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VOL. 37.
M SUM IB 61
\ m motor mucus
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\ Counties in Mississippi desiring
secure'motor trucks for use in
><qutlding good roads are urged to
v:et in touch at once with the
jtate Highway Commission.
Hmds county ought to be able
L o use at least three of these
>fucks during the repair work
■(low being done on the gravelle l
inroads, and in the construction l
new roadsjfor which bond is
/mes are proposed:
'' More than $4,500,000 worth of
> Vod motor trucks, some prac
/iicady new, are about to be dis
Itributed by the secretary of agri
i'culture through the bureau of
>. public roads to the state highway
,/departments. These trucks haV'
j been declared surplus by the wai
[ department and are being ois
Jrihuted by the state* under th>
of section? of the post
‘ olfice appropriation bill. They
./must be used by the s’ates on
roads coiiatriicted in whole or in
(part by federal aid, for which
in addition to th ■
former appropriation was given
i to the states under the same bill.
; All that the states must do to ao
quire the use of these 20,000
'trucks, which range in capacity
from two to live tons, is to pay
1 the loading and freight charges.
Of the 20,000 mntnr vehicles to
be acquired practically tree bv
the states, 11,000 are new and 9,
000 are used, but all are deduced
to be in serviceable condition.
1 The motors will be apportioned
• to states only upon request of the
state highway departments on
the basis of the requests received
from Ihe respective states, and in
accordance with the apportion
ment provided in the federal aid
law approved in 1916.
I pm our Teachers
fy
One peads a great deal in th>
newspapers these divs about in
creas-d Hilaries for teachers.
Every stale in the Uniol has
been neglectful of this ni 'tier,
and Mississippi is one ol the very
worst offenders
Upon the schools of a demo
cratic nation rests its future.
Upon the teachers in those schools
depend the character of the pu
pils,
I Mississippi is losing some of its
very beet teachers this year be.
cause they cannot live upon the
salaries paid them. The loss of a
- trsine4 superintendent, high
school principal, nr grade teacher,
1 made familiar with oqr state’s
. needs and ideals, is a serious on®.
This movement of good teach
ers away from the state will con
tinue unless a radical revision of
salaries takes place.
It will keep on until we shall
have left only the unsuccessful,
the riff raff, and a faithful few
who stay on because of unselfish
devotion to their work.
A lawyer spends from Iwo to
T six years in fitting himself lor his
profession. Wiihin five years af
ter graduation, it he meets any
Hurt of success his income ranges
from $3,600 to $6,000. A doctor
finds a similar reward for his ef
forts. A teacher after ten or
even twenty years of success and
hard work finds himself earning
01.800 or perhaps $2,400,
Our college professors are paid
salaries that would bring a smile
to the lips of a well-prid “car
knocker' ’ in our government own
ed railroad service.
Our grade and country teachers
are paid so little it is nothing
sort of maivlous that they sur
vive under the present cost of
living.
Tiiis sort of thing cannot go on.
The state in spending millions for
good roads, and fine school build
ing* are gning up everywhere.
Our svstein ot rural education, is
a model; our colleges are doing
notably goal work
But all this effort at propres_
siveness will go for naugnt un
is 8 we pay our teachers from the
lowest at the highest a reasonable
compensation and unless we show
hat we have some conception of
their importance in our lives.
Great schools have been estab
lished without buildings. The
Greek philosophers taught under
ihe open skies, and log cabins
sheltered some of the South’s
magnificent teachers in the past.
But good sc hauls are not possible
without the right sort of teachers.
It is right that we should goon
with all our plans for better
schools, but the very foundation
stone is an adequately-paid teach
ing profession and the sooner we
realize this, the better off bhr
sons and daughters and the A
merica of the future will be.
Jackson News
j a
PUBLICITY REPARIMEHT
W. F. Bond. State Superinten
dent of Education, who has sup
t ortedthe War Savings move
ment since it’s very beginning in
Mississippi, has further empha
sised its importance by incorpo
rating in the Regulations Gover
niug Summer Normals and Re
newal of Licenses for Summer of
1919 for the State of Mississippi,
the following requirements:
“Every teacher attending a
summer Normal this summer will
be required to take a short course
in Thrift, consisting of at leist
ten b-ssoiis ”
The white Normal Schools will
be held this year at; Qtarkcsvillp.
Meridian, Blue Mountain, Olin
ton, Meadville, McComb, Acker
man, Tupelo, Kosciusko, pontoto
and Mendenhall; and the colored
schools at Meridian, Alcorn, Sar
dis, Tupelo, Greenville, Clarks
• hie, Jackson and Columbus.
Arrangements have been made
by Supt. Bond and W. G, Cooper,
Education il Director of the War
Lorn Organization of the Sixth
Fed ral Reserve Dis’rict, with
the lollowing prominent inatruc
t rs who will present these lec
iu *s on Thrift at the above
schools: Prof. John Rnndel, Prin
of Louisville Schools and Assist
Director of Normal at Siarkes
vilh; prof. F- B, Woodlev, fjjpl.
Of Hattiesburg Schools; Frio.
A. F Hudson of Gulfport; and
Dr Rswell R *gers, Fr *f- of
Education of University of Miss
issippi.
This same thing is being done
in every sta>e ol the Sixth Fed.
eral Reserve District. The course
of lectures will cover, sqch sqb>.
jocis as industry, conservation,
production and application of the
principle of thrift in the study ot
mathematics, history, languag< 8,
spelling and reading. When the
fall school term opens, it is hoped
to have the subject of thrift in
corporated in tho curriculum of
every sob* ol and the organization
of War Savings Societies in every
grade, reaching two million pu
pils of the District.'
The summer school terra begins
early in June and will continue
through July.
For sale—Good 6 passenger Ford
oar. Jim Yates.
PHILADELPHIA. MISS. THURSDAY, MAY 29,1919
HERE’S MITOBIOGRAPHT
OF SMUT ROM
All Who t/h**HigrhT
way, Write Engineer
Kramer
t " m • *f • * \ {
1 am a Mississippi County main
highway. lam a dirt road,
1 demand constant upkeep, yet
give only period aeryice.
lam a spendthrift. Thousands
of dollars are spent on me, vet I
never save anything for a rainy
day.
1 am never built. lam re-built
and re-built and the constant re.
building is continually throwing
money down the old rat hole
I am ruled by that relentless
monarch, Old King Hole, famil.
iarly called “Chuck.” Old King
Chuck Hole is everywhere on the
job. He digs himself into Me
and all who pass pay tribute.
1 am seldom on the level, and
never permanently, I delight in
ruin of vehicles. 1 break springs,
axles and good intentions. 1 slow
up all business, f.r that’s my
dirty work.
■ 1 cost a pile to grade, and a
long comes a ram and my name
is mud, and I am henceforth de.
graded agin, I am dragged at the
tight time —seldom.
1 profit no man on earth. The
air plane driver is fhe only raor-'
tal not interested in ousting me.
1 cost the producer and consn.
mer thousands every year
loss of crops, loss of time, higher
upkeep of vehicles and autos,
distance from markets, and chan
ces for intensive farming and
more extensive dairying. 1 laugh
at the motorists whose license
money is spent in massaging my
face; city retail merchants who
lose thousands each year; and in
efforts to attain Return Loads
Bureau schedule nearby towns.
I fear my Modern Brother,
Hard Hoads; it.is certain he is
coming. > ■ • *
1 am against a bond issue and
hope the citizens will not get
wise to the economy of voting for
them. ‘. .
1 am a loyal subject of Old King
Hole and. (ear he will have to ab
dicate, .
A'l who rec o nize the road
write Xavier Kramer, state
Highway Engineer, Jackson,
Miss.
TROUBLES BOS! ~ •
II H FORTUNE
Texa* Farmer Suffered For Fif
teen Years—-Is Relieved
By Tan lac.
* A lew bottles of Tanlae hare done
me more good than other mediolaca
and treatments that oust me a small
fortune,” said U. C. Fisher, a pros
perous fanner living-at Irving, Route
1, a few miles from Dallas, Tex.
“For fifteen years,” be continued,
t'l sufiered ao terribl from stomach
trouble that i thought I could never
get well* Everything 1 would eat
went back on me and I would belch
up my food so sour that it would near
ly strangle me. the gas on my stom
ach would press on my heart so as to
cause it to flutter and I would have
the hardest time getting my bieat,b
--1 was really in such au awful condi
tion that I felt like I had about got
to the end of my row.
‘‘But I feel now like I am good for
many years yet, for Tanlao has fixed
me up so I can any and every
thing without any bad after effects
and since gas baa stopped forming in
my stomach I am not troubled with
palpitation or shortness of breath. I
have gained six pounds already and
am working hard on my farm every
day now and am glad to recommend
Tanlao for the wonderful way it has
helped ipe.”
Tanlao is sold by leading druggists
everywhere.
Patience, Tolerance and Triumph.
TOBACCO
’T'HERE may be some things that i|
■ * can be done well in a hurry, but Bi
* pickin’ a wife an ’ agein * a tobacco
ain’t amongst ’em . . /f* •- 5|
Is ’ • :
.Bi
* We put away millions of pounds of fine *
* Kentucky Burley tobacco every year, stored ®
5 in wooden hogsheads. It ripens two years.
5 When we take it out it’s different— Nature
m has improved it, good as it was —made it •
a friendlier, more fragrant, cool-smoking, •
m long-burning. B
Nature has given it a delicious quality of g
; *1 .. mildness and fragrance that no artificial
5 R means can ever equal. _
■ It's us c
1 ■ Leadership,once established, H
B is strengthened and confirmed IBi
jIB by its followers and Imitators- Jgi
M Bevo’s leadership Is proclaimed PI
; 'g by the largest rear guard that
|Pp. ever followed a l|l£
f|a|||p Ir^copdlolfy invll.d to hupnl Mi plant. I
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