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A WEEKLY PAPER WORTH WHILE “THE LOVE OF COUNTRY GUIDES.” . THE ONLY LIVE PAPER IN THE COUNTV VOLUME XXXV WATER VALLEY, YALOBUSHA COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, MAY 11, 1923 NUMBER 13 PARENT TEACHER ASS’N ISSUES QUESTIONARIES Want to Know How County Candidates Stand—Request Answers in Full to Each Question. QUESTIONARIES Since the Parent Teacher Associa tion is an organization for the uplift of the community, the improvement of society, the protection of children and the welfare of the State it pre sents the following questionarie to the candidates. An answer from each candidate is expected to each question. 2—What is your attitude toward the increase of public debt in this county and in the state? 2— What is your attitude toward enabling the county not to exceed in expenses its income, and will you, if elected, insist on keeping the co unty’s expenses within its income? 3— What plan have you to suggest for getting a dollar’s worth of service for every dollar expended in your of fice at public expenses? 4— Are you in favor of enforce ment of all laws? 6—If you are elected to the office to which you aspire will you publicly and privately favor and support the Constitution of the United States and the State of Miss., and the laws there of, or will you give courage and coun sel to enemies of the law by consort ing with them and line up for them? 6—If you are elected will you stay on the job and discharge the duties of the office yourself, or will you make the office a side line and be off on pleasure trips as your own personal business? rleiie Answer Fully 7— Do you drink publicly or privately? 8— As a member of the Board of Supervisors will you see that no man who habitually violates the law or is opposed to law and enforcement has his name in the jury box of the county? 9— Will you by your counsel, aid and assistance, cooperate with law enforcement officers or will you con sort with criminals? 10— Please state your qualifica tions for the special office to which you aspire, ANOTHER BLOW TO PROHIBITION LAWS Court Holds Doctors Can Pre scribe Any Amount. New York, May 9.—Federal Judge Knox today declared void that portion of the Volstead act which limits the amount of liquor which a physician may prescribe ftnd granted an injunc t|on restraining prohibition enforce ment authorities from interfering with the practice of Dr. Samuel W.; Lambert Washington, May 9.—Wet lead ers here were jubilant today over the decision of Federal Judge Knox in New York declaring void that part of the Volstead enforcement act which limits the amount of liquor which a physician may prescribe and his grant of an injunction restraining the au thorities from interfering with a physician who brought suit on the issue. x ne court s decision was almost wholly in line with the argument made by opponents of the Volstead act in Congress when the Willis Campbell provision to limit physicians prescriptions was enacted. The argu ment made then was that the prohi bition constitutional amendment was directed against the use of liquor for medicinal purposes. The anti-prohibitionists believe that the case will eventually become of great importance and they confident ly expect that the supreme court will uphold the decision of Judge Knox. That the case will reach the supreme court they have no doubt, Prohibition leaders while admitting that the supreme court could pass separately on a separate section of the enforcement act, recalled that the court had upheld the act as a whole and were hopeful that the Willis Campebll section if brought to the court’s attention would also be sus tained. NEW FACULTY ELECTED FOR CIH_SCHOOLS Prof. I. J. Marrs Retained Superintendent—Only Few Teachers Selected. At a recent meeting of the Board of trustees of the City Public Schools, the following new faculty was elect ed for the coming 1923-1924 school year: I. J. MARRS, Superintendent. Wagner Street School— First Grade, (low) Mrs. C. P. Brown, First Grade (high) Mrs. Marie Gooch Second Grade, Miss Leva Biles, Third Grade, Miss Inder Davidson, Fourth Grade, Mrs. Willie Rose Blaker Fifth Grade Miss Gladys Shaw, Sixth Grade, Mrs. Frances Tarver, Junior High, (Math, Hist, Civics) Miss Lucile Brown, Junior High, (English, Geography,) to be selected Senior High: Hall Teacher, Miss Cornie Mayes, English, Mi9s Minnie Frederick, Mathematics, Miss Clyde Adams. Latin, Mrs. Coralie Metcalf, Science, Miss Mariam Jackson, History, Miss Mable Lynn Markette, Home Economics, Miss Jennie Hill, Commercial, Miss Ida B. Nall, North Main Street School:. First Grade, (low) Miss Lula Erick son, First Grade, (high) and Second, Miss Fannie Mae Fletcher, Third and Fourth, Mrs. E. S. Whitley, Fifth and Sixth. Miss Emma Adding ton, Music, Mrs. M. A. Watkins and Miss Ruth Rizer. HAMMER MURDERESS ADMITS HERIDENTITY Clara Trying to “Vamp” Way Out of Honduran Jail. Tegucigalpa, Honduras, May 8.— The woman held in jail here on su spicion of being Clara Phillips is the hammer murderess. I saw her today and she is the same woman I in terviewed in the county jail in Los Angeles during her trial for the slay ing of Albert Meadows. She was dressed in almost the same manner as she was during most of her tenure in her Los Angeles cell. In her big picture hat and trim fitting suit, she was the same non chalant, clever, keen-eyed sensation al jail breaker. Next to the identification of Clara, herself, the outstanding development of my arrival was the recognition of the fugitive slayer's woman compan ion. She is Mrs. Etta Jackson, Clara’s “baby sister.” Clara has not lost any of her will ingness to flee jails. Today she and her sister, made two desperate attempts to break out of the Tengucicalpa city prison, where they are being held. Also Jess C, Carson, traveling com panion of Mrs. Phillips and her sister, in a penitentiary cell near here, tried to win his way to freedom today. Trying to "Vamp Officials," Both women are "dolled-up” in their best finery and are doing their utmost, it is said, to “vamp” every body who stands in their way to liberty. Their intended victims up-to date men who have received most of their attention are the Honduran minister of war, and the guards of her jail. But little attention has been paid to the women. Clara is wearing no disguise and makes no pretense at any. She came here directly from San Salvador. Clara is still carefully concealing the exact details of her escape from the Los Angeles jail, believing that there might still come an opportunity to make her gat away or in failing in this, to use the information re garding her flight from the jail in order to gain liberty when she is re turned to American soil. “When I tell the details of my es cape from the Los Angeles jail, the story will startle California,” Clara declared to me. “Perhaps they won’t want me so bad then l” she added significantly. — Yalobusha County Presents Candidate for District Attorney. ! HON. WILLIAM F. HAMILTON, Water Valley, Miss. I ' -& Yalobusha County presents the name of one of her favorite sons, Hon. William Frederick Hamilton, as candi date for District Attorney *01 this, the 17th Judicial Dis trict of Mississippi. It has been over 20 years since Yalobusha County has had the honor of having one of her sons selected for this important position. This county has two court dis tricts and one of the strongest and most able Bar associa tions in Northern Mississippi. Water Valley and Coffee ville attorneys rank with the best lawyers in Mississippi and as a consequence there has been less convictions than acquittals in the criminal cases tried in this county during the past six or eight years. Some have been inclined to criticize the juries for the result—but the big majority believe it happened because of the inability of the Dis trict Attorney to cope with the excellent local attorneys who defended. Hon. Wm, F, Hamilton is a native son of this county. He hung out his shingle and began the practice of law In Water Valley over 17 years ago. In a few years his talent and ability established the young lawyer and he was soon recognized as one of the “coming” young law- * yews of this section. Each succeeding year added to his accomplishment and today he ranks as one of the leading lawyers in this section and one of the most prominent -1 criminal lawyers in North Mississippi. He has been wonderfully successful in the defense of criminal cases in this and adjoining county courts, and has secured more acquittals with less convictions than any other lawyer in this section. His home county has faith and believes in him. He is selected strictly on his merits and capability as a lawyer and citizen and not because of any political align ment whatever, His candidacy is presented with the endorsement of the press, pulpit, professional men and citizens of the entire county. There never was a time in the history of the Dis trict that demanded the thoughtful attention of the voters in selecting a District Attorney more than the present. Taxes are burdensome and court expenses be coming excessive, together with a crime wave sweeping over the District unobstructed by either the indifference or inability of the District Attorney to enforce the law. Yalobusha County feels the need of a vigorous, strong, and capable District Attorney to cope with the situation in this District. Hon. Wm. F- Hamilton has been selected as a proper man for this most important position, and this county commends his candidacy to the favorable con sideration of every voter in the District without regard to any political “isms," “factions," or controversies, know ing him to be a skilled lawyer, firm and determined, courageous and faithful in every duty devolving upon him. i Atty. Hamilton will make a vigorous and active campaign covering as much of the District and person ally meeting as many voters possible from now until the August Primary. He will appreciate your vote and support in the primary. WATER VALLEY HIGH GRADUA TIONEXERCISES Excellent Program Being Ar ranged—Twenty-five Mem bers In Graduating Class. Twenty-five young men and young ladies compose the graduating Class this year of the Water Valley High School. The class and teachers are prepar ing an excellent program for the graduating exercises which will be | published in full in next issue of this paper. The Commencement sermon will be delivered Sunday morning at 11 o’clock, May 20th, at the Baptist Church. The graduating address will be de livered by Hon. H. L. Whitfield on Wednesday night. May 23rd at 8 o’- j clock at the High School Auditorium. I HENRYFORDIS NOW WORLD’S RICHEST MAN Report Shows $536,351,939 Assets, $159,605,687 Cash New York, May 6.—“The Street” has generally agreed today that Henry Ford is the richest man in the , world, following publication yesterday of the Ford Motor Company's state ment of its financial condition as of February 28, 1923, showing assets of $536,351,939. Actual cash on hand was $159,605,687. The figures were revealed in a statement filed with the Massachu setts . commissioner of corporations, in Boston. Twenty years ago the Ford Motor Company was established with a capi tal stock of $100,000, a factory floor space of less than an acre, and an average number of employes of 311. The first year 1,709 cars were built. Last April 7, it was reported the com pany had built more than 6,000,000 cars since its organization. Last February, the statement shows the profit and loss surplus was $359, 777,598. Wall Street estimated net profits approximately of $119,000, 000, equivalent to more than $690 a share on the 172,465 shares of $100 | par value capital stock outstanding, * which Henry Ford and son Edsell, own outright. Wall Street further es timated that the Ford fortune totals something between $600,000,000 and , $750,000,000. Ford is said to replace John D. | Rockefeller as the world's wealthiest J man, the Rockefeller fortune being depleted to $300,000,000 by the oil man’s various gifts, estimated, in i round numbers at $1,000,000,000. Andrew Carnegie’s wealth one to- 1 tailed an estimated $300,000,000; the Marshall Field estate climbed to $120,000,000, and the John Jacob Astor estate was $70,000,000. --— SATURDAY, MAY 19 AMERICAN LEGION “POPPY" DAY Saturday, May 19 will be observed by the local American Legion Ptost as “Poppy" Day. On that day committees of young ladies will sell poppies for the pur pose of raising funds to commemo rate the memory of the brave boys who fought and died on Flanders Fields. P. T. A. HOLD MEETING The Parent Teacher’s Association met in the Primary Building on North Main Street Wednesday May 2, with a very appreciative member present. Mrs. Harvey, the president, read the officers for 1923-24 and their re spective duties. Mrs. J. W. Mauldin was elected as delegate to represent our auxilliary at Greenwood during the state meet ing there. The Membership Drive which has been on for quite a while was closed. Mrs. Fannie Tarver with twenty-one members, won the five dollars of fered for the Central Building; an other five dollars was given the North Primary School also. The Committees were appointed by the different chairmen and some other business finished, after which the meeting adjourned. FORD’S MOTOR PUNT IS URGEST IN THE WORLD 60,000 Men Turn Out 6,000 Cars Daily. Detroit, May 8.—The rTighland Park plant of Ford Motor Company, where 8,00>9 Ford cars arc as«enbled each day, is the largest individual motor plant in the world today. It covers a total of nearly 300 acres of which 123 are under roof. * A trip through this plant is most intrel-ting, as well as educational, and such a tremendous daily produc tion produces figures of staggering proportion. The manufacture of G.000 ears daily means that in the motor ansem ble department 6,000 motor blocks are assembled, 24,000 connecting rods, 48,000 valves and r.crc- :y mechanical materials, the instillation of 18,00i9 main motor bearings, with other production figures in the same ratio. Each of these parts is sub jected to exacting balance and micro meter tests,. 60,000 Worker.. At this plant 60,000 men are em ployed, working in eight hour shift* six days a week on a 24 hour day basis. The most interesting of the allied plants of the Highland Park group is the glass factory where there is a never-ending flow of molten glass from the furnace mouth at which it is rolled out and slipped along in a 465 foot ribbon to the cuttin: end where it is cut into lenghts and sent to the polishing machines. In the plant the work on top material goes on unceasingly and tops and uphol.-t ery are cut and sewed by hand into proper parts. From all departments the various finished parts emerge upon endless conveyors and are carried to the assembly lines and their movement is so synchronized that each unit arrives at the proper point in exact ratio to the manufacturing need. These parts are assembled by ex pert workmen each performing his specific operation as the motors are carried along on a constantly mov ing conveyor until they come out completed at the end in the same manner the motors come to the final assembly line where cars and trucks are completed. There they are mounted on the chassis and started so that experts may pass upon the ignition action and other mechanical operations a they are conveyed along the line to he turned out complete and leave the final station under their own power. OHIO KLANSMEN INITIATE 2,000 NEW MEMBERS Columbus, O., May 4.—In full re gal;a, approximately 1,000 members of the Ku Klux Klan paraded here tonight and then boarded street cars and were taken to the outskirts of the city, where, according to Klan officials, 2,000 men were inducted into the organization. Prevented by an injunction issued by Common Pleas Court Judge Tarbell from staging the Klanvoca tion at the Columbu3 Driving Park, the klansmen, after leaving the street cars, marched about a mile east of the park where they assembled in an open field. Thousands of persons thronged the line of march as the silent white robed figures, marching four abreast, passed in orderly formation. LEGION OPPOSES KLAN Speech Interrupted By Member of Hooded Order. Atlantic, Iowa, May 9—The ninth Iowa district of thd American Le gion in session here went on record yesterday as opposed to the Ku Klux Klan. Joseph Fudge, local World War vet eran, created a flurry at the meeting when he interrupted an address by Frank Miles, editor of the Iowa Le gionaire, to state that he was a mem ber of the Klan and that he was proud [ of it. Miles denounced the Klan.