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The Old South—
By Eve L. Bunveil Howdy Y’All — “You yankees like to laugh at as, because we say you all, As if it were the singular, but, that’s not true a-tall, No one ever says “you all”, Unless it’s two or more, To whom his words are spoken, Like a group of three or four. If I should say to Henry Jones, I think you-all is lazy, Why Henry Jones would look at me, and think that I was crazy. So any one who says you all, sub urbanite or rural. Rest assured, my yankee friends, he means it in the plural. And if it sounds so corny, when you hear our southern drawl Remember that ’twas Christ who said, “God love and bless YOU ALL.” —Copied. If you have ever smelled the fragrance of our flowers in the bpringtime, heard the singing of our summer birds, seen the gran deur of our Autumn woods, felt the gentle warmth of our winter’s sun, you would not scoff at Mis sissippi—but have praise instead. It is true that this was once a great wilderness, where the Indians □ rvl _:iJ • « . . . —— w.v, TYiiu aiumau neia sway. However, it was transformed in to prosperous farms many years ago.. One of the best places in all the world is the Old Tavern Town and stage-coach station, in which we hve. This section of the state was early known for lawlessness, sa loons and drinking, fighting and killings. At that time it was known as Bucksnort”. But the pious churchmen changed the name to Ebenezer. The home in which we live today is on the land which my great £^at*er; Charles Hoover Soml mnth * Jaly’ 1883‘ My grand mother often told how her father loved to hunt, and that quail were so plentiful, that he would stretch a net in his field and drive a whole covey into it. They were very gentle and almost tame. My grand father would take out what they wanted to eat, andtum the others loose. Wild hogs were also plentiful, plantation had their hog’s ears clipped, or cut, a certain way, and if a hunter found a hog with no “ear marks” he was ai liberty to shoot it. Grandmother said ‘‘when cattle and sheep were killed the tallow was always saved for mak ing candles, as we all know that was all the light they had at that time. Old houses have a special lived-in quality, the sense of time having passed over them, they seem stead fast and strong. Fire places that have warmed generations have something a brand new fire place does not have. In an old hause you always live both in the past and in the present. 1863 Chess Pie Recipe 5 egg yolks, well beaten; 1 cup butter, ltbs. flour; 2 cups sugar. Mix sugar and flour, cream butter and add sugar mixture. Add eggs, stir well. Pour in pastry lined tin. Sprinkle with nutmeg. Preheat oven to 350 degrees; place pie in oven and lower heat to 325 degrees and cook for about 45 minutes. Cool before cutting. 1957 Chess Pie Recipe Beat 1 cup sugar into 3 whole eggs; add 1 tbs. corn meal. Stir in one-half cup melted butter, K cup cream, pinch of salt and 1 spoon vanilla. Pour in uncooked pastry, and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Hairdressers Hold Mi Monthly Meeting The Holmes-Attaid Unit of the Mississippi Hairdressers Associa tion met Tuesday night, Septem ber 15, in Lexington with Miss Clara Ware. The meeting was opened by reading the Code of Cosmetology by Miss Iris Kling. The President, Mrs. Erma White, welcomed our visitor, Miss An nette Dean of Kosciusko, and also welcomed Mrs. Charlotte Black stock who became a member of our unit. Business matters were discussed by all. The following officers were elect* ed for 1960: President—Mrs. Erma White 1st Vice President—Mrs. Lavelle Pope 2nd Vice President—Miss Clara Ware 3rd Vice President—Mrs. Mar* jorie Myers Secretary—Mrs. Pauline Johnson Theasurer and Remitting—Mrs. Iris Kling Attala Reporter—Mrs. Eula Pro vost Holmes Reporter — Mrs. Mary Irene Upshaw. Each one present enjoyed a de Home Agent by MARY F. HARPOLE Home Agent Removing th*-, muicn from around a plant seems an usual recommen dation, doesn’t It But if you remove the mulch from around unsheltered evergreen azaleas about three weeks before the first fall frost, they will get the most growth with die least winter injury. This is a recent research finding. Most of your azaleas may be pro tected by buildings, shrubbery and trees. If this is the case in your yard, they will not benefit greatly from mulch removal. It is the un sheltered plants it helps most Yes, the mulch helps hold mois ture in the soil in die summer for plant growth. But it lowers the air temperature in fall and winter by insulating die soil agaist heat loss. Tests in October and November showed the air was 5 degrees lower two inches above mulched plants than above plants not mulched. hi one case there was a temper ature of 28 degrees a week before the first frost. The research era found frost on the hay mulch and on the mulched azaleas, but no frost on the bare ground or on unmulched a^ateae. % Pood For Children Children are not “little adult*” in their attitudes toward food. They have tastes and likes and dislikes different from grown-ups. As you prepare and serve food for the children, remember: . Children have keener senses of taste and smell than grown-ups. Children under six like mild-flav ored foods. 2. Children from 2 to f old often prefer raw fflHfl| 0tB vegetables. They like crtsp foods in a meal, if for no other reason than to hear die sound of chewing the food. * 3. Children usually dislike stiff or slightly gummy starchy foods. They show that they like to dislike certain textures. 4. Do not force anv food on a child. fc September is Better Breakfast Month* Homemakers, teen-agers, school boys and girls, weight watchers, grown men—everybody needs a good breakfast after a long night's fast licious meal which Clara had pre pared for us. This being the Unit's 10th birthday, she also had a beau tifully decorated birthday cake. Good-Bye-Summer Hello Fall Our Store Is Stocked With Brand New Fall Merchandise I And Our Prices Will Amaze You So Come In And Save \ \ ; . I j GREENWOOD, MUS September 30 Is Last Day For Wool Ballot Chairman Lynn Jordan of the Holmes ASC County Committee to day reminded wool growers that all ballots in the wool and lamb market development referendum must be voted not later than Wed nesday, September 30. The referendum has been con ducted throughout the month of September to give all gromers am ple opportunity to vote. Ballots were mailed to all known wool and lamb producers. After the ballot is voted, it should be mailed or brought in person to the county office. If the ballot is mailed, must be postmarked not later than September 30. In the referendum, farmers who produce wool have the opportunity to vote YES or NO an approval a new agreement between the Sec retary of Agriculture and Ameri can Sheep Producers Council fi% the advertising and sales pro motion of lamb and wool. If the agreement is approved, deductions Cooler Weather Is Predicted The outlook for the Mississippi Delta for Mid-KentAmhpr thrmio-h Mid-October calls for continued somewhat cooler and wetter wea ther than normal. Temperatures will average in the low 30's in the afternoons and the upper 59's at night. Rainfall will average about 5 inches which is above normal but much less than the same pe riod last year when rainfall aver aged 10 to 20 indies over much of the Delta. The main track of low pressure systems is due to be across the southern part of the country dur ing the next 30 days. Lows will move from Arizona through the Mid-South to the Mid-Atlantic states. The low pressure systems, while in the Mid-South, will give more cloudiness than usual. Sunshine is expected to average 60 percent of the daylight hours; however, this is still well above the average for the same period of 1957 and 1958. Drying conditions will continue good through the next 30 days; however, there will be several pe riods of 2 to 4 days, following showers, that fields will be too muddy to work mechanical pick ers. Dew will be moderate to heavy at night generally leaving the fields about 8:00 to 8:30 in the morning. During the past 30 days. Mid August through Mid-September, rainfall has averaged between 3.50 inches and 5.50 inches In the Delta. > i<yxn>' They Say Elephants Don't —But Men Do Forget that is. Doctor Johnson said: “Men more frequently require to be re minded than informed.” This is why we are re minding you to check your insurance coverage NOW, RIGHT NOW. Not tomor row or next week. Most anything can happen in the meantime. So, to be safe, let us help you check your present in surance program and make the necessary adjustments to fit your present needs. ggg Hooker Insurance Agency will be made from Government wool and lamb payments for the 1959, 1060 and 1061 marketing years to finance the Council’s ac tivities. Deductions for this promotion program have been made each year since the wool incentive pro gram began in 1955. Deductions amount to 1 cent per pound for shorn wool and 5 cents per hun dredweight for unshorn lambs and may be no higher than that if the agreement is extended. An eligible voter in the refer endum is any individual, corpora tion, aprtnership or legal entity " hich had an interest as owner or partial owner in one or more sheep six months of age or older for any Deriod of s*t loacf on j- *_ January 1, 1959, until the day his ballot is cast. Any wool grower who believes he is entitled to vote and has not received his ballot should notify the ASC county of fice. Extension of the agreement re quires a favorable vote by grow ers having two-thirds of the volume of production represented in the referendum. ' Last year Mississippi's total cash receipts from farming totaled $592,700,000 ... and cotton, once a dictatorial king in our state, accounted for only 34? o£ this. Livestock and allied produce — cattle, dairy products, poultry, eggs, hogs, and sheep — made up 46? and crops such as soybeans, rice, wheat and vege tables accounted for another 13?. This is only the beginning. Unlimited potentials for further farm progress through diversification lies ahead. However, if we are to take full advantage of these potentials, every Mississippi must take a personal, working interest in the business climate of our state. We must plant the seeds of opportunity. The time for planting is today. Mississippi Power & Light Company HELPING BUILD MISSISSIPPI for over a third of a century This advertisement Is the ninth in a series devoted to the unlimited potentials of Mississippi. Frank Smith's News Letter The longest session of the Con gress in 8 years has adjourned after a generally successful ses sion. A good labor reform bill has become law. The Congress reduced the President’s spending requests by nearly $2 billion. No new civil rights law was passed. One of the important achieve ments of the session was the over riding of the President’s veto of the public works appropriation bill. The bill was important to our area not only because of appropriations for specific projects, but also be cause of the vital issue of whether the President would have the arbi- I trary power to block any new start in the field of flood control or conservation of natural resources. Every new project started in our area in the past seven years has been over the objection of the President, voiced through his Bu reau of the Budget. The Presidential veto was over ridden only after a fight that lasted around the clock a full week. I was named chairman of a special committee, including representa tives from 28 states, which was organized to make the fight a gainst the veto. We met and served notice on the Appropriations Com mitte that we would defeat on the floor any bill which yielded to the President’s demands for deletions of the projects to which he ob jected. With the knowledge of this suDport, rebellious members of the committee were able to bring out a new bill by a vote of 19 to 17. Even with the bill out of com mittee, we faced endless problems. The committee chairman was against the bill. The Democratic leadership was reluctant to tangle again with the President’s record of never having had a veto over ridden. After several meetings, we finally convinced the leaders that the fight had to be made, and the solid support we received from Democratic Members on the veto vote showed how successful our nrtrani7atinin offnrta haH h«>rt The current visit of Krushchev on the heels of the Russian moon rocket shot high lights the fact that the struggle against Commun ism and for world peace is still the gravely critical issue which outweighs aft others. President Eisenhower’s visit to Europe has demonstrated the unity of the free world. Operating from this posi tion of strength, I hope he will refuse to compromise the liberty of any of the world’s free people. American strength and unity of purpose are still essential for die critical days ahead.