Che north Mississippi Herald.
A WEEKLY PAPER WORTH WHILE
"THE LOVE OF COUNTRY GUIDES. ”
WATER VALLEY, YALOBUSHA COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18. 1918
THF ONLY LIVE PAPER IN THE COUNT*
Proceedings of The Board of
County, State of Mississippi.
October Term, 1918.
Re it remembered that the Honor
able Board of Supervisors of Yalo
busha County, Mississippi assembled
in regular session in the office of the
Chancery Clerk in the County Court
House in the Second District of said
County and State in the Town of
Water Valley, Mississippi on the first
Monday of October it being the 7th
day of October, 1918.
There were present the following
H. P. Pate pres, and member Beat 1
W. H. Walters, member Beat 2
J. J. Copeland member Beat 3
G. T. Lyon, member Beat 4
W. G. Vickery member Beat 5
L. T. Wisdom, Clerk by J. G. Fly D. C.
Dave Patterson, Sheriff.
R. F. Kimmons, Attorney.
The Court having been opened in
due form by the Sheriff the follow
ing proceedings were had, towit:
It was ordered by the Board that
the following accounts be allowed.
GENERAL LOAN FUND:—
irlaim INo. Amount
76 Dave Patterson transp_ $9.20
78 Dave Patterson feed pris._ 12.60
74 Frank McFarland clng C II 1.50
73 Dave Patterson transp_ 4.60
72 Geo Goforth 1 load pine.. 2.50
71 Columbus Willis clng C II 18.00
70 Germo Mfg. Co oil_ 37.35
69 Lucy Burton washing_ 2.00
101 Dave Patterson freight.. .84
68 Annie Wright cln«' isilp 2.00
67 Dave Patterson adding ma
chine paper_ .57
66 Burroughs Adding machine
64 S. N. Snead feed pris_ 39.00
102 N| Miss Herald et al pub 10.00
66 Dave Patterson stamps_ 3.00
3 Tilda Vickery et al temp rlf 104.00
151 H. P. Pate ex services_ 15.00
152 Miss Lillian Dorris sal.. 43.74
163 J. J. Copeland ex services 18.00
107 C. V. Cox pay’t on contr’t 400.00
126 C. W. Kincade nursing
pauper - 20.00
100 D. D. Patterson tel mesg 1.26
108 D. D. Patterson cash for
113 Geo. T. Lyon ex services 24.00
4 .< Dr. J. S. Donaldson sal 29.16
48 A. B. Porter sundries_ 6.85
47 City of W V water & lights 26.07
43 Dave Putterson stamps_ 1.00
46 J. F. Provine cash paid
35 L. T. Wisdom Tel messages .85
133 Cumberland Tel. & Tel
Co., Tel. rent.. 3.26
150 L. T. Wisdom tel messages
and express_ 3.78
27 N. Miss Herald printing.. 7.50
136 W. H. Walters extra serv 15.00
130 J. W. McLarty & Co. sun
dries . 14.61
125 C. W. Kincade paupers
board .. I8.75
143 W. G. Vickery ex serv_18.00
Order D. D. Patterson serv.. 4.00
Order L. T. Wisdom same_ 6.00
. Order R. F. Kimmons same.. 25.00
" HKIUuE FUND:—
U3 W. B. Williamson bridge
work .. 3.45
96 L. E. Holt lumber_._ 43.02
105 F, M. Edwards bridge wk 8.00
109 H. D. Chapman rpr bridge 5.60
-110 H, A, Jones lumber_ 10.00
111 T. R. McCullar haulng Ibr 53.35
123 Smith Eros, lumber_ 3.83
41 J W Baskerville rpr bridge 1.50
99 L. E. Holt lumber_ 66.40
89 Jack Ford rpr bridge_ 1.50
42 Robert Jones luml er__ 4.95
40 J. W. Mooney bldg bridge 36.50
87 Geo Tomlin rpr bridge.. * 5.00
86 Marvin Jackson building
83 R. H. Wilbourn same.. 17.60
92 Pat McNamee rpr bridge.. 2.00
129 J. W- McLarty sundries 32.94
135 Gore Lumber Co. Ibr..,. 9,72
131 H. E. Robertson lumber 28.90
134 W. B. Shaw haul lbr_ 1.50
168 E. H. Ralston lumber_ 24.50
137 H. E. Robertson lumber 31.00
138 Coffeeville Lbr Co lbr_ 48.67
158 C. T. Williams lumber ._ 19.32
139 Coffeeville Lbr Co. lbr... 48.57
140 Coffeeville Lbr Co lbr__ 48.57
142 Jim Boland rpr bridge_ 1.00
141 Coffeeville Lbr. Co. lbr.. 20.70
144 W. C, Adams hauling lum
ber and lumber... 27.63
146 Adams & Williams bridge
145 Adams & Williams same 37.16
147 Adams & Williams same 23.00
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PASS THE CRISIS
IN WATER VALLEY
Out of over 1200 eases of Spanish
influenza reported in the city of
Water Valley only six deaths to date
are attributable to the disease. The
city doctors have worked faithfully
night and day and the remarkably low
death rate speaks volumes in favor
of their skill and the constant and
efficient service rendered the public
during the ravages of the epidemic.
The disease seemed to have reach
ed its crest or high state about Sun
day and has been gradually abating
or "running out” every day since.
The men who were first stricken are
beginning to return to their work at
the I. C. shops, the Yocona Mills have
again begun operation, and there is
a general improvement in conditions
all over the city. If the public will
continue to exercise due caution and
care it is hoped to wipe the disease
out entirely within the next 10 days.
WATER VALLEY FAIR
Although there was only about two
weeks announcement the community
fair here on Oct. 5 was quite a suc
cess. In fact it surpassed the reason
able expectations of the County
Agents as well as the people of
Water Valley and the surrounding
Ther were on exhibition 28 differ
ent agricultural products including
several of the importory clovers. The
display of alfalfa attracted quite a
bit of interest. This was grown on
Mr. J. It. Sissel’s place in south
! western part of town by Mr. A.
Crocker. The piece of ground on
which this was grown was planted 7
years ago, and today has almost a
There was a fine display of sorghum,
and its products. The exhibit of the
various varities of field peas, velvet
beuus and soy beans was especially
good and shows just what good forage
crops can be grown here.
There was quite a variety of fruits
: h(A. n, both fresh and canned, which
snow* uiul tuc folks are all thorough
believers in the home orchard propo
sition. In order for the people to
become acquainted with a disease of
peaches there were shown several
brown rot peaches (mummies, as they
are called.) These were collected
from an orchard clinging to the trees
the day before the fair. These
mummy peaches can be found n al
most every orchard in the county that
has not been sprayed for the disease.
The exhibit of vegetables only
shows that the people are complying
with the wishes of the War Depart
ment in having war gardens. There
was shown either fresh, canned or
dried nearly every vegetable that can
be growu in this section.
There were more than 70 head of
fine hogs shown, most of which were
ic^ioicicu ux suujou tu
and all first class specimens of their
respective breeds. Hardly anyone
knfew. that there were so many nice
hogs in the community. • Quite a few
of these were hogs that The Peoples
Bank had bought and sold, to the
farmers and their boys to encourage
hog raising. The Elks Club has
done its bit in encouraging hog rais
ing. There were several good milch
cows and young mule colts on hand
In spite of the fact that the peo
ple had but a few days to prepare
for an exhibit of any kind the col
lections of everything did credit to
Water Valley and it is proof sufficient
that the people are prepared for liv
ing at home and that they do not
have to depend on having this food
shipped in from other points.
Mrs. Woods, Miss Mary Agnes
Carter, Supt. J. E. Hodnett and Cir
cuit Clerk, Wallace Young rendered
Suable assistance to the County
Agents in preparing for the fair.
Everybody seemed well pleased
with the day's results and several
have expressed themselves in favor
of a fair here next fall. So the thing
to do is to begin now for next year
for there is sure to be one. Every
body wants it. There is no better
way for the farmers to show and ad
vertise their stock and farm products
than at fairs. The club boys and
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has about 700 boys
now in the service
of our country who
are Giving their All
---What are YOU
doing or giving?
. We are still enjoying the Freedom
which they are fighting and dying for.
Date Only $165,000.00
With only two days in which to raise our deficiency of
$55,000.00, the question is to ask yourself, “Have I done my
part?” “Have I done what I could?” There is only one
person who knows what you should do—and that is yourself.
What is the money to be used for from the sale of these
bonds? To support our home boys, of course. Every other
county in every other state is doing what we are asked to do,
subscribe to the Fourth Liberty Loan with 4 V4 per cent interest
on your money, payable every six months, with your property
as security as well as your wealthy neighbor.
Now what are you going to do? Just make up your
mind, go to your Bank and hand in your subscription before
12 o’clock Saturday, October the 19th. Make a sacrifice if
necessary, one time in your life.
Yalobusha County has never failed to
do its part and is not going to fail when
our Uncle Sam calls on us for Men or
Money—Now do your part.
H. K. HUNTER, Co. Chairman
, J. LELAND TRUSTY, Sales Director
Water Valley, Miss., October 18th, 1918
UNCLE SAM SAYS
YOU MUST PAY UP
Only Two More Issues of The
Herald Before Your Name Is
Taken off The List, If You
Are Not Paid Up.
In order to conserve print paper
the War Industrial Board has issued
the fallowing regulations governing
the publication of weekly newspa
pers which every newspaper will be
compelled to observe. We must
have our subscription books in order
not later than November first, show
ing that no subscription is overdue
more than three months. We trust
that our friends will appreciate our
obligation to meet these war require
ments, of our government and not
make it necessary to drop a single
name from our lists on account of
The Herald has never failed to
grant credit to any deserving person,
and the management would gladly
extend further extension of time on
the back subscription accounts if it
was possible. But in this case we
are compelled to enforce the collec
tion of ALL back accounts. Now
we hope you will treat us as fair and
square as we have treated you during
all the years we have been publish
ing the paper. We don’t want to
take a single name off the list, neith
er do we want to give your account
to a lawyer to enforce collection—so
we ask you to kindly comply with
the government’s order and settle
your account at once.
Following is the text of the gov
ernment’s order affecting every news
The discontinuance of all
subscriptions that are not re
newed and p£’id in advance at
the time the subscriptions ex
The elimination of all free copies
except one to each advertiser.
The elimination of all exchanges ex
cept where the papers received are
absolutely essential to the conduct
of the paper.
The discontinuance of the practice
of conducting subscription contests
or clubbing arrangements when the
weekly paper does not receive ap
proximately full subscription price.
MUST REPORT AMOUNT USED.
Publishers of weekly news papers
wall be supplied by the war industries
with blanks for the purpose of report
ing the amount of paper used by them
each month from Sept 1, 1917 to
Sept. 1, 1918.
The statements made by the pub
lishers will be in the form of affida
vits, and each month for the next
twelve they will be required to make
a sworn statement showing the a
mount of paper consumed during that
month, and it is expected that this
amount will be 15 per cent less than
that used during the same month of
the previous year.
Publishers who have stock on
hand will not be allowed to use in
larger ratio than those who must buy
from month to month.
Failure to make accurate reports,
or failure to make reductions will re
sult in either mills or jobbers being
required to shut off the supply of
paper to the offending publisher.
It is not the desire of the war in
dustries board to seriously injure the
business of any weekly newspaper,
and there will be some exceptions
made to the general rules in order
to avoid such injury. But these ex
ceptions will be announced general
ly, and will govern in all cases to
which they apply. The board can
not undertake to consider each in
It is not expected at this time that
any further reductions in the use of
print paper will be made, but the war
industries board has made it clear
that should the fuel problem become
worse further reductions may be
found necessary they would be based
on the amount of paper then being
used by each paper, and for that
reason it is very important that
while each publisher should make the
required reduction that is now asked,
he should not, for his own protection,
make more than the required reduc
REQUIRE PAYMENT IN ADVANCE
The saving should be made by cut
ting off every particle of unprofitable
circulation. Cut off the dead-heads,
the people who do not pay in advance,
and set the subscription pries M ft
point where, even with a less number
of subscribers, there will be a greater
A reduction in size will inevitably
mean more than a 15 per cent reduc
tion in paper consumption, and when
a greater reduction is made its pub
lisher simply places his paper at a
disadvantage with its competitors,
and should another reduction he
necessary he would be unable to meet
it without going out of business en
tirely, a thing the government wishes
Every weekly newspaper must be
prepared to swear to the amount of
paper used during the past 12 months,
by months, and then he must figure
a monthly reduction from these
figures of only 15 per cent.
The Community Fair at Oakland
Tuesday was considered by many the
best ever held there. There was a
big crowd of people present. There
was an airship there from Park Field
which was of much interest to many.
Mr. Mette of the Farm Development
Bureau at Memphis was there to
judge the poultry. Three free trips
to State Fair and three five dollar
gold pieces were won by the club
girls and boys on their chickens.
Below is a list of names who won
Best all round exhibit—Miss Lucy
Best collection canned fruit—Miss
Best collection canned vegetables—
Mrs. Carson Moore.
Best six jar pickle—Mrs. Carson
Best six jar preserves—Miss Lucy
Best jar apples—Mrs. Lizzie Brew
Best jar peaches—Mrs. Hattie Mc
Best jar pears—Mrs. Black.
Best jar plums—Mrs. Carson
Best jar blackberries—Mrs. Ger
Best jar beans—Mrs. Carson
Best jar beets—Mrs. Malinda
Best jar carrots—Miss Lucy Sayle.
Best jar corn—Y. H. S.
Best jar egg plant—Miss Lucy Sayle.
Best jar green peppers—Miss Lucy
Best jar okra—Miss Lucy Sayle.
Best jar pears—Miss Lucy Sayle.
Best jar pimentos—Miss Lucy
Best jar soup mixture—Mrs. G.
Best jar tomatoes—Mrs. Carson
Best jar potatoes—Y. H. S.
Best centerpiece—Mrs. W. T.
Best table linen—Miss Mary Swear
Best household linen—Mrs. Tom
Best crochet—Mrs. W. T. Clogston.
Best baby section—Mrs. Tom Todd.
Best knitting—Mrs. W. B. Thorn.
Best miscellaneous needle work—
Mrs. G. D. Briscoe.
Best article made up—Mrs. P. S.
Best specimen tatting—Mrs. W. T.
Best bed spread—Miss Lula Swear
Best variety fruits and vegetaDles
—Mr. J. P. Neal.
Second—Mrs. J. M. Bailey.
Best basket pears—Mrs. W. K.
Best basket apples—Mrs. Ben
Best turnips—Mrs. S. A. Swearen
Best doz. white eggs—-Mrs. Lucy
Best doz. brown eggs—Mrs. Lucy
Beet bouquet flowers—Mrs. Ger
First pen B. P. Rock—Mrs. Hattie
Second young pen—Miss Lucy
First pen Leghorns—Miss Lucy
First cockerel—Mrs. McPherson. *
First pullet—Mrs. McPherson.
CLUB PRIZE OF CRENAOA BANK
Names of those who won trips are:
Bob Short Pollard. Louise Wilbourn.
Baley Keith Black.
SECOND PRIZES OF $5.00
Lois Allen. Mary Donaldson.
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