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VOL. 19
In addition to the showing and
judging of Jerseys and other live
stock at Oktibbeha’s coming “JER
SEY SHOW,” which will be staged
at Starkville, October 28th, other
events are being planned which will
make this one of the most memora
ble days in the history of the county.
There will be exhibits of canning,
sewing, cooking, bee and dairy pro
ducts—there will be a baking con
test, a poultry show and last, but not
least, there will be a “Better Baby”
contest and everything else that goes
to make a wonderful day for every
body. In addition to the college
band, other features will furnish en
PrelimifTary detail plans W’ere made
for the “GREAT DAY” at a confer
ence meeting this week of the execu
tive committee consisting of Miss
Harriet Jones, home demonstratior
agent. Miss Lilly Mitchell, Red Gross
representative, C. P. Parrot . county
agent, and John B. De Motte, of the
Starkville Chamber of Commerce.
Miss Jones will have charge of the
canning, sewing, women’s cooking,
girls’ cooking, the bees and dairy
product exhibits. She will also su
pervise the baking contest and the
poult y shew and will be assisted by
college experts as Wall as various
county committees. The exhibits
will be placed in the corridors of the
court hou*e and the baking conest
will be held in the demonstration
The “Better Baby” contest, which
is not in any respect a beauty con
test but an event where six physi
cians will judge the youngsters from
a'health standpoint and offer advice,
will bo staged in the Court Room of
the Court House under the super
vision of Miss Mitchell. Bronze
medals and diplomas will be awarded
the winners.
The Jersey Show proper will be
staged on Main Street. Owing tc
his being out of town this week, lit
tle could be learned of Mr. Barrett’s
plans on Wednesday, but it is known
that premiums will be offered for
every class of Jerseys and other live
stock.,The poultry show will be held
in the Court House yard.
Complfete premium lists and more
information about the show will bo
ready for publication by next week.
The outlook for the Starkville pub
lic school for the session of 1920-21
is very encouraging. The enroll
ment of the school is larger than it
has ever been, having reached almost
the four hundred mark.
Throug hthe efforts of the progres
sive board of trustees and the effici
ent superintendent, C. Morris,
many noticeable improvements have
been made. The school has been
equipped for a splendid Home Science
course under Miss Martha Carpen
ter, for an efficient commercial course
under Miss Bonnie 801 l Gann, and
for physical development by means
of various plays and games under
the direction of teachers who have
been appointed for this special work.
French has been added to the High
School course of study, and it is be
ing successfully taught by Miss
Maude Carpenter.
Never before in the history of the
school has such Interest and enthusi
asm on the part of the students been
so keenly manifested in their classi
fication and in their credits for
The curriculum of this school will
compare favorably with that of the
very best High Schools in the state.
We must strive to maintain the
high standard of the school, and in
order to keep it 100 per cent efficient
the cooperation, the hearty support,
and the continued assistance must be
manifested by the citizens of Stark
ville. , ,
A meeting, of all the mothers and
guardians of the student body will
be called at a very early date, and
it will be to the advantage of every
one interested to attend thjs meeting.
Census Report For
City Shows Loss
Below we give the tabulated preliminary announcement
ol the population of Oktibbeha County according to the four
teenth census just issued. The report gives Starkville 2,596,
a decrease ol 102 since 1910. Oktibbeha County according
to the report has a loss of 2.804.
The report states that these figures are subject to correc
tion. There are many citizens who think that the population
of Starkville has increased instead of decreased. The very
good argument to bear out this assertion is that there are no
vacant houses in The city, everyone being occupied with one,
two and three families—a condition which has existed for
over a year. It is true that a great many negroes have left
the county, hut all the negro houses in the city are occupied.
It might be well for the Chamber of Commerce to take
the matter up with the authorities and get a recount.
Fourteenth Census
Minor civil division 1920 19T6 1900
Oktibbeha County ... .7. 16,872 UL676 20783
Beat 1, including Longview village and
Starkville city 5,834 6,109 5,942
Peat 2 7 2,228 2,492 3,046
Beat 3, including part of Maben 2,758 3,726 3,621
Beat 4, including Sturgis 2,640 3,079 3,165
Beat s . 3,412 4,270 4,409
Incorporated place 1920 1910 1900
Longview village 248 190
Maben town (part of)* 342 406 282
Starkville city „ 2,596 2,698 1,986
Sturgis town 354 321
*ln Oktibbeha and Webster Counties. Combined popu
lation: 1920, 499; 1910, 539; 1900, 282.
What has long been needed in
■Starkville and said at one time to
ie an impossibility is going to be a
eality. A Mothers Club or Parent-
Teachers Association will soon be
organized and the hearty support of
ivery mother in Starkville is solicited
The principal. Mr. Morris, and the
eachers are deeply interested in this
organization which-bids fair to be a
rreat benefit to not only the school
mt to the parents and teachers as
veil. Two important enthusiastic
neetings have been held. Mrs. Hor
ace Cunningham is temporary chair
nan and with an able body of as
dstants there is no reason why Stark
•ille can’t hold its own with other
ities in the improvement of condi
ions so vital to the children of their
•ommunities. There is no such word
is “can't” and if other clubs are a
access why not make this one in
behalf of the children so dear to the
hearts of everyone the most enthusi
astic and strongest club of all.
railroaFcrossing 10
One of Oktibbeha’s most dangerous
railroad crossings will be made much
safer as the result of the work of
the railroad committee of the Cham
>er of Commerce, of which A. W.
Reynolds is chairman. This is the
Illinois Central grade crossing just
west of Starkville, known as the
Louisville road crossing, the high
banks of which are to be cut down
so that automobilists and drivers can
’easily see the track in both direc
The assurance that this work will
be done in the near future is given
in a letter to Mr. Reynolds from A.
*3. Caulfield, superintendent, in which
he shows the true I. C. spirit of co
operation by writing: " this con
dition can be remedied to a great
extent by cutting down the banks on
both sides, and we will give this mat
ter special attention.”
Midshipman R. L. Tatum, of Mer
idian, was in the city last week, hav
ing arrived a few days ago from the
naval academy at Annapolis, Md.
He has several young men student
friends at A. and M. with whom he
spent several days. He is well
pleased with the situation at the
academy and hopes to be rapidly
promoted in the coming years.
IIGHT” is planned for the next
regular meeting of the Chamber of
Commerce which will be held on Fri
■ay, October 15, and which will be a
special event to welcome Dr. Hull to
Starkville as well as the formal open
ing of the Chamber of Commerce’s
new rooms in the rear of the Mer
i-hants and Farmers Bank. Tho
‘feed” and n special program of en
‘ ertainment for this event is being
handled by a special committee com
nosed of G. Odie Daniel, Dr. Eck
ford and F. I. Wier, and some rare
‘stunts” are promised.
The organization has already taken
possession of the new rooms which
re being extensively improved and
'i'll work will be completed in plenty
of time for the “smoker.”
1 The Board of Aldermen were in
session last Monday night, sitting as
a tax adjusting board. The meeting
had been advertised beforehand and
there were quite a number of “sons
of the city” present to make protests
against the tasks the “city fathers”
had set for them. A few were given
reductions, the others were not —
most everyone though was satisfied.
The city needs the money to keep
going and make improvements that
are badly needed and the only way
to do it is to raise taxes. The small
amounts made in raises are not go
ing to break anyone and everyone
'should be satisfied. The fixing of
the tax rate will probably come up
at the regular meeting next Tuesday
Rally Day exercises will be held
at the Presbyterian Church next
Sunday morning at 10:30. A splen
did program is being arranged for
the occasion and the whole congre
gation is being urged to attend—
his means old and young, great and
small. Everyone is cordially invited
to come out.
♦ ***♦•♦***♦
* Teach me that sixty minutes *
* make an hour, sixteen ounces a *
* pound, and one hundred cents a *
* dollar. Help me to live so that *
* I may lie down at night without *
* a gun under my pillow—un- *
* .haunted by the faces of those *
* whom I have wronged. *
* Help me to earn my meal *
* ticket on the square and in con- ♦
* formance with the Golden Rule. *
* Deafen me to the jingle of *
* tainted coin—to the rustle of *
* unholy skirts. *
* May Ibe blind to the faults *
* my fellows and see my own *
* clearly. Guide me so that I *
* may look across the dinner at •
my wife and have nothing to *
* conceal. ♦
* Keep me young—that I may *
* laugh with the childi-en. Make *
* me sympathetic—that I may be *
* considerate of the old. *
* When comes the day of drawn *
* shades and fragrant flowers, of *
* quiet footsteps and hushed *
* voices, when the wheels crunch *
* on the gravel walk and the *
* neighbors whisper, “How natural *
he looks!’’—make the ceremony *
short and the epitaph simple: *
“Here lies a Man!”—George *
* Lee in Popular Magazine. *
The Mexican'bull fighter has noth
ing on Mayor Bridges. In fact, the
Honorable Mayor of Starkville is
seriously thinking of challanging the
champion bull of far away Mexico
for a few rounds.
After his experience of Wednesday
afternoon the Mayor is satisfied that
be can best any bull that walks the
face of the earth. On this particu
lar afternoon Mayor Bridges
iness that called him across the field
where Tommy Woodward’s prize bull
holds undisputed possession. Al
though beng warned that the animal
was dangerous the Mayor with his
usual lack of “fear and trembling”
started across the field. Accounts
differ as to who started the fight.
Some say that Mr. Bull mistook the
Honorable Mayor for a tall, lanky
enemy of his. Others say that the
Mayor has long cherished an ambi
tion to show his ability as a bull
Anyway the fight started, and from
the accounts of eye-witnesses it was
“some scrap.” It lasted several
minutes, with the Mayor and the bull
taking turn about knocking one an
other down. Finally, the combat
ants were separated by witnesses of
the bout, with the Mayor claiming
the victory.
Outside of a few bruises, stiffness
and torn clothes Mayor Bridges is
ting about his business with a self
satisfied expression. The News has
been unable to get an interview with
the bull.
Later Developments
The News understands that Mr
Woodward has consulted some of the
best legal talent in the city, in re
gard to bringing suit against Mayor
Bridges for an alleged unwarranted
attack upon his bull.
teleplne¥be put
Asa result of correspondence be
' tween the Chamber of Commerce and
H. W. Inman, superintendent of the
\merican Railway Express Company
Mr. Inman has ordered the installa
tion of a telephone in the Starkville
office for the convenience of custo
mers who may want information or
who have packages to be called for.
According to the order which was
.’issued on September 28th, the phone
is to be installed on October Ist, 1920
Two months of hard toiling in the
sun in the wheat fields of Kansas,
Oklahoma and Nebraska has put new
muscle and brawn into the lives of
four young men of Starkville, name
ly, Shearer Tyson, Walter Cox, Jas.
P. Clayton and Pierre Roberts.
These four bright young men of
the A. and M. College immediately
after the school session hied to the
wheat fields, worked steadily and
earned from seven to ten dollars u
They returned a short time ago
looking fresh and strong, plainly in
dicating such diversion as invigor
ating where you get the balmy breeze
flaily. Some of these yopng men
will play with the foot-ball team of
A. and M, this season.
The women voters of Oktibbeha
County are seeking after the “funda
mental principles of politics.” Real
izing their lack of education in the
school of polities, the women are go
ing to get the men voters to instruct
them along these lines, so that they
-will be better fitted to meet the re
sponsibilities that have been thrust'
upon them. They ahe going about
the task in the right way, too. They
intend to hold a series of meetings,
and have men who are politicians
and semi-politicians talk to them and
instruct them in the art of politics.
Hence the Women’s Clubs of this
community have issued the following
call to the women of the county for
the first meeting of the series:
“In view of the fact that woman
in anew and vital sense has, in this
state, been admitted to citizenship
tind that she may in Oktibbeha Coun
ty pi worthy of the trust imposed
■iy careful preparation for an intelli
gent use of the ballot the Women’s
Clubs and organizations, social and
civic, patriotic and reformatory, of
btarkville and the A. and M. College
ssue a call for a mass meeting of
! women at the Court House Tuesday
einoon at 3 :J0 to formulate a plan
whereby effective education may be
acquired to meet this grave responsi
bility. Several able gentlemen, in
brief speeches, will participate in the
live program prepared for the oc
s. o. main
| An S. O. S. call for “rooms, more
rooms, and "specially rooms adapted
for light house-keeping” is sent out
by the Chamber of Commerce this
Avtek and all persons who can offer
smdi rooms are urged to communi
cate with Miss Lilly Mitchell, at the
new Red Cross office (phone 34) in
he M. & F. bank building, at once.
, . TI ' IS request, which will cause sac
rifice on the part of many of Stark
ribes citizens, is made necessary be
cause the special committee of the
Chamber of Commerce could find no
other way of meeting the coming
housing crisis caused by the assign
in;.' to A. and M. three hundred new
war students, about one hundred of
whom are married and who will bring
their families The demand for
rooms has already exceeded the sup
ply and Miss Mitchell, to whom the
hoys are sent as soon as they arrive,
is “hard put” to take care of them!
Te committee was appointed to in
vestigate and take such action as
necessary, at the last meeting of the
Chamber, and especially to consider
the possibility of erecting a special
village of pox-table houses or tents,
but it found after exhaustive nvesti
gation that neither plan was feasi
ble at this time. “The situation
must be taken care of by the citi
zens, if these families are to be kept
here,” is their report.
A wedding which* was a surprise
i occurred at Baptist parsonage two
j weeks ago the contracting parties
1 being Miss Rosa Sarles and Mr. H.
M. Wilson, Rev. J. D. Ray uniting
I hem together for weal or woe. The
bride is well known here and is a
sudor of Mrs. 'Kohorn. The couple
f.vill reside in Laurel. Before com
ing here the groom bought the license
in Meridian.
Monday, Oct. 4
Ethel Clayton in “THE 13TH
13,” episode 3.
Tuesday, Oct. 5
George Walsh in “A MANHAT
TAN KNIGHT” and Mutt and Jeff.
Wednesday, Oct. 6
Constance Talmadge in “A VIR
Thursday, Oct. 7
Wm. S. Hart in “RIDDLE GAWN”
and Fox News.
Friday, Oct. 8
Constance Binney in “ERST
WHILE SUSAN,” and Mack Sen
nett Comedy.
Saturday, Oct. 9
| Pauline Frederick in “THE LOVE
OF LETTY”—a Goldwyn feature.
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