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C. T. RAND, Editor and Publisher, Subscription sl.fiO A Year Entered at the post office at Philadelphia, Miss., as second class mail matter. A Foe A-fleld. A singular distinction was conferred upon Neshoba Countians last Thursday when Hubert D. Stephens, of New Albany, made his announcement speech as a candidate for the United States Senate at the Neshoba County Fair. At first we were a little disappointed He lacked a certain punch that we think will be necessary if he is to win the senatorial toga. But as he waded into his address we were conscious of the fact that he had prepared an address for the press, and that in an effort to make his speech conform to the manuscript, he labored. However, it was no time for bombastic oratory. It was an hour for the statesman, and he filled the bill. Those who think he will not warm up h the race progresses are badly fooled. He is capa ble of putting dynamite in every utterance, and will do it. Prophesies are worth but little, especially when involving Mis sissippi politics. Political prophesies are branded as partisan. But it most be remembered that we have prophesied victory for Vardaman up to this writing. We saw no serious contender. We now advise the White Chief to get his war paint and feathers for there is a formidable foe a-rield, and as matters stand at this time Hubert D. Stephens will succeed John Sharp Williams in the Unit ed States Senate, at least, we think so. Successful Session The Fair of last week was a decided success. In the character of the speaking and amusement offered, as well as in the exhibits shown and gate receipts, few sessions have surpassed it. Certainly it eclipsed either of the last two. Probably 9000 people attended throughout the week, and Fair patrons had only words of praise for the splendid work of the Association management. The stock holders at their annual meeting made enthusiastic plans for anoth er year, and the directors chosen promise the president support through another progressive session. Barbarous Barbering We have long wanted to express ourselves on that style of hair cut popularly called the “army cut.’’ Of all the hideous tonsorial attemps, this cut, that clips a man to the skin about the crown and leaves a luxurious patch upon his dome, is the most barbarous cut that the designing bands of tonsorial masters ever evolved. Let a man shave his crown as do the priests and as did the monks, or let his locks grow wild as do the Fiji Islanders, rather than submit to such a tonsure. If, however, he prefers such disfiguration, out of consideration for members of the coming generation who might want to point to bis likeness someday, and refer to him as “Dad at twenty.one,” or “Uncle Joe when a boy,” he should never have his picture taken. Short Skirts We go to the Fair, we go to church, we read the papers, and somebody is constantly harping over women’s short skirts. From the day of t tbe proverbial fig-leaf our reformers have decried the lollies of “femininity.” They ridiculed the hoop skirt, the bustle, the long tight skirt, and now the short comfortable one. Anyone with an eye for beauty knows that the girl’s modern dress is an improvement over the styles of yesterday. Who would call back the hoop-skirt or bustle? The modern dress is sensible and practi cal. Our would-be reformers, mostly males, are always raising a hullabaloo about the follies of women. About three fourths of the men are slouches in dress, and if the average morals of our men were ooe-third as high as that of our women reformers would starve for something to do. The Daily Laurel Leader under the capable management of our State Press Association vice President, Edgar G. Harris,has just completed its tenth year. The only paper in Laurel, the Leader not only leads, but it covers and monopolizes the field. It has al ways kept pace with the growth of its city, and we hope for it and its management many years of undisturbed usefulness. False Alarm It was current news for a day last week that oar town marshal had found a quantity of liquor near one of oar livery stables. This was not so. No liqnor was found. It was just rumor. Many of our citizens looked here and elsewhere for the liquor. It was a false alarm. We stand corrected. We call to the attention of Neshoba County’s yonng men that the Fair premium offered for the best made homemade man’s shirt was won by a young lady, and that she is unmarried. Some of our ultra-religious sisters, who visited the Fair, were shocked by the “undressed’ ’ cakes that were on exhibit. To thus display a nude delicacy in public is detrimental to the great moral purposes for which the Fair was founded. No one should make, no one should eat, no one should display, a cake unless it be prop erly, and tastefully, dressed. We have been a delegate for some time to the World Press Congress that convenes at Honolulu, Hawaii, in October. Very recently its President has admitted os iuto full membership in the Congress, We have received some mail from foreign countries that frequently goes first to the Democrat at Philadelphia, Pa., before it is forwarded on to the Democrat at Philadelphia, Miss. We have made lots of folks believe that Philadelphia, Miss., is on ly a second Philadelphia, Pa., with much iu common with its larg er sister city. In Havana some months ago we registered much surprise when the President of Ouba was not familiar with Missis sippi’s Philadelphia as be was with Pennsylvania’s. We have told some whackers about our great little city in these hills, and the only way we can square ourselves with the world is to toil along with a host of others and carve out an empire in the pines. Many cities have been built on enthusiasm and faith. We need both. As to Honolulu, we wrote the Press President that we were so busy that we could not get away. Asa matter of fact the Demo crat runs along about as well, if not better, in our absence. The real trouble is that we have not the necessary J 827.50 that it will take to explore that little “Paradise of the Pacific.” NESHOBA COUNTY AT A. & M. MOTORCADE OF NESHOBA COUNIIANS VISITS STATE INSTITUTION. The motorcade to the A. & M. Col lege left Philadelphia about seven o’clock Monday morning. J olned by other careen route through the coun try the proceeeiou numbered thirty five care and wae about 130 strong. A heavy rain had fallen the night be fore, and going woe slow. A short stop was taken at Louisville. Just out of Louisville the car driven by Cortez Elliot and occupied by Robt. House, J. M. Sims, W. H. Williams and T. A, Truett turned turtle while turning out for a wagon. The top and windshield of anew Ford were crushed, and the occupants shaken up. Mr. House suffered a bruise on the hip, and the others had bruised arms, and minor cuts from shattered glass. The car was turned up-rlght, Black Quinn sent for, and the party was soon on Its way again. The party arrived In time for din ner and many of them had their first experience with “bull-neck” In the college mess-hall. Burt Fox found his false teeth useless In combating this delicacy and much to his dis pleasure made his meal on softer substances. He was so outraged by his experience that he awoke at four o’clock A. M. Tuesday, and got re venge by waking up everybody In the dormitory. If there had been one gun along he would no doubt have been shot for his perfidy. Most everybody else conducted themselves with decorum. Mose Ful ton and Anderson White were as signed to a room without screens and fought mosquitoes all night, but both awoke In good humor. Ander son White was up at five o’clock looking for the horticultural build ing. The party was taken to the poul try farm soon after arriving, and saw a $75 Rhode Island Red rooster, and looked over a precious little pul let that hatched last February and layed her thirty-sixth egg Just as the party entered her sanctum sancto rum. She was a white leghorn and very pretty. The experimental patches were very fascinating. Our farmers saw Chinese, Argentine, Indian, Egyptian and Sea Island cotton growing side by side. They saw wlnesap cotton with red leaves and bolls, and Okra cotton with Its okra-llke shaped •eaves, and learned how the experi mental station was trying to evolve a variety of okra cotton that would make a good yield. The tollage Is thin, the leaf narrow. Professor J. R. Ricks explained how this variety might someday become the best anti boll weevil variety, because the thin foliage let the hot sun down thru the •eaves and would roost the weevil. Robert Breazeal was inquisitive enough to ask what Professor Ricks meant by In-bred corn, and the par ty hod explained to them just how the corn was In-bred and then cross, ed. Many varieties of corn were growing side by side, and only the varieties crossed that were desired. Paper sacks are tied over the tassels and silks and only the crossing de sired brought about. Some of our dry throated friends for the first time learned how closely kin they were to good friend corn, and no doubt returned home to drink a dram In a friendly toast to their cousin In tassel and silk. The party learned that the Varda nian variety of corn would stand no in-breeding and that it petered out more quickly than most any other variety. Hugh Adams, the crowd’s wit, volunteered the statement that hts experience with the same varlty bad been unsatisfactory, Many questions were put to Prof fesslr Kicks, and much valuable In formation given. Amsey Williams found a few months too late that be had planted the wrong kind of corn on his Kentawky bottom. He plant ed Tennessee Red, which Is a hill corn when he should have planted Mosby. [To be continued next week.] Contrary to the generally ac cepted idea that lean men are the best risks in the eyes or in surance men, a surety expert de clares that fat men are the best risks, and that the profane man is best of all. Shades of hades, what a revelation ! Of all things the pnremiuded man has been considered the best from every point of view. Now comes the surety expert to blast our hopes for the future conversion of the world to a higher order of living. The surety expert says; “Fat men are better risks than lean men. The fat man that is pro fane is the best risk of all. The profane man works off his anger by cussing and lets it go at that, while the thin man bold grudges GENUINE “BULL" DURHAM tobacco makes 50 good cigarettes for and endeavors to make more trouble. The fat man who is well fed is satisfied with life and keeps calm.” —Tupelo Review. Corn and Hogs. With all the corn in si.ht every man having land either as a renter or owner should begin to look around for a herd of hogs. Enough corn should be fed to hogs this fall so a* to produce an immense amount of meat next year. If you haven’t any hogs, get a start. If you haven’t any money, try to use your credit. Some months ago we printed a list of growers of breeding hogs in this territory. Look that list over. Get your corn crib in order, start immediately in the hog bus iness aid next year you can grow cotton and other things with very little money outlay. Begin to look into these ma - ters at once. Do not let the fall come on you with a fine crop and you be unprepared.—Commercial Appeal. (We had something to say along this line a lew weeks ago. Bet ter lake it Seriously). Majure—Hillman At four o’clock on August 9th, Mr. J. L. Majure and Miss Winnie Hill man, both of near Neshoba, were happily married at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. W Hillman. Rev. J. M. Smith of Union officiated, using the beautiful double ring ceremony. Miss Gluey William son played the wedding march. The bride *ls the beautiful and ac complished daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Hillman, and one of the best teachers of Neshoba County, Mr. Majure Is a young mau of splendid attainments, having secur ed his education at Mississippi Col lege and the University of Mississippi Mr. and Mrs. Majure will teach In the Deemer High School next session and will be at home at Deemer after the first of September. m m Try It, Giving Due Notice. Experiments wre being conducted with music in sn effort to cure In sanity. Here may be an antidote for the effect of the overworked grapho phone in the flat overhead.—Boston Transcript FOR SALE—In east edge of Phil adelphia, one 8 acre lot, good 5 room house, good well of water. 8-26-p H. LL Bruce. LOST—Aug. Ist, S2O bill at east door of court house.—S. N. Cope land, Rhila. R. 3. 8-25-p Philadelphia, Miss., Aug. 15,1921. The following named persona are hereby appointed to hold a special election at North Bend Voting Pre cinct in Beat No. 2 of Neshoba Coun ty, Mississippi on Sept. 2nd, 1921 to vote on a Bond Issue of $2000.00 for a Consolidated Schoolln said district. Said Consolidated School District is composed of the following described land situated in Neshoba County, Miss, to-wit: Sec. 16, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22. 26, 26. 27, 28, 29. 34, 35, and Sg Bee. 9, The 8X of 8?g of Sec. 8 and NX of Sec 32 and NX and SEX of Sec. 33, the NX of Sec. 86 all in Township 12 Range 18 East constituting more than 16 square miles of territory. All legal ly qualified voters living in said de scribed district will be permitted to vote In the said election.—O. F. Mc- Kay, Mngr. and Custodian of ballots, Floyd Pulton, Mngr., C. J. Bryan, Mngr., Henry Fulton, Bailiff. 8. H. Stribling, J. 8. Pace, TANARUS, N, Ciockett, Election Commissioners in ' and for Neshoba County, Miss. Your Responsibility I Lives After You I A man’s responsibility for his family’s wel fare cannot, and does nut, end af his death. It is as necessary for him to provide for the future of those dependent upon him, as it is for him to provide for them while he is living. That man who leaves his family provided for is looked upon by all mankind as blessed. Put something by for tomorrow. It is a great comfort to have money in the bank. It makes I a man feel sure of himself and independent. Save something. Large or small your account is appreciated. Bank of Philadelphia PHILADELPHIA, MISS. Put up lots of FRUITS ud I Fruits and vegetables are healthful und are less B expensive diet titan meats, so put up lots of them. We have the jars, spices, sugnr and everything you need for canning. Next winter when your pantry is lined v\itli got and things yon put tip yourself, you will thank ns for publishing this advertisement and inducing you to prepare ahead. FRESH GROCERIES; LOWEST PRICES. THE ESTES GROCERY GO. I PHONE 166 I jf^rirt/icLvam. TRUCKS SOLD BY King Automobile Cos. PHILADELPHIA, MISS. B Port Gibson Female College PORT GIBSON, MISS. An/lntensely practical Junior College in the healthy hill section between Vicksburg and Natchez, on trunk line of Y. and M. V. R. R. Courses in piano, voice, brass and stringed instruments, expression, bookkeeping, stenography, typewriting, sew ing, cooking, in addition to standard literary courses. Special stress on Bible, Sunday School Teacher Training and equipment for Christian Service. For Catalog Address REV. ROLEE HUNT. D. D. Pres’f. WANTED YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN TO PREPARE for bookkeep ing banking, stenographic, secretarial and combination positions; GREAT DEMAND*OR COMBINATION HELP AT GOOD SAL ARIES’onIy few months to prepare; positions guaranteed; fall term now beginning; also lessons by mail if desired. Worthy young people unable to pay tuition in advance may give note to be paid out of salary after taking position; write the school you prefer to attend for full information. MISSISSIPPI-ALABAMA BUSINESS COLLEGE Suttle Bids* Dept. Nd MERIDIAN, MISS. MOBILE BUSINESS COLLEGE, MOBILE, ALA.