis, son of Mr. and Mrs. I, -F- Lewis, who volunteered January 2 has been placed at Shep herd Field, Texas and arrived there for duty last week from Camp Shel by. Lawrence will train in the techni cal department of the air corps. Mr. Lamar Hays transacted busi ness in Jackson Tuesday. * * * * Mr. ar.d Mrs. Lamar Hays, Caro lyn Hays, Emma White and Mr. R. M. Lyon visited friends and rela tives in Jackson Sunday. • * » * * HOLMES JUNIOR COLLEGE NEWS Miss Alice Collins, head of the Modern Language Department at Holmes Junior College, resigned at the close of the first semester to accept the same position at Delta Siate Teachers College. Miss Collins made an excellent teacher while here and will be greatly missed. The students and faculty wish her much success at Delta State. Miss Dorothy Brumby of Frank lin, Louisiana, recently arrived on the campus to fill the vacancy made by Miss Collins. Miss Brumby re ceived her A. B. degree from New comb College and her M. A. degree from Columbia University. She has also traveled extensively in France, Italy and England. farpv Crouch. John FrH MrDrHp Roy McDaniel, and Roane Lovom, members of Holmes Junior College band, attended the band clinic held at Decatur Junior College, January 16 and 17. There were seventy-six members of various bands present at this meeting. This gave the best trained members of a number of school bands an apportunity to play together The first semester examinations were given at Holmes Junior Col lege January 12-15. On Friday, Jan uary 16, students registered for the work of the second sepnester, and regular class woi*k began on Sat urday. Wesleyan Guild Mets with Mrs. Herman Mrs- Jake Herman was hostess to the Wesleyan Guild Monday night, January 19th> with fifteen members present and one. visitor, Miss Char lotte Cresswell. Bro. Lewis opened the meeting with prayer. Mrs. Cresswell was program lea der and gave the devotional, What is needed. Mrs. Ray gave an in teresting article on “Cordell Hull, The Vanishing American” taken from the Readers Digest. The State as Moral Person in “The Path to Peace” was given by Mrs. “ruilt. Fi n the Christian Imperative, Mrs. J.'ssie Lewis talked on Person al Ri ponsibility. i T'n Guild was glad to welcome Miss Porter as a new member During the ‘social hour the hos- i te?s served delicious refreshments. BEHIND-THE SCENES IN i AMERICAN BUSINESS ! By John Craddock NEW YORK, Jan. 19—REBOUND —Following the Demember slow down in department store sales, at tributed to the sobering effect of war’s outbreak, the nation’s shop pers have resumed a record-breaking stride. For the weeks ending Jan. 3 and Jan 10, nation-wide store sales show 27 and 32 per cent gains, res P-c*>vrly, ovpr correspondnig weeks of the previous year. This in spite of the fact that those same weeks a year ago were themselves recoruing tremendous gains—were, in fact, topping even fabulous 1929 in vol ume of goods sold. However, in the present case higher prices account for approximately half of the dol lar-volume increases being shown. —oOo— WASHINGTON— Just about the biggest single development in Am erica’s war effort since fateful Dec ember 7 is the nomination of Donald M. Nelson, former Sears - Roebuck executive and latterly head of SPAB, to be the one-man, absolute boss of all war production and pro curement. Here’s the informal but forceful keynoie he struck as to what’s going to be happening to our business and industrial habits: “During the next few months we are going to be discarding so many old routines, and doing so many things that never have been done before, that it will make your hair curl” . • . He went on to warn that it’s going to be “hard to swallow” many of the things that may have to be done to industry. Among them are: Pool ing of tools; redistribution of skill ed workers; curtailment of what we’ve come to regard as the or dinary functions of ownership, mana gement, and labor; the upsetting of commercial and industrial arrange ments of years’ standing; the tramp ling on all sorts of privileges and prerogatives. —oOo— BIT O’ BUSINESS — Production quotas for auto parts are being re vised upward (because, unable to get new cars, we ll have to do more _a._A “Victory Model” bicycle was cere moniously launched in Washington Stripped of copper, nickel and chrome trim, it weighs 34 pounds compared to the average peacetime | 55-pounder, is designed for adults . . . American Airlines, with 38 per I cent gain in passenger traffic in 1941, became the first air transport company in the world to top the mil lion mark in passengers in a calen dar ;Var; its actual total was 1, 202,8 y6 • . • OPM’s contract dis tribution division says small manu facturers are to be assigned one per cent of all available raw materials to help them keep their plants go ing . . ■ The steel scrap shortage is still serious. SELECTIVE SERVICE - (Continued from page one) sent himself for and .submit to re gistration before a duly designated registration official or selective ser vice local board having jurisdiction in the area in which he has his per manent home or in which he may happen to be on that day if such male citizen or other male person on Decembber 31, 1941, has attained the twentieth anniversary of the day of his birth and on February 16. 1942, has not attained the forty fifth anniversary of the day of his birth, and has not here-tofore been registered under the Selective Train ing and Service Act of 1940 and the regulations thereunder: Provided, That the duty of any person to pre sent himself for and submit to reg istration in accordance with any pre vious proclamation issued under said Act shall not be affected by this pro clamation” ‘‘Section 5 (a) Commissioned of ficers, warrant officers, pay clerks, and enlisted men of the Regular Army, the Navy, the Marine Corps, the Coast Guard, the Coast and Geo detic Survev. the Public Honltb | vicec, th<* federally recognized active ' National Guard, the Officers’ Reserve I Corps, the Regular Army Reserve, the Enlisted Reserve Corps, the Na val Reserve, and the Marine Corps Reserve; cadets, United States Mil itary Academy; midshipmen, United States Naval Academy ; Cadets, Unit ed States Coast Guard Academy; men who have been accepted for admit tance (commencing with the aca demic year next succeeding such ac i eeptance) to the United States Mili tary Academy as cadets, to the Unit ed States Naval Academy as mid shipmen, or to the United States (’oast Guard Academy as cadets, but only during the continuance of such acceptance; cadets of the advanced course, senior division, Reserve Of ficers’ Training Corps or Naval R - serve Officers’ Training Corps- "td diplomatic representatives, tecnmc.il attaches of foreign embassies and le gations. consuls general, consuls, vice consuls, and consular agents of foreign countries', and persons in other categories to be speccified b the President, residing in the United States, who are not citizens U<e United States, and who have noi declared their intention to become citizens of the United States, shall not be required to be rcg:.;t;.ed un der section 2 and shall be relieved from liability for training and ser vice under section 3 (b).’’ Place* of Registration Beats 2 and 3, Holmes County: I art, West, Emory, Bethesda, Goodman, Pickens, Ebenezer and Coxburg. The registrars for these localities will be published at a later dat«. WORKMAN'S - (Continued from page one) menu; are paid for 300 weeks at the rate of 50 percent of the weekly earnings. Diseuses resulting proximately from the accident are covered un der the proposed act. Compensation benefits begin on the seventh day of the disability and are to be paid the employe without regard to fault of the injury, except where due to intoxication or will ful intent of the employe Introducing the bill, which ia be fore the House Judiciary En Banc Committee, were the following •repre sentatives: John Holloman of Low ndes county; J. T. Brown of Hinds county; Louie Bullock of Jeff Davis County; Tom Reed of Adams county; William Ready of Washington coun ty; Tyler Holmes of Montgomery county; and Harry LandTy of Coa homa county. $475-60 CONTRIBUTED (Continued from page one) Louise Nabtrs, I. W- Nabors, Alice Roberts, Margaret Ray, Vivian Summeral, Edna Ellard, Evelyn Christopher, Mattie Fay Owens, Hazel Pinkard, Van Thornton, Fannie Burrell. Lola Wheat, Charlene Faust, Bessie Robinson, Harry O’Cain, Vir ginia Taylor. Rqth, Pilgrim, Lucille Truitt, Gladys Brown, Edna Cofer, Eddie L. Cain, Dena Aldy, Lavcrne j Ray, Howard Grantham, I Maggie Culpepper, Gertrude Fra | zur-3. Nellie McNeer, Edward Hod 'ges, Mrs. Lennie Herrin, Elaine Christine Hodges, Sam Brewer, War ren Fortson, Wm. Miner, J. W. Thornton, Richard Anthony, Johnnie Bright, Glenn Ricks, Leroy Jobe, Mattie Sue Truitt. Hazel Neal, Odell Pass, Ina How ard. Grace Warbington, Marybeile Armstrong, Ruth Sultan, Allie Smith, Ruby Lepard, Bessie Mae McClellan, Ruth Chapman, Louise Norwood, Charles Watkins, Romola Hinkle. Or val Adcock, Meriam Aldy, Jewell Al dy, Fred Leslie, Hade Owen, John MdNeer, Paul Robinson, R. C. Burt, Ollie Freeman. Buford Robinson, Tire Size (Rim Diameters) 3.00 ...... 3.50 ... 4.00 . 5.00 and 5 50 ... 6.00, 6 50 and 7.00 . 7.50 and 8.00 ..... ' 9.00 ... 11.25 ..i 1 12.75 ....—v Perkin* Hiland, Olivia Simpson, Er nestine Horn, Hester Hodges, Guy t'ofer, Mary E. Faust, Mavis Bum ley, Edward Purvis, Wilburn Arm strong, Steve Musnelwhiie, Y. G. Burt, J. T. Trussel, Raymond El more, Curtis Ellard. dames White house, L. P Burrows, Eljper Pink nrd. 50 cents each, Hazel Shows, Eu nice Musselwhite, Connie Sue Ellard, Paul Aldy, Frank Cox. Ray Chpius. Merton Hankins 25c . FARMERS - - (Continued from page one) effectively in the Libyan campaign To the USDA War Boards goes the task of helping to move .the [ metal off the farms into the smel ters and blast furnaces in the great est production drive in the nation's history. The immediate need for scrap iron is indicated by the fact that many small steel plants throughout the country have been slowed down or have had to suspend opgrations. MRS. CLAUDE BAiFeY - (Continued from page one) lysis and will aid sufferers from this disease all over the country. Hoimes county had the second lar gest number of infantile paralysis in the state during the past year. There were nine cases in this county, second only to Yazoo county. Every dime given in honor of the President’s birthday will go to help ! some unfortunate crippled boy or girl. The public is asked to give as renerously as possible. F'STLAND - - (Continued from page one) countries to ship their goods into this country with a tariff levied up born. It allows the tariff to be ruled on those goods provided use their exchange to buy cot* •'» • or wheat- This will make it pos 1 ’ for countries to sell their goods in this country and buy the products of the south and west making for a Writer and higher standard of living ’oople of these wo sections ■" estimated that ten to twelve i >n bales of cotton could be dis ced of in this way. If all the sur i-ne» of this country were disposed in this manner it is estimated hrt it would only amount to one-half of one percent of the domestic trade of this country, not an upsetting fact&r. Grade for grade and staple for taplc the south produces the best otton and the cheapest cotton ift the world, Senator Eastland said. It has more strength and is sought af ter by foreign users due to that strength for which they are willing to pay a premium. British India is our nearest com petitor, he said. With her slave lab or making fifteen and twenty cento a day she is able to produce only 85 to 88 pounds of lint cotton per acre where we grow as high as 600 pounds. Senator 'Eastland made plain to those who heard him that for the first tim the south, with the will ing cooperation of the west, has the opportunity to do something about the high protective tariff that has spelled man-made poverty for us for over a hundred years- His splendid address was well received by the en tire club and a large number of guests. President-Mayor W. E. Howell presided at the luncheon and pre sented Leroy Paris, program chair man, who introduced the speaker. Out-of-town guests were J. M- Hoff, J. W. Latham and Norman Weather3 by ,all of Lexington; John Davis and Frank Branch, Goodman. NICHOLS URGES - (Continued from page one) tion to see that foreign matter is kept from treads, that tires are free of grease and oil, rims straightened, equipment in storage jacked up to relieve pressure on tires, that tires are shadowed from excess sunlight, and that cracked tires are painted and plugged. Correct air pressure adds to the life-span of tires for tractors and farm implements. Figures in the fol lowing table may be of help: Farm Tractors (Pressure for front tires, all sizes) 4-ly tires .28 lb. 6-ply tires . . 36 lb. Presures for rear tires-all sizes ex cept small section dual which require a minimum of 20 lb. per square inch Minimn imnflntinn Minimum inflation pressure 12 lb. When plowing, increase pressure in tire on furrow wheel by 4 lb (If weights are added to rear wheels, increase pressure, usually 1 to 2 pounds for each additional 100 pounds of weight.) Farm Implements Air Pressure 4-ply 6-ply 8-ply 10-ply . 44 lb. . 40 lb. 48 lb. 6 lb. 48 lb 2 lb. 44 lb. . 28 lb. 40 lb- 56 lb. . 24 lb. 36 lb. 48 lb. . 20 lb. 32 lb. 44 lb. 56 lb. 28 lb. 36 lb. 44 lb 24 lb. 32 lb.