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- r-* A w lr-^ E EAGLE •GORGE W. PRICE, Editor and Publisher. TRUTH IS THE WEAPON WITH WHICH WE FIGHT. Subscription, $2.00 per Year, In Advance. Single Copy. 5c. Vol. 47. Oxford, Lafayette County, Miss., Thursday* December 28, 1922. D“k,r 8“"Urr No. 7 .. , OXFORD HAS I QUIET CHRISTMAS Beautiful Weather Add To Pleasures of the Y'uletide Season—Many Go Hunting. as deserted on Christmas day, a few people on the streets after 8 o'clock Monday morning. Every one who had a gun or could borrow one spent the day in the woods bird hunting. The university was deserted also, the students, most of them, were off at home spending the holidays. There was no drinking, no fights nor an accident that we know of to marr the happiness of those who had prepared for a good Christmas. Saturday night the boys spent their money freely for fire works and hun dreds of dollars were burned up. Again Monday night every piece of fire works in the city was sold and burned up. The merchants are all delighted with the splendid* Christ mass trade they received. Tuesday morning the garbage man found the town in a pile of trash and after raking around for more than a half a day, he had the old vil lage looking about as usual, once more. SHORT TALKS ON RETAIL SELLING. (By RALPH L. WOOD.) INCLUDING SALES. The question of including sales is one on which opinions differ accord ing to the class of the store. By in ducing sales is meant doing more than serving the customer with the articles asked for; for instance, lead ing her to buy a larger quantity than the original purchase, or something besides that purchase, or successfully urging the customer to accept some thing more or less against her incli nation. Not very long ago the abil ity to induce sales was considered the prime qualification of a jrood salesman. Then it was necessary to let nobody get away without buying something, while to be able to sell more than the customer wanted to huv wast genius. Today the bes merchants have a clearer vision. They do not look upon each purchase as the^ last that a customer is to make; they know their mission as agents of exchange. They know that the customer who is entirely satisfied with herself and remains so after she has reached home with exactly what she required and with nothing that she wishes she had not bought is the customer that will return. It is hu man nature not to blame ourselves as readily as we blame others, and a customer who has purchased some thing that she has any reason for re gretting will shun the store that made her dissatisfied. . But there are times when inducing sales is both wise and profitable. When it is probable that something that harmonizes with the purchase already made, and which would set it off to advantage, has not been thought of by the customer, it is perfectly right for the salesman to suggest it. This suggestion not only makes the sale, but often icreases the customer with the store’s efficiency and the salesman’s alertness in her interest. But the suggestion should not be pressed, if the customer does not re ceive it well. —— BENEFIT ENTERTAINMENT. There will be an entertainment given at the University chapel To night (Thursdav) for the benefit of the Oxford public school. A splendid program has been arranged as fol I lows: PROGRAM * A La Bien Aimee—Miss Alice Friedman—By Schutte. If—. My Friend—Miss Gladvs Tobin. Asleep in the Deep—Mi. Herron Rowland—Mrs. E. D. Beanland, Ac companist. Prologue—Mr. David H. Bishop. “OVERTONES” Directed by Mrs. Paul Cannon. THE CAST (As They. Appear.) Harriet—Miss Ella Somerville. Hetty—Miss Gladys Tobin. Margaret—Miss Margaret McLean. Maggie—Mrs. Henry M. Faser. | FINE SERVICE. During the holidays the postoffice 6 at this place was swampt with busi |§ ness. Thousands of packages coming P in and going out were handled besides Is tons of post cards, Christmas cards, letters and the regular second class ■ mail. For two or three nights the i| clerks worked from five to eight o-'rs overtime in order to assort the g. mail and get the packages delivered, jp Sunday and Christmas Day the win m dow at the postoffice was open most ■ of the time in order to give the pat i rons of the office an opoortunity to -t their Christmas mail. 'aster Moore and his corps of P clerks deserve great credit for the I splendid way in which thev served the | patrons of the office during the holi I days- There never was a time when more mail was handled at the office. Cores Malaria, Chills and Fever, Den gee or mien [ Fever. Leading Characters in $100,000 Damage Suit .v;.-■■"■■ ■■■. Above is shown the leading characters in the $100,000 suit for damages filed against Governor Lee M. Russell of Mississippi by Miss Frances C. Birkhead, his former stenographer, in the Federal District Court at Oxford, MJ$s. The upper photograph shows the attorneys who fought and defended the charges and court officials in the case. The upper row, left to right: Charier Huber of Canton, attorney for Governor Russell; Robert Streits, court, stenographer; Judge J. H. Price of Magnolia; A. H. Gardner of Green wood; Judge E. R. Holmes; Judge D. W. Houston of Aberdeen and J. W. Cassidy of Brookhaven. The lower photograph shows the jury, composed entirely of farmers, which decided in favor of the governor. Left to right, top row: G. E. Cardledge, 64 years old, Kilmichael; J. S. Bailey, 58, Maben; W. H. Hollingsworth, 53, Vardaman; R. S. Ingram, 54, Ingram’s Mill; E. S. Mosby, 47, Hernando, and Richard Cheatham, 53, Walls. Lower row: J. H. Smith, 63, Grenada; C. D. Carpenter, 58, Holcomb; W. L. Harrison, 50, Cockrum; T. H. Long, 47, Reid; D. R. Landerville, 47, Hernando, and G. C. Langston, 76, Cockrum. In the background stands United States Marshal Cook, who guarded the jury. The insert at the left is of Miss Birkhead as she appeared at the trial. The insert at the right is of Judge E. R. Holmes of the Federal District Court, who presided over the famous case.—By courtesy and permission of The Times -Picayune. IMPORTANCE OF BOYS CLUB WORK Mr. F. J. Hurst, Assistant District Agent of South Mississippi, in charge of Boys’ Club Work, in calling the public’s attention to the Boys’ Club Enrollment Campaign, January 1-15, spoke in part of the import ance of the work as follows: “Boys’ Club Work presents a splen did opportunity to farm boys for de finite agricultural training and is do ing much to help and encourage farm boys. It should continue to re ceive enthusiastic ^cooperation of all of our educational forces and civic organizations, the public press, busi ness men and bankers and the public generally. Bovs’ Club Work is a mutual form of cooperation between the farm boy and his County, State, and National Government. Everv bov who joins the club pledges himself to under take and carry out a definite farm task; the Government agrees to as sist him in this undertaking. In the crop clubs the boys agree to take a definite amount of land, Diant it in a specified crop, work it according to the most approved methods, keep an accurate record of his work and sub mit this cost record of production and make exhibits of his product. In the livestock clubs, certain breeds of ani mals are selected and are bred, fed and cared for according to instruct ions and records are kept. In this plan of work specific information and correct and adequate instruction is necessary. In the crop clubs the selection and preparation of the soil, the selection of varieties apd seeds, plans and methods of planting, kind and amounts of fertilizers to use, cultural methods, cost records, di sease control, field selection of seeds, harvesting, selection and preparation of exhibits; and in the livestock club, the selection of breeds and of indi vidual animals, the problem of fe.eds and feeding, pastures and pasturing, cost records, fitting and finishing for market or fairs are definite problems that require information. The county agent, leader of the boys and local representative of the Government, is a trained farmer, a graduate of the A. & M. College, a man in constant touch with our ex periment stations and well versed in the best practices of the piost suc cessful farmers in the State and is in a position to give the Club Boys the best information possible on all of these problems. This plan con nects the country boy with our chief sources of information and makes it possible for him, through the county agent, to draw on the vast fund of information possessed by the United States Department of Agriculture, our State A. & M. College, State Experi ment Stations, and successful farmers. This well laid olan of agricultural j training has been rich in results. It | has placed pure bred hogs on thous j ands of Mississippi. farms and im i proved our livestock industry. It has ' increased crop yields and lower cost of production. It has taught the principle of soil building and made richer lands. It has demonstrated better methods of cultivation and in creased the profits from the wise use of fertilizers. Boys’ Club Work is r.ct only helping to grow better live stock and raise bigger and better crops but it is producing a big crop of finer farm boys. Club boys have a new vision of country life. They are taking an added interest ip the problems of the farm, the home and the community. In Boys’ Club Work the Boys’ Community Agricultural Club is the unit of organization. As soon as the boys are enrolled in the various clubs (corn, cotton, sweet potato or pig) they all unite in forming a community agricultural club. A president and secretarv are selected from the mem bers of the club, while the club leader is usually principal of the school or other interested community leader. The community club holds regular onthly meetings at which time they discuss suggestive programs, transact such business as pertains to the welfare of the club and engage in wholesome play and fun. The Boys’ Community Agricultural Club is the basis of all successful or ganized club work. Our best work has always been in those counties that have well organized, active community clubs. They facilitate contract of the county agent, club leader and specialist with the club boys; the members have the advant age of the instruction and inspira tion that comes from personal con tact with these trained leaders as well as others whom they have at their meetings; while they also profit from study of bulletins, circular let ters of instruction, and farm papers, preparatory to participating in the discussions. Field demonstrations in terracing, pruning and snraying fruit trees and other practical demonstra tions under the leadership of the county agent are interesting fea tures of these community dub meet ings. An occasional picnic, fic1 trip, or hunt, under the leadership of the dub leader adds much to the in ' [f V • . , t ■ ■ \ • -! ’’ •' | terest of the community club. Anoth j er feature which ought to mean more ! to the country boy and to the develop ; ment of future leadership and rural ; organization is the opportunity these i clubs offer their members in social contact, wholesome play and fun. The community club offers the county agent his best opportunity aid affords him the best machinery for carrying his program of work and in struction to the boys and to the com munity. By attending the club meet ' ings county agents can instruct the j boys in every phase of their club activities, such as the county club : camp, the boys’ vacation short course, 1 the community and state fair. After carefully observing the op eration of these clubs for the past three years, it is evident to me that there are three essential factors in volved in their success: (1) a defin ite program of work that* will appeal to the country boy; (2) the enthu siastic leadership and contact of the county agent and teachers; (3) a capable community club leader who understands and appreciates boys and who will thoroughly familiarize him self with the program of work. There is no more inviting field of leader ship to be found anywhere than that of the Boys' Community Agricultur al Club. TULA. Our school was dismissed Friday at noon for the Christmas holidays. MisseS Edna Buzbee and Bessie Davis entertained their pupils and the patrons with a nice Xmas tree on Friday morning. One more Xmas has passed and gone and hope every body has had a merry Xmas. The turkevs and chickens have been killed by scores for the Xmas dinners. On Xmas night Miss Velma Cole : entertained her many friends with a party. Both old and young were present and reports a great time. Mrs. A. A. Tindall, Mr. L. Sharp and Dudley Grimes spent Xmas holi days in Memphis with relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Land Cole and family and also Mr. and Mrs. Duell Cole of Oxford were the guests of parents for the Xmas holidays. All our girls returned home from teaching for the week. Dr. Johnson of New Orleans, was the guest of parents. Miss Ora Harvey of Paris, spent a few dav- with friends. Mr rr.d Mrs. Downs of Abbeville, visited Mi. and Mrs. Wldre. Mrs. Dunkin, of Abbeville, Miss., is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Davis. Mr. anfi Mrs. Monroe Johnson gave a big dinner Xmas day for their sons and daughter who was at home for I Xmas. Singing Sunday night was fine, had a large crowd. “JUST POLES.” MRS. CONNOR DIES. | Mrs. Jane Connor, age 84, died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. j Barry, north of town. Tuesday night. She had been an invalid for a long ; time. I Mrs. Connor is survived by three daughters and one son. The children are: Mrs. E. H. Barry, Oxford; Mrs. Nina Smith and Mrs. Ellen Woods of this county; Mr. J. N. Connor of route 7. Interment was made Wednesday afternoon at Clear Creek grave yard, near Burgess. The farnilv have the sympathy of many friends in the hour of the sad loss of this lady. J. S. KEEL. — J. S. Keel, age 76. died Sunday in Birmingham, Ala., where he had gone a few weeks ago to visit one of his sons. The remains were brought to Oxford Tuesday morning and convey ed to Dallas grave yard for inter ment. Mr. Keel was bom and reared in this county, but of recent years had lived at Holly Springs with one of his sons. JOHN KEEL PASSES AWAY. The remains of Mr. John Keel who died Dec. 24th in Birmingham, Ala., were brought to Oxford Tuesday and carried to the Keel Cemetery near Paris for interment. Mr. Keel leaves four sons, Messrs. Dan, John and Jim of Birmingham, Ala., and Sam Keel of Holly Springs, and one daughter, Mrs. Frank Tay lor of Oxford. _i_ HANNAH—McLAURIN. The many friends of Miss Mildred Hannah, popular teacher of primary department of Oxford High School whose home is at Pulaski, Tenn., will be surprised to hear of her mar riage Friday evening to Mr. McLaur in, popular young business man of Brandon, Miss. They left immediate ly after the ceremony for a bridal tour to points in the East, after which they will be at home to their many friends at Brandon, Miss. 666 quickly relieves Colds and La Grippe, Constipation, BWountss and Headaches. CITIZENS WAR ON PIGEONS State Board of Health Orders Our Pigeons Shot—Says They Are Filthy and a Nuisance. The city marshal received orders from the State Board of Health recently to have the pigeons shot that nest about the court house. The order says “they are filthy” and a nuiance. Accordingly a dozen men deputized to be at the court house at 5 o’clock sharp Monday morning, Dec. 25, for the purpose of carrying out orders from the health board. The following gentlemen were dep utized: Dr. Eugene Bramlett, Gar land Kimmons, Tom Metts, Oscar Douglass, Lex Ramey, Wiley Chand ler, Thomas Yates, H. Rowland, Dr. J. C. Culley, Dr. Guyton, Harry Bryant, Dr. Whitt Rowland, G. G. Greenacre, Judge Falkner. All of these men were not present, but there must have been a dozen of them on hand with their doublebarreled and automatic shot guns. Not since the days of 64 were there such shooting as was on the main square of the city Christmas morn ing. More than six hundred shots were fired and more than a hundred • ons were killed. It was great sport, and being Christmas little care was exercised as to “direct” aim. The shoot was resumed at five o’clock Monday afternoon when it seemed that Grants armv had again charged the city, but the pigeons had not forgotten their experience of the early hour and the birds sailed high The “officers” had strict orders not to shoot a bird only while it was fly ing. The State board will probably is sue orders to clean un the court house floor and yard, which is the sub ject of much discussion since the mat ter of shooting the pigeons came up. TATE—HATHORN. Mr. William Bryan Tate and Miss Mary Alice Hathorn. of Oxford, Miss., were quietly married at Holly Springs, Miss., last night (Wednesday). They left immediately for Memphis for a few days. The Eagle joins in extending con gratulations and well wishes for a happy wedded life. Both are 7nenib ers of prominent Oxford families! j BARBOUR—LOVETT. Calvin Caine Barbour, captain and star halfback of “Ole Miss” football team and a student at the 'gfciversity of Mississippi, and Miss Kathryn Lovett, director of physical education for women at the University were married Dec. 24 at the home of Mr. Barbour’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Barbour in Vicksburg, Rev. A. M. Ayres, pastor First Presbyterian Church officiating. MODLIN—HARGIS. Rev. and Mrs. W. I. Hargis of Ox ford, Miss., announce the marriage of their daughter. Rosa, to Mr. Guy D. Modlin of Corinth, Miss., on Wednes day, Dec. 27, the cere* ^nv being per formed bv the father of‘1»i*e bride. After a short bridal trip the';9*v will be at home in Corinth. * * „ ^ REEL—FURR. Mr. W. W. Reel and Miss Willie Murle Furr were married Sunday evening at 6 o’clock at the home of Rev. Dudley of the First Presbyterian church in the presence of a few friends. The bride and groo?n left immediately after the ceremony for Handcock, Maryland, the old home of the groom, where they will spend sev eral weeks with his parents befoie re turning to Tupelo where they will make their home. Thev will also spend a part of their noneymoo.i in Washington and Baltimore. Mr. Reel is the very Dopular and trusted night clerk at the Southern Hotel, which position he has held dur ing the past five years. He has a great many friends in Tupelo as well as among the traveling public, all of whom he has earned by his unspar ing attention and unaffected cour tesy. Miss Furr has been an emnloyee of the Cumberland Telephone Co. in Tu pelo for six years and has made a great many friends. Mr. and Mrs. Reel will be at home to their friends in Tupelo some time after the first of the year at Mrs. Hutchinson’s residence.—Tupelo Re view, 22nd Inst. WILSON—WALLACE. A marriage of interest to people of Oxford and Lafayette County occcur ed on the night of Dec. 23rd when Miss Pearl Wilson of Oxford and Mr. Fred Wallace of Water Valley, Miss, were united by Pastor Roland Q, Leavell at the Baptist pastorium. Miss Wilson has been the very popular employee of the Rowland Drug Co. where she has made for herself many friends among the Ox ford people. Mr. Wallace is a native of Lafayette County but is now oper ating a transportation business in Water Valley. Mr. and Mrs. Wallace left on the night train for their honeymoon trip, and after their return, will be at home to their friends in Water Vol ley, Miss.