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A WEEKLY PAPER WORTH WHILE TBI LOVE OP COUNTRY GUIDE* THE ONLY LIVE PAPER IN THE COUNTY VOLUME XXXIV WATER VALLEY, YALOBUSHA COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI. FRIDAY. NOV. 17, 1922 NUMBER 44 M. E. SOUTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE ENDS Pastors Assigned For Respec tive Districts—Revs. L. P. Wasson and M. E. Scott Re turned to Water Valley. (BY REV. E. H. CUNNINGHAM) WATER VALLEY, Miss., Nov. 12. —The fifty-third annual session of the North Mississippi Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, South, which has been in session at First Methodist Church, this city, for a week, reached adjournment after the reading of the appointments this evening. All pulpits in Water Valley were filled both morning and evening by visiting ministers. Bishop Ainsworth preached at 11 o'clock at the First Methodist Church, taking as his text, Matthew xvi-15, “Whom say ye that I am?” The magnitude and comprehensive ness of the leading thought of his ser mon we have not seen surpassed. Un der the spell of Bishop Ainsworth’s sermon today one can scarcely refrain from judging it as matchless. His handling and presentation of the sub ject matter was an evidence of erudite scholarship, splendid imagination, matchless logic and forceful and im pressive utterance, all backed by a deep spirituality and unswerving al legiance to Christian faith that ren dered the good bishop’s effort su preme. The versatility of approach, the dif ferent attitudes combined and focus ed the thoughts of his hearers like a colossal observatory turned on to an unvarying planet, the Christ. It clarified much confusion that often entangles the untrained mind. To follow Bishop Ainsworth and , to grapple the masterful systematiza tion of deep revealing truth led his hearers to the very feet of the Lord, filled their souls with the inspiring spirit of devotion and gave them the courage to stand unveiled before the throne of the Almighty. Church Is Taxed— The First Methodist Church wr taxed to its capacity, and none we:: away without the consciousness that they had been brought nearer to God. The annual love feast was directed by Rev. D. W. Babb. Hundreds test fied to a greater faith and determina tion to be faithful to the end. The bishop ordained the class of deacons at the close of he morninr service and the class of elders at tb close of the evening service, after a great sermon by Rev, E. S. Lewi pastor of First Church, Greenville. The conference convened in mem orial session this afternoon with R(" James T. McCafferty, Amory, pre siding. Many loving tributes were paid to the memory of Rev. John Richy of New Albany and Winona respectively, who have died during the year. Three preachers have lost their wives during the year and have the prayers and sympathy of the confer ence. The wives of ministers who have gone from us during the year are Mrs. Nash Broyles, Clarksdale; Mrs. Wiliam V. Shearer, Noxapater; and Mrs. A. L. Davenport, Brooks ville. Resolution of thanks was adopted by unanimous vote at the church to night, thanking the people of Water Valley generally, the bishop, whose administration was so highly com mended by the cabinet yesterday, al so Secretaries, pastor hosts, Rev. L. P. Wasson and M. E. Scott and every person or persons who in any way contributed to the pleasure and pro fit of the greatest conference session ever held in North Mississippi. Those who preached in Water Val ley today filling the various pulpits are: E. S. Lewis, F. Watkins, W. M. McIntosh, C. M. Chapman, John Robertson, L. II. Estes, Olin Ray, Mel ville Johnson, Nash Broyles, L. A. McKeon, R. I. Collins, A. J. Henry, H. W.( Young, R. 0. Brown, James E. Cunningham. The following names were in at tendance upon the conference ses sions: Herbert Stevens, Jeff Busby, B. G. Lowrey, Judge Tom Pegran, all of them together with the two bishops, Ainsworth and Beauchamp, being entertained in the home of Judge J. G. McGowan of this city. Mrs. R. A. Tucker, Grenada; J. B. Sanders, Booneville; T. E. Gregory, - r . -- - - - -« - ~ « - - , - Exclusive Pictures of Amundsen in Arctic Snows Making Ready for Air Trip to North Pole. * ' - - ~ - —.-■ ■ a door of a little hut 80 miles from Point Barrow, in the Arctic wastes, stands the grizzled and gray explorer, Capt. Amundsen, awaiting what seems an opportune hour during the long Polar night for the first air plane dight over the Top of the World—to the North Pole. ^ sc e*clus'v® photographs are the first brought back of the hearty Norwegian explorer since his ship ^Maud anchored off Point Hope. Lower picture show Capt. Amundsen helping his crew unload the motors foi his airplane To the right, Capt. Amundsen in the dooi of his hut at WauirighL Amundsen will dy au American all-metal plaue. Columbus; DeWitt Bolton, Marietta; W. C. Footvoye were present today. Apppoints Evangelista— The bishop appointed new evangel ists as will be shown by the appoint ments. These are men experienced and gifted, well fitted for the large tasks awaiting them. Pastorial appointments) of the several districts followed. Grenada District— R. A. Tucker, presiding elder, Ab beville, R. G. Lord; Ashland, R. E. Crowson; CofTeeville, G. A. Baker; Duck Hill, G. D. Burt; Durant, R. P. Neblett; Ebenezer, A. J. Henry; Gre nada, Melville Johnson; Holcomb, W. F. Rogers; Holly Springs, W. R. Lott; Kilmichael, J. A. Goad; Lamar, W. C. Beasley; Lexington, J. W. Ward; Ox ford, L. M. Lipscomb; Paris, G. W. Russell; Pickens, J. S. Duncan; Pop lar Creek, G. W. Robertson; Red Banks, W. W. Bruner; Sallis, R. G. A. Carlisle; Tie Plant, H. G. Roberts; Vaiden and West, J. W. Raper; Wat erford, W. R. Liming; Water Valley, (First Church), L. P. Wasson, (Main Sjreet Church), M. E. Scott; Winona Station, Carroll Varner; Winona Cir cuit, J. S. Maxey; president Grenada College, J. R. Countiss; Professor of Grenada College, J. E. Stephens; con ference missionary secretary, B. P. Jaco; assistant secretary board of missions, R. H. Ruff. Transfers—R. T. Hollingsworth in the class of the first year from the Mississippi conference. C. L. Rogers an elder from the South Georgia con ference. B. F. Hammond an elder from the North Alabama conference. W. A. Langley in the class of the first year from the North Georgia confer ence. R. G. Moore, a deacon from the China conference. Transfers Out—J. A. Poe, an elder to the Louisville coaference. ILLINOIS CENTRAL EOOTLEG GING GAME BEING BROKEN UP Chicago, Nov. 14.—Forty-four per sons were named in a suppressed in dictment voted against the alleged operators of a secret whiskey roucc between New Orleans and Chicago, which was returned by the federal grand jury today. Most of those named were resi dents of Chicago and employes of the Illinois Central railroad. Thom as Fadden, a former saloon keeper, also was named in the indictment, which was returned last month but was held up until service had been obtained on all the defendants. According to E. L. Weisel, assist ant U. S. Attorney, who obtained the indictments, more than one hundred cases of whiskey weekly were smug gled into Chicago from New Orleans. He said the whiskey had been brought from Cuba in former submarine chas ers, which were purchased from the government by bootleggers. PARDONS ARE NOT IN ORDER Negroes Remain on Farms; Burden of Proof Rests With Lieut.-Governor. Two negroes over whom the con troversy between Governor Russell and Lieutenant Governor Casteel 1 arose when the latter attempted to pardon them last Saturday when the | chief executive was supposed to be attending a football game in Mem phis, are still on the farms, accord ing to Secretary J. J. Coman of the ! state prison board. The governor wired his instruc tions from Horn Lake, it is under stood, and they are being carried out to the letter. His Excellency, though possibly not quite within the con fines of the state when he received infomation that the pardons were in process of being issued, lost no time in crossing the border ad mak ing plain his stand on the matter. To cinch the matter, football game gone to the four winds, the leading citizen made haste to return to his domain and to set about the preser vation of order. The pardons were of no account, said the chief, and were not worth the paper on which , they were written, as he was not out ' of the state at the time they were issued; they were not real pardons anyhow, written with a typewriter, and not the official documents that may be obtained only from the office of the governor of Mississippi. Just how the land lies at present is not generally known, though it has been intimated all is not as it should be and the administration is not proceeding with usual smooth ness. It would appear that the bur den of proof rests with the lieuten ant governor as to the validity of his pardons. They seemed to be per fectly good pardons to Mr. Casteel, drawn in proper form, signed and attested and the great seal of the state of Mississippi affixed. THE RED CROSS DRIVE There is a drive now on for en rollment of Red Cros3 members. The drive started November 11, Amristice Day, and will close November 30. The state has been divided into dis tricts and each city and town has been appointed a number of members to be enrolled according to the size of the place. Water Valley has been pro portioned at two hundred members. Miss Jessie Wagndr, chairman of the Water Valley district, is working hard to fill the city’s quota of two hundred but she can’t do it alone. It is up to every patriotic, philanthropic citizen to come forward and register. FOUR LIVES LOST IN FIRE AT AMORY “T. P. A.” Hotel at That Place Destroyed Early Monday Morning. AMORY, Miss., Nov. 13.—Four persons were burned to death in a fire which destroyed the “T. P. A.” Hotel here early today. The dead: C. F. Atheide, Evans ville, Ind.; T. J. Marshall, Memphis; Jack Bolden, address unknown, and C. W. Pruett, a railroad news agent. T. H. Murray, Myrtle, Miss., was seriously injured when he jumped from a second story window. Atheide was a member of a hard ware lumber firm with headquarters at Evansville. Marshall was a trav eling representative for a publishing ! company. The fire is believed to have been caused by the explosion of an oil stove at the foot of a stairway. The bodies of all killed have been recover ed. Marshall formerly was a resident of j Caledonia, Miss. Pruett’s home was in (Kansas City, Mo. ROBINSON—WALKER Miss Bettie Lou Walker, the at tractive daughter of Judge and Mrs. Will Walker, and Mr. Elmer Robin son, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Robin son of this city, were married Satur day afternoon at 4 o’clock, Judge C. L. Chadwick performing the marriage ceremony at his residence in this city. Mr. and Mrs. Robinson will begin housekeeping at once at their rural home a few miles west of Water Val ley. NOTICE OF LIVE STOCK SHIP MENT There -will be a co-operative ship ment of hogs and cattle Friday, Dec. 1st. from Water Valley. This will be the last shipment we will make this year. We will ship chickens Wednesday, Nov. 22. H. L. COLEMAN, Mgr. Farm Bureau. MISSION AT ST. PATRICK CHURCH, NOVEMBER 19 The Rev. Father Connolly, a Paul ist Father from New York City will give a Mission at St. Patrick Church, starting at 7 o’clock p. m., Nov. 19, Sunday night, and ending the follow ing Sunday night. There will be a Question Box—everybody invited all the week to come and hear this Mis sion Priest. He will explain anything you wish to know of the Catholic i Faith. HOUSTON WELL PRODUCES OIL Quite a little stir was created by announcement, first of the week, that a showing of oil has been dis covered in the Houston well and more interest than ever before ig now be ing manfested in the oil project here. Operations had been suspended for several days on account of not hav ing sufficient water. Last Saturday evening, the driller, Mr. Danner, de tected the smell of gas around the well He unplugged the hole and held a lighted match over it and the gas ignited and burned for some time. The next day he bailed cut the well and got a good showing of oil. The well has been bailed three timeg and each time a good showing of oil secured. Numbers of people from West Point, Meridian, Water V alley and other places have visited the well, and a number of men who are experienced in the oil business have expressed themselves as being certain that there is a real and gQT\ uine showing of oil in the Houston well. The driller, Mr. Danner, says that there is a showing of genuine oil but not in paying quantity and that it may be necessary to drill two or three hundred feet before a pay mjentity is secured, but that he is confident that oil will be secured here in paying quantity. There is now a supply of water and drilling will be continued a' rapidly as possible and developments will be eagerly watched.—Houston Times-Post. HOUSTON IS ALL EXCITED OVER PROSPECTS OF OIL Most of the folks around Houston seem to be very much excited right now over prospects of oil caused by a distinct showing of oil recently in the well that is being drilled near that city. Mr. Danner, th« driller, has been laboring for several months in an effort to drill the well deep enough for a test. He has worked under extreme handicaps all along and it would be extremely gratifying to his personal friends were he to succeed in discovering that stream of liquid gold that many people are now confident is beneath the soil of this section of the state. In addi tion, the discovery of oil in paying quantities would probably make some people we know in Calhoun County cut a few monkey-shines and in gen eral conduct themselves in a most undignified manner.—Calhoun City Monitor-Herald. BIGGEST BUSINESS IN THE WHOLE WORLD United State* Pottal Service Ha* An. nual Turnover of $3,000,000,000. TOPEKA, Kans., Nov. 10.—T h e United States postal service is the biggest business in the world, Post master-General Work said in address ing the general conference of Kansas Postal Employes, held preceding a meeting of the Kansas Postmasters’ Association, here today. “The Postoflicc Department spends six hundred million dollars a year,” Mr. Work added. “It has an annual turnover of three billion dollars- It pays into the treasury four hundred eighty-five million dollars a year, and it is practically self-supporting. Dur ing the year over twelve billion letters are handled. Six and one half mil lion families are served every day by the rural mail carriers. The carriers before sunset every day travel one million one hunderd seventy thousand miles. The postoffice Department every year uses enough twine to en circle the earth 32 times. It has five hunderd thousand depositors in postal savings—more than any banking in stitution in the country. “The department is the biggest ex press company in the world. It han dles two billion five hundred million packages each year. NOTICE To Whom it May Concern This is notice that I have turned my business affairs over to my wife, j Mattie Austin, to manage during my absence. She will pay all bills of account and collect all accounts due me. Not broke nor in debt nor boll wee vil scared. I expect to live and do business here many years yet to [come. WILL AUSTIN. FLIMINATE POLITICS FROM STATE SCHOOLS Voters Seek Changes in Educa tive Appointive Powers. JACKSON, Miss., Nov. 12.—In dorsement by the League of Women Voters of the proposition of the De partment of Education to "take the university and college out of politics” brings all the women’s organizations in line on the suggestion, others hav ing previously acted, as well as the State Teachers’ Association, which is about eighty per cent women. With this backing there is scarcely a doubt that some measure will be proposed and adopted in the next Leg islature changing the present plan of appointment of the trustees. The de partment of education frankly admits that it has formulated no definite plan at present, but will later have some suggestons. Under the present law the board of trustees of university and colleges is named by the governor. It is true such appointments are to be con firmed by the Senate. This board elects the heads of the university and colleges and practically controls the management of the same. Manifestly it is impossible under such a plan to keep politics out of the management of the institutions. If the governor i3 to be deprived of the appointment of the trustee board the question arises how shall same be appointed. One suggestion is that the Legisla ture elect the trustees in joint session. Another s that the department of education should have a voice in the selection of these trustees, though this does not come from the depart ment itself. In the case of the state board of health the State Medical Association is allowed to designate several mem bers of the board and the governor appoints the men so designated. It is asked why should not the state association have a similar voice in the selection of the trustee board. OF LOCAL INTEREST GG6 cures LaGrippe. Mr. Jack Rowe is on the sick list Rub-My-Tism for Rheumatism. Mr. J. W. Smith is on the sick list. Mrs. Dan McMinn is on the sick list. Mr. T. K. Berry spent Monday in Charleston. Master Riddie Ray is on the sick list this week. Mr. D. S. Ray spent Sunday in Taylor with friends. Mr. Tom Brown is the visitor of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Porter. Mr. and Mrs. Buel Mills went to Charleston Saturday afternoon. Prof, and Mrs. Guy D. Dean spe t Wednesday afternoon in Oxford. •Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Thorne, of Memphis, spent Tuerday in the city. Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Teas of Mem phis are the guests of relatives in the city. Miss Lula Thorne, of Memphis is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Thorne. Mrs. L. D. Berry and two children of New Orleans are Water Valley visitors this week. .LOST—White Persian cat. I f found return to Mrs. C. C. \ aughn and receive reward. Mr. and Mrs. John Black of Mem phis, spent the week end in the city with relatives and friends. A Christmas Suggestion—a pleas ing portrait. A gift that money can not buy but for you to give it is tho very thing. Bo it now—get them early. TO TRADE—A fine full-blood Jer sey heifer calf for a yearling st to butcher. This is a fine Jersey heif er and will make a prize cow. Ca 1 at this office. Mrs. Henry Blackstone is improv ing rapidly after her operation at the Lucy Brinkley Hospital. She is ex pected home the early part of next week. Customers are floocking by the hundreds to Oscar J. Davis’ store where they secure valuable alumi num ware free with their purchases. Read Mr. Davis’ big advertisement in this issue.