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CLAYTON RAND, Editor and Publisher. Subscription $1.50 A Year.
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Entered at the post office at Philadelphia, Miss., as second class mail matter
Union shopmen and craftsmen of the railways of the United
Slates went out on a strike lust Saturday. The men are to slay
out on strike until the reductions ordered in their wages, effec
tive July 1, are cancelled. Some 350,000 men are affected by
tlie wage cuts, and the unions claim that they have all walked
out. A Federal Labor Board approved and ordered the reduc
tions, after hearing both sides present their cases. The railway
executives are unwilling to negotiate with the unions further,
and have left the settlement with the unions and the 'Labor
At one time our sympathy was with the unions, but we
have never fell the same toward railway unions since the repre
sentatives of the Four Brotherhoods made unreasonable de
mands on our government during the war, and we may say, in
cidentally, that Woodrow Wilson’s weak-kneed method of hand
ling them on that occasion lost him many friends.
In union there is strength, and Unions have a perfect right
to bargain for more pay and shorter hours when their demands
are reasonable, but railway unions have been going too far.
When we were at war thqy would threaten to sew up our trans
portation system unless their every demand was conceded.
And now when prosperity depends much upon cheaper freight
and better transportation they would cripple industry rather
than accept a reduction in their pay, especially when reductions
are in line. Comparatively speaking railway employees are the
best paid workmen in any line of industry. If the farmer de
manded the same pay for the same hours cotton would be worth
40 cents per pound. We hope that some adjustment will be
made of the matter, nevertheless, in spite of the fact that the
unions have in this instance defied the Federal Labor Board in
its effort to conciliate differences that have brought on the
July 7, Friday of this week, is your last opportunity to reg
ister if you expect to vote in the August primaries. The Attor
ney General ol Mississippi in an opinion given some weeks ago,
set July 7, as the last day you may register. You may have
paid your taxes, but you are not a qualified elector unless you
are properly registered.
The eight hour day has become very popular within the
last decade or so. The shorter hour has made its way into most
every industry. It has been discovered that the shorter hour is
more satisfactory in many respects, but the eight hour day is
made for the average man. The man who wishes to erect him
self above himself will never do it in eight hours. The men
who have forged to the top never crowded their labors into
eight hours. “They, while their companions slept, were toiling
upward in the night.” We dare say that there is not an out
standing successful man to-day leading in his line of endeavor
that ever won his spurs by the blow of a whistle. The rewards
have come to those who have even taken their troubles to bed
with them. The man who is fortunate enough to work eight
hours has a wonderful opportunity. He has time to read and
think, and prepare himself for bigger undertakings. Whether
ho will succeed or not depends upon how he uses the extra
time. Ninety-nine out of every hundred throw it away.
In “Civilization in the United States,” an interesting volume
just off the press, in the chapter on “Education,” vvc find the
following; “It is the public educational systefh which by reason
of its contact with political government partakes most palpably
of the corruption that attends the democratic state. It is un
necessary to mention the forms which this corruption takes
where a school board of trustees by political appointment is
given the exploitation of the schools—the favouritism in ap
pointments and promotions, the graft in text-books and equip
ment —.” Some of this comes pretty close to home, doesn’t it?
Congress has very recently passed the federal aid appropri
ation bill, authorizing the distribution of $190,000,000 among the
states for building highways. The appropriation is made for
the years 1923, 1924 and 1925. Mississippi’s share of the appro
priation is to be $3,000,000. However, this money' is to be ex
pended only through the State Highway Departments of the
several states, and Mississippi’s constitutional provision, giving
boards of supervisors full control over roads, bridges and fer
ries in the state, precludes Mississippi from sharing in the dis
tribution. Our last legislature submitted to the people a consti
tutional amendment to be voted on in November, which, if
passed, will give the state the authority to take over and main
tain those roads designated as state highways, and which are
not to exceed 7 per cent of the roads within the state.
We hope and feel sure that this amendment will pass at the
November elections. The highways of the state should be un
der the control of one body. There will never be any progress
made in highways as long as the linking up of the roads of one
county with another depends upon the discretion of boards of
supervisors. If the amendment had already been passed Leake,
Neshoba and Kemper counties would already have been joined
by a road passable in all kinds of weather. Wth more cornpe-'
tent engineers and a comprehensive road program the state
highway commission is in a better position to work out our
highway problems than a hundred independent boards all try
ing to satisfy thousands of tax-payers, who want roads pro
vided they will pass their front doors. We hope and feel sure
that this constitutional amendment will pass when submitted to
the voters in November.
• There has been some gubernatorial talk for many months
in the press and at many cross roads, but until H. L. Whitfield
announced there was little enthusiasm over the candidates who
have either announced or suggested that they were willing.
The weekly press of Mississippi is well-nigh unanimous in its
support, and wherever men and women are discussing their
next governor, Whitfield is being given preference. His an
nouncement was an honest and comprehensive summary of
what he stands for, and what Mississippi needs. Mississippians
have lived through three successive terms that have given the
gossip-mongers too much, to talk about. They are looking for a
man whose name is above reproach. They want a clean gov
ernor, and they believe Whitfield fills the bill. Of all those who
have been discussed for the office he alone seems to be the most
Going Slim
With one of our typesetters sick, a holiday to break up our
usual routine and the Neshoba County Fair Catalogue on the
press we are delivering you a slim edition for this week; we will
come strong later. We always do.
Announcements For Office
For Circuit Judge
G. E. Wilson
For Congress sth Congressional
Mrs J E Arnold
Go On Fish Fry
E. F. Donald, Judge G.' E.
Wilson and his son, Cook, Albert
Ross, Fred Cole, and his father,
Reuben Cole and Kiah Key left
Philadelphia before sun rise
Monday morning for Sharkey
County, where they will be joined
by Dr, Ethel Stribling and all
enjoy a fishing expedition. They
plan to fish in Flap Lake, Ds
ssaquena County. Uncle Sam
Stribling was to join the party,
but the rough roads and reports
of mosquitoes bluffed him. A
letter from Dr. Ethel Stribling
came after the party had depart
ed advising them to bring along
all available mosquito bars, and
promising them that the fish in
the neighborhood were hungry
and biting like fury.
Mr, Joe Graves and family
had as their guests this week, Dr.
and Mrs. Bailey of Meridian,
Leon Edwards of Birmingham
and Mr. and Mrs. Mack Graves.
The picnic staged at Deweese-
Garamill mill on July 4th, was a
striking success. A barbecue
and lively Indian Ball game were
the features of the day. Several
thousand people were in attend
ance. Lack of space prevents
further mention of holiday ac
tivities. v
The following marriages oc
curred last week at the home of
Rev, J,C. Long. On July 1, Jesse
McLain of Union to Miss Willie
Wells of Philade'phia. July 3rd
E. L. Hobby to Miss Ophelia
Kelly. Both of these young peo
ple live at Plattsburg.
The Neshoba County Class Choir
Singing Convention will meet with
Pearl Valley Baptist Church Sunday
July 9. Everybody that wants to
sing and hear singing is Invited to
come and bring book and full bas
ket.— A. N. White, Pres., Irvin L.
Griffin, Secy.
George*femlth, Southwestern part
ol County, on one of Dr. W. R. Mars,
places, has sent in the first (ullfledg*
ed fullgrown boll of cotton. It is a
nice healthy boll of promise, looking
as though It escaped the observing
eye and penetrating probosls ol the
In the Matter of the Validation of
$.‘1,000 of Bonds for the Lin wood
Consolidated School District,
Neshoba County
To the tax payeVs of Llnwood Con
solidated School District, Neshoba
You are hereby notified that the
matter of the validation of S3OOO 00
of bonds for Llnwood consolidated
school district will come on for hear
ing before the Chancellor at Phila
delphia, Miss., on the 15th day of
July 1922, at 10 o’clock A M, on or
before which date objections, If any,
must be filed.—J D Pettey, Chancery
Clerk 1
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To the Qualified Electors of the Ne
shoba School District of Neshpba
County, Mississippi.
You will take notice that pursuant
to an order of the Board of Supervis
ors passed at their regular July, 1922,
Meeting there will be an election
held at the Neshoba 8c 00l House
within tbe Neshoba School District
on the 29th day of July 1922 for the
purpose of determining whether or
not a majority of the qualified elec
tors of said district will vote to au
thorize said district to, by It’s proper
authorities, sell and convey, In con
sideration of the assumption by the
Neshoba Consolidated School District
of the unpaid balance pf the princi
pal and interest of the S4OOO 00 bond
issue now outstanding against tbe
said Neshoba School District, the
Neshoba School buildlng-to the said
Neshoba Consolidated School Dis
Witness our lignature this the 6th
day of July, 1922. 8. H. Stribling.
T. N. Crockett, Election Commis
sioners 7 27 2
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frail, delicate children. It is purely
vegetable/ and contains no minerals
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They are GOOD!
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Want And Classified Ads
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unfurnished.— Frankie Woodward,
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FOR SALE—Good gentle horse and
single wagon and harness. R. V.
If Its quality Service and Price you
are looking for White Bros Hdw &
Furniture Cos. 7 6 2c
Registered Bull
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the state, mother holds world record
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mended to me by Miss. A & M Col
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