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Official Paper for Town cl 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 office at Philadelphia.’ Miss., as seoond olasslnall matter t 111 1 ijiv -‘-I T A f ■■--pr' ■ , r „ in - 1.. I, I, ‘.III . -■ ... ' .... . . '*i\\ Editorials appearing In this column frequently appear sliiiuttaneoush tu ttie lleKalh Democrat of DeKalb, the Tunica Times at Tunlcn. Miss, SSSBHB*HB£BegBBSBg*WM"S IIMI^g.!.S-l !Jii)P!. L [ ..l ■"'■,l • ' -mm* Saving In Mississippi Probably do people in the world can spend money as freely as wq Miseiisippians, when we have it, and subsist as Jong as we can on turnip greens end bacon when the crisis corner That is one reason why limes are either “bad” or “good” with os. When times are good and money easy we “spread the dog’’, and when times are bad and money tight we wear patches. We have cultivated the spending habit and the habit of dk>ing a ithout, excellently, but we have not cultivated the habit of eternal saving. New Englanders have formed the saving habit, and their accu mulated savings have made of that section an industrial empire. Savings accounts for their children begin simnltaneonsly with their birth, and every man and woman becomes an investor, their accu mulated savings are wisely used and always available for the build ing of new factories or the establishing of new industries. When the victorious Germans imposed a billion dollar war in demnity on France in 1871 the peasants of that wonderful country dug up their gold from obscure places and cancelled the debt* And these same peasants went on saving until this habit of thrift made their country rich, and it is the reason why, today, France has not broken under the strain of the late War. The South's rise from the ashes and defeat of 'B3 is one of the most glittering pages of all history. The South, and we in Missis sippi, have made great grogress. We have had much in our favor. W.e have had soil, climate, rainfall and a wealth of natural resources. But our timber is goiog, and our soil, much of it, has become im poverished ; even that of our rich Yazoo-Mississippi Delta has grown poorer. The farmers in the Hills are bound by the eternal credit 9\ - tern, and the Delta planter* borrow to finance their crops. An i when we in Missistippi need monev to boild oar roads or develop our country we have to go North or East to find it. We of alt peo pie should become financially independent. Independent we shall never be until we shall have cultivated the habit of eternal saving. When we have become one tenth as frugal aa the Frenoh and one half as saving as the Connection Yankee our Southland will be the richest agricultural country in the world. We are past-masters at spending, and can, when the pinch comes, do wit hoot, but as long as we spend and others save we shall have to borrow from others, pay interest and stay in debt. What’s In A Word? Last week's Neshoba Democrat carried a page advertisement for the Citizens Bank in which the following statement was made; “Our resources now exceed #800,000.00, surpassing in financial strength the Banks on the Q. M. &N.Uy , between Laurel snd Jackson, Tennessee." Of coarse any fair inference would give the impression that what Was intended was that the Citizens Bank was the largest Bank within the territory referred to. A great deal of latitude is allowed ad-writers, as in the case of poets. Words, at the same time, are treacherous things when carelessly used. A wrong word in the wrong place or used at the wrong time has caused many a tragedy. The incorrect deciphering of a news message precipitat ed the war we bad with Spain. However, Philadelphia should be proud of the claim to size set forth in the page ad that appears again this week, with a slight correction. The Bakery Question .. Philadelphia needs a modern bakery. Oue would pay here. 1 hey pay in towna-much smaller. Any business that will pay in • loan of Philadelphia’s size will pay in Philadelphia. We could support a dozen enterprises that we hare room for. Kvery month •tores multiply. This is a good trading center, but we need new industries worse than we need additional mercantile houses, sod We need a bakery. We should keep the money that goes out of the town to neighboring bakeries. We should do as much of our trade ing and manufacturing at home ae we can, profitably. We hate cried, and cried is the word, through these columns, for u syrup reboiling stsction. Union, to our South, appreciating that she must give every encouragement to legitimate enterprise, if she is to grow, has put one into operation. We bare cried lor a bakery. Lest week’s Union Appeal carries a news item to the' et feet that ground is soon to be broken for the erection of s new bak cry building there. We envy no town or city We admire the eo terprise of Union. We like her spirit. . Her corporate limits lap a little over into the County of Neshoba. We are proud of her. There is room in these environs for Union and Philadelphia both to buildi? There is room for teveral syrup rebofflug pluhii; there js sar-flarr p0,,t0 k " n, ’ ,od ,u " e u r " oa ’ her,,or * wived the following letter from Santa Claim: From the North Pole, Dec 20, 1922 Pear Old Neshoba Democrat, Philadelphia, Miss, , ? My dear Friend*: Have your favorat hand, with the bundle of letters that you were unable to set up for publi cation in your paper. I thank you for your kindness in going to all tbe work for the children of Neshoba County. I shall ar rive in Neshoba County at 12:33 o’clock A. M. on Christmas Eve Night. I’ll try to remember all the boys and girls that wrote me from your comity, I shall be very generous with those boys and girls who have been good since last Christmas I hope 1 shall remein her every hoy and girl. However, the roads in Ne shoba County are mighty bad- I have more trouble getting ov er the roads in Neshoba County than those of any other county, Last Christmas I got stuck in Pearl River Swamp, and as a re suit I was compelled to neglect several little boys and girls. That man, J. M. Mcßeath, Road Commissioner of your district, has made several promises to help on the roads in your coun ty, and has not fulfilled his promise. I'm going to pay my respects to him when I pass through Meridian. I,ingoing to put a snow ball in his sock. The letters I have received in the bundle are from the following. Should others come Send them on Wishing you a Merry Xmas h - lam thankfully, Santa Clans. List of Letters Received Odell Fox, Latha and Mildred Fox, Erma Ruth Nowell, Mau dine Manning, Francis Louise Crawford, Edwin Crawfprd, Er sel Crawford, Inna Hays, Mar guerite Long, Cola Thompson, Lamar Whinery, Alma Whinery, Vivian Whinery, Ezra Whinery, R. V. Bowman, Helen, Earl, Jo sie and Madiine Williams, Mar garet Richie, Loduako Matthews, Annie Mae, Stacie and Magadine Williams, J. C. Nicholson, Eolia Thomas, Grin Thomas, W&f Huston, Hugh Huston, Mavis <k Murtis Burks, Corine Bushy, Al berta Burnside, Eva, Auvelland Eunice McCown, Lucile, Ofchar and Luther Pike, Harry Eakes, Maggie Sue Eakes, James Gip son, Audrey Eakes, Erin Gladys Hardy, P. 0. Hardy, Jo sie Hardy, Desma Avis Hardy, Elaine Ford, Bonnie Ford, W. L Bassett, Ethel Oden Bassett, H D. Bassett Jr., Willis Taylor, Edna Franklin, Clifton H&mil ton, Kenneth'Lewis, Ola Niphol- Barrett, Clara Mae Myers. Erline Gresham, Myrlene Warren, Sadie White, Sue Myers, Vera Zelle Myers, Jetfie Petty, Reba Burns, Ruth Henry, Herman Burnett, Edie Danner, Bud Danner, James & Hoy Bre land, Elina and Zelma DeWwse, ■re* m —* I i/ ~'f '■ * ' "I ~ I The Chapter bds elected the following officers for 1938 J. F. McCauley, H. P; A J. Yates K; F. J. McKinley, 8; TANARUS, S Fost er, PS; A F Trapp, RAC; RD Eggleston, 8 V; E Wilkerson, 3 V J M Lofton, 1 Vj GW Mars, 8; J V Welsh, Sec A T Installation of officers will take place on December 27th The 0. E S. Elected the Fol lowing Chapter O E. S; Effie Graves, w. M., BdHen*nn, W. P., Mm. Wade, A. M , Mir. Mack Hawkins, C., K*to King, A. C., Mrs. J. L Posey. Secy , Mrs. Lola Beaks, tress., Mrs. Geo. W. Atkinson, Marshal, Geo. Taylor, 8., Mrs. Jim Eng, W., Mrs. Effie Brantley, A , Sue Black, R., Mrs. Lon Welsh, E., Lena Pearl McNeil, M., Mrs K. L Brantley, Electa, Gladys Pet tey, Pianist and Mrs Nannie Welsh, Chaplain. Blue Lodge Officers Elected Last Saturday follow ; M. 0. La ney, W. M., J T. Gross, & W. f T. G. Strum, J. W., J. L Cooper, Treas., W. H. Holl-.n I, Secy., J C. Bishop, S. and TANARUS, The other officers have not been chosen. Offi era will be installed at 2 o’c ock P. M., D-c. 27th Lost, Found Or For Sale Want And Classified Ads Remember the date December (be nird we are Riving away Ford Tour lug oar equipped with a if srarter on that date you can secure u tick t with each dollar spent with us from this date on. or you can pay up y<>ar account and-veuro lick eta tbeaame way. King auto Cos 12 21 2 c FARM FOR SALE- 100 acre#. good timber. On e*v Vnus. See meat once.— Dr A J Murphy 12 2! 2c CASlNGS—Standard four catdngw for Ford ears. 3S)hy 31 2 |0 and 30 by 3 |B. non akida. Guaranteed for 3000 ml lea, Wilke Bros Hardware Cos. > 12-28 22 Yu must have yoqr tickets with yoo to participate in tb* drawing of tiie Fowl Car that we are giving away December the 28rd‘ at 8 o’clock, if any of ouc of town customers have not received their numbers pleaae call and secure same before the rut-h King Auto Cos. 1221 2 e Best terete room residence in Phil adelphia for rent. See Mrs W O MIMEOGRAPH PA PER—You will And excellent Mimeograph paper at the office of the Neeboba Democrat. Ordered and kept for your convent, eoeo Neshoba Democrat r^.. •-* ; K . Remember the dale December the a3ed we are giving away Ford Tour log ear equipped with self starter on thdt date yon can eeetire a ticks! with each dollar spent with os from thla date on, or you bat) pay op your account and secure Motets the same way. King Auto Cos. IS SI 2 o House Route— M C Howtngton, PhUadelpbls. jffy . k ;■! * |> PBESU BUTTER— Home made butter, one mile from Court Clfebw ***■"' 1 * "W > ; V; Four Things to Remember. l)e comber the 28rd is the day. Three o’clock In the afternoon la tke time. You most have your tickets oathe groond. You oao psy your accounts now and receive more chances, on the Ford Touring Usr that Is being given away by the Ring Automobile €o Philadelphia Vr It tt 3s i 'V.?-' ’■4 - ,v"- ' I % H ' * : ' tltM SCSI NESS % A 4 . It*■ Tnwtfrnrl mid ion tfrwiifft a J i%SSL ‘ 'hdf - : <V-, : ’&3H ‘' <^l ~~ • 1 *<" t ■' ‘' , - >7>* w A Mern/ Xmas *' ■ > y / • , , S <v* .'l* 4 -Sr ? (l K ** ’t ■ i |'<l ■■■ To You! 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