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CLAYTON RAND, Editor and Publisher. Subscription $1.60 A Year. Official Paper for Town of Philadelphia and County of Neshoba. Member of the Mississippi State Press Association, The National Editorial Association and The World Press Congress. Entered at the post otfice at Philadelphia, Miss., as second class mail matter The 1922 Crop Outlook Roger W. Babson, statistician of Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts, has just published his 1922 Crop Outlook. “Today’’, lie sa>s, “in terest is centered around the prospective 1922 crop output. 1 can not over-estimate the importance of agricultural products at this time, not only as a business barometer, but as the means of restor ing confidence and a higher spending power in those sections that suffered most acutely during this depression period. 1 have travel ed through the grain and cotton areas and know the farmer carried more than his share of the readjustment responsibilities. Yet this is history, and the farmer is looking forward with considerable op timism to probable developments during the next few years.’’ That the farmer shouldered the brunt of the late financial shake-up there can be no doubt. Mr. Babson is right in this. That confidence is being restored, too, there can be no doubt. Reports from all over the country show that the farmer, with his usual for giving spirit, is forgetting. Mr. Babson might have said something about the effect that Ihe development of the farm bureau has had upon rural optimism, for there can be no doubt that the splendid effort being made to organize the farmers into county, state and national units for the promotion of cooperative enterprise has had its good effects. Further on in Mr. Babson’s report he says; “I am particularly interested in cotton. The condition is now estimated around 70, w hich compares with a 10-year average of 75. Last year's crop was the smallest in modern history, yet the record carry-over constituted a total figure that successfully coped with the curtailed European and domestic demand. This year the carry, over is nearly back to normal proportions and a crop in excess of 11,500,000 bales is not indicated. This means that the total supply is about equal to last year’s figures, but the potential demand is greater. “Europe has been taking between 5,000,000 and 0,000,000 bales annually since 1913,” concluded Mr. Babsou. “The pre-war figure was between 8,000,000 and 9,000,000 bales. Europe must buy raw cotton in greater quantity if she is to maintain supremacy in the finished product. With the settleraent.of the present textile strike, domestic consumption will be higher, not lower. Theoretically there is a world shortage of cotton, and until the statistical posi tion is corrected a condition that cannot materialize for at least an other year, the average price will remain as high, if not higher, than the present level.” Mr. Babsou’s words always carry weight, and in this instance his world outlook for King Cotton is in accordance with that of other financial experts and statistical WTiters. But when the Bol shevists are busy kings tremble on their thrones, and Mr. 801 l Wee vil holds more terrorism for King Cotton in his deadly proboscis than the Bolsheviki do fur empires in their bombs, their dynamite or in their more dangerous propaganda. Between now and picking time the boll w r eevil can upset more statistical tables and crop es timates than textile strikes or European and domestic demands And what these little u Boll”-sheviki do for old King Cotton de pends upon the weather, and all the statisticians, weather prognos ticators and almanac prophets, in the universe, cannot foretell whether our weather will be wet and cool or dry and hot. Our wish, like yours, however, is that the days during July and early August may be as dry as the bahara and as hot as the wannest corner of t he Hellespont. Closer Home While discussing cotton it is well that we size up our local out look. Observers in our vicinity are giving most encouraging re ports. Those who have traveled in either direction say that we have the best outlook we have had in years. Crops within a thirty mile radius of Philadelphia look much better than they look very for beyond our county confines. Much nitrate of soda was used this year, as well as phosphates, and the weather conditions up to the present have been favorable. While it is true that we have had too many frequent showers, and the days and nights have been cool, the county as a whole has not suffered. The weevil is a more serious factor with us than with many cotton sections and what he will do is, ofcourse, problematical. Picking Up The best indication we have that business is either picking up, or soon will be, is the advertising we carry in this week’s Neshoba Democrat. We have more so-called foreign advertising in this week’s paper than we have had in any one week since we took the paper over more than two years ago. But the surprising thing to us is that advertisers who live miles away from Neshoba County have the vision to see the opportunities that this paper offers as a pulling business medium, while a few of those at our very door are blind to their opportunities.* And then, after all, the best advertise ment any community has is its home paper. From its pages the outside world judges our town and our county. Its pulse vibrates according to the enterprise and business health of the community. It becomes a factor of influence, and performs its great task of community building as it is supported by the business men that want it to prosper. The Neshoba Democrat can be made the best weekly in Mississippi if the business men of Philadelphia and the readers of the county all do their bit. We can publish a paper like this every week of the year if you want it bad enough to boy space. We want every business man in Philadelphia to take liberal space in our great Fair Edition that will be in your hands the week before the Fair. f Commenting upon Mrs. J. E. Arnold’s retort to our recent ed iiorial, and quoting from it, the Jackson Daily News remarks; “If Mrs. Arnold can talk like she writes Ross Collins had better fol ow the illustrious example of Jim Vardanian and avoid joint de bates. That woman will eat him alive.” Need just four lines to fill this column, and don’t know anything better than this; tomatoes are in their prime, melons are coming in and figs ripening. A man who will find fault under the circum stances ought to be ostracized, excommunicated and kicked. Announcements For Office ForCircuij Judge G. E. Wilson h or Congress sth Congressional Listrict Mrs J E Arnold Announcements Tne Neshoba Democrat is au thorized to announce the follow ing as candidates for the oflke of Supervisor for Supervisor Dis trict Number 1. A special elec tiou will be called to fill the un expired term of Supervisor 0. K. Saxon. The candidates are an nounced in the order that they left their names With us; J J Phillips F A McAdory T W Jay roe N E Herrington J. J. Phillips Announces J. J. Phillips of the Bloomfield community announced his can didacy' for the office of supervis or to fill out the unexpired terra of office, left vacant by the resig nation of C. K. Saxon. Mr. Phil lips is well known in Neshoba County. He has been a success ful farmer in Bloomfield commu nity for many years, and has taken a leading part in activi ties over county, more especially in efforts that have been made in music normals and church singing. Urged by his many friends he submits his name to those who want an economical official to serve the tax payers of Beat 1. F. A. McAdory Becomes a Candidate F. A. McAdory, who is serving as supervisor temporarily, until an election can be held, has an nounced himself a candidate for the rest of the term. When the office became vacant the Board requested the Governor to Com mission Mr. McAdory until an election could be held, which was done He ran in the last gener al election running third lor the office. He lives in the Holy Cross neighborhood, and sub mits his name for the considera tion of electors, promising, if elected to administer the affairs under his control judiciously and economically. —— - N. E. Herrington Enters Race N. E. Herrington of the .John sonville Community has also en tered the race for the office of supervisor of Beat 1. Mr. Her rington was born over in Kem per, his parents moving over in Neshoba County when he was one year old. He has lived the rest of his days in Neshoba County excepting three years that he spent in Texas. Be is a brother of J. D. Herring ton, Supervisor of Beat 4, and has entered the race after the solicitation of many friends. He considers the place one that be calls for the best that is one, and promises, if elected, to give his time and effort to the busi ness of beat 1, I* OR SALL- tit Bargoia ■ .Jersey cowe, Free A J Patterson 710 2c HI Doesn't Seem to Be Any End to It ~||~| <*— m ill ( % aretteS They are GOOD! IQ , 0 Bay tkis Ctiarttte and Save Money m ~nm Mrs. A. J. Patterson Passes Ta Her Reward Mrs. A. J. Patterson, one of Philadelphia’s best known and most loved women, died Thurs day July 6th at the Methodist Hospital at Hattiesburg, Mis sissippi. The body was brought here for burial on Friday the 7th. Funeral service was held at the Presbyterian Church, the Reverends J. C. Arnett and J. C. Long both delivered sermons, and the services at the grave were conducted by the Eastern Star. Mrs. Patterson was born at Moselle, Miss., and moved to Philadelphia fifteen years ago. Her death came after an illness of two months standing. She is survived by her husband, and nine children, the oldest of which is 19. Mrs. Patterson was an active member of the local chapter of the order of the Eastern Star, and has a host of friends to mourn her loss and sympathize with a large family of children and her bereaved husband. Mrs Lexie Lewis Turner stop ped for a few hours Monday. She and her husband were driv ing through to Peabody College where they will attend summer school; BARNEY-TAYLOR Mr. Harvey Barney of Laure 1 and Miss Lottie Alma Taylor of Edinburg were married at the Philadelphia Methodist parson age Tuesday morning. The bride and groom left for their new home in Laurel. Trains Taken Off Because of the strike the G. M <fe N. has taken off two trains, Nos. 1 and 2. There is one train South at 8:51 A. M., and one North at 8:15 P. M. Lost, Found Or For Sale Want And Classified Ads Good 5 room house, all convenlen cles, garden, barn, coal house, etc. J O Hays c FOR SALE—Good gentle horse and single wagon and harness. K. V. Estes. LOST—One blue and tan wool scarf, also one brown wool sweater between town and Wllllamsville.— Return to Mrs. A. L. Franklin. 1 c and pecot- Ing. Mall orders given prompt at tention. Mrs. A. L. Franklin 83 3c LOST—A broach with small diam ond In center lost mouday afternoon between Houston’s new Store and ray_borae. Mrs R. F. Hays, Phlla. 1c The Estes Grocery Company The Home of Good Eats Our Shelves are Full of Tasty Foods That Tickle the Appetite We Keep Everything for Hungry Folks We Can Supply Your Grocery Needs The Estes Grocery Company TELEPHONE 166 % i. What We Mean by “Service” “Service” is a word thoughtless =i 1} misused. lU * lh*al banking servhe, as the Bank of Philadelphia interprets it, is more than just giving ordinary attention to j our affairs. Here we study the individual needs of our customers, tlius tak ing a personal interest in their affairs to the end that we may U serve them better. i Bank of Philadelphia (Deposits Guaranteed) PHILADELPHIA. MISSISSIPPI Silin-- = ? lP ; = = l n— .J. Friday, JULY 1 4TM “The Medicine Man” also the 4th Number of our Great Bible Series, The Deluge (See this Great Flood Picture) 10 and 30 Cents JULY 1 STM The Right Way A Page from Life. One of the Strongest Pictures We Have Shown. lOand 30 Cents CITY THEATRE Tq THE VOTERS OF BEAT 1 • Thru the solicitation and en couragement of my friends to enter the race for the unexpired term of the Member of the Board of Supervisors, C. K. Sax on, of Beat 1, I have decided to offer to serve my people again in this capacity, i served as a member of the Board eight years ago and feel that my ex perince will greatly aid me in giving you efficient service if elected at this time. My ambition is to serve the people of my Beat in a business- like way, using my best judg ment in dealing with all the duties of the office, giving every one a square deal with special favors to none. It will be impossible for me to see ail the voters of the Beat within the short time we have before the election, and there fore take this method of solicit inw your support. 1 especially invite the consideration and vote of the women. Respectfully yours, T. W. Jayroe.