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j A. &M. College Notes J They are oc! The student body of 1920-21 at Mississippi Agricul tural and Mechanical College with over 1200 young men registered as matriculants when the classes start ed Thursday. This is regarded as quite a record. Of this total as as certained, compartively few have failed on entrance exams. The class rooms are ajj well filled, es pecially the English, Agricultural Engineering, Industrial and Textile training. Mathematics, Commercial courses. Animal Husbandry and Chemistry. The actual number on file at the Registrar’s office at noon Thursday was 1220. Of this number probably before the end of the week several are liable to drop out by reason of their failure to meet entrance re quirements. Taking it all around according to faculty members ex perience the start for this session is decidedly gratifying. Among those on the campus dur ing the week was Geo. Reno, of Ha vana, Cuba, who was accompanied by his son and young daughter, hav ing come here for the purpose of seeing the college and entering his son as a student Mr. Reno is a native of Mississippi and is a nephew of the late celebrated Robert Ingersoll. He has the dis tinction of being the only native American holding a prominent posi tion in the Republic of Cuba. He is chief of the Bureau of Information in the Cuban Department of Agri culture, and has been a resident o? the island for the past twenty-five years. He was formerly chief of the Revenue Cutter Service of the A Redeeming Feature No laughing matter, a burning automobile—if it is yours. A blackened, twist ed mass of steel is poor sat isfaction if your loss is not covered by full automobile insurance—the one redeem ing feature of such misfor tune. Have you secured this pro tection for your car? Bet ter drop in here at insurance headquarters today and in sure your car. The rate is low. Mrs. J. B. Hogan Resident Agent Starkville, Mississippi SALE Bankrupt Stock In building next to Security State Hank. ALL GOODS SOLD AT COST. • Always try Woodward’s Sale First. Mrs. H. D. Woodward island. After spending a day or two studying the college Mr. Reno left for Washington, where he goes is a representative of the Cuban gov r rnment to inview Gen. E. H. Crow der to visit that classic queen of the Antilles. The extension forces have had an exceptionally busy week, starting with the monthly conference pre sided over by Director R S. Wilson. The staff of agents and specialists was almost 100 per cent represented in attendance. Only on? or two ab sentees were noted and these were prevented by actually unavoidable circumstances. Following the conference Director Wilson left on urgent business to Washington. The remainder of the extension men and women being prin cipally occupied in final preparations to install agricultural and home dem onstration exhibits at the Tri-State Fair. A carload of material left the college, and by Saturday or Monday State Agent Willis and those work ng v 'th him hope to have their ex 'ih’t finally and completely arranged. This same exhibit with additions will be sent to Meridian for their Mississippi-Alabama Fair, and fol lowing that the third week in Octo ber they will transfer to the Missis sippi State Fair at Jackson. It is believed by the extension leaders "hat the exhibit which they have pre pared will equal in interest and edu rational value any which have been previously installed. The work of Director of Athletics Chadwick and Coach Holtcamp in de veloping a foot-ball team worthy of Mississippi A. and M. annals and prestige is being vigorously pushed. In order to perfect the team work to better advantage the instructors have barred all spectators from the prac tice games and the side lines will be kept clear until they are ready foi the first clash of the season. So far the line-up of this year’s team ha not been announced but it is expect ed within the next few days. The most interesting athletic even* of general interest on the A. and M campus for this fall season will be the annual five mile team cross country championship contest by members of the Southern Amateui Athletic Union to be held on Satur day, October 30th. It was quite a compliment to A. and M. that this contest should have been brought tr the campus, and all of the collegf community are jpstly proud of this distinction. The contest will be un der the direction and auspices of the A. and M. College which is prepar ing to put a strong team in the field thirty aspirants for which are nov intensively training. This means strenuous work for th team, as the schedule for the sensor opens on October 16th at Vanderbil University for a three mile clip The Mississippi “Aggies” made ? notable record in 1919 by winninf the Southern Intercollegate contes* at Donaldsonville, La., in which con test they ran a perfect score in ad dition to achieving other notable victories. They have for 1920 the same team that participated in last year’s even 1 with the exception of one man wh( graduated in the spring. J. W. Bailey, class ’ls and of Cor nell ’l7 is coaching the college team and runs wit hthem each day. Mr. Bailey lays down only one rule which )’s “follow me” and he leads the way Of the thirty candidates who are try ing for place twelve have had track 'cxpei knee before. Teams representing New Orleans, Mobile, P.iimingham, Cbm ianoor.fi. Atlanta, Alabama Varsity, Georgia 'Tech., Auburn and 1,. S. (J. will at tend which ought to insure a real championship meet. The partial schedule for 1920 .opens with a meet with Vandy at (Nashville on October 16th for a 1 three mile cross-country race. On the A. and M. campus the Southern cross-country A. A. U. October 30 Ove miles the Western Conference Championship for six and one-quar 'ter miles will be held either at Chi cago, Purdue or Ames, lowa which will be an out and out classic. On December 4th at Birmingham, a road race of three miles. The A. and M. team is confronted The Facts’ of the Telephone # Situation in Mississippi s *; ' V J Epps Brown, President CUMBERLAND TELEPHONE & TELE6RAPH COMPANY Incorporated The Company, The Public, The Employees Adequate and efficient telephone service is essential to the continued prosperity of all commercial enterprises, and a telephone in the home for social intercourse is as necessary as a telephone in the place of business. No telephone company can furnish this serv ice without the full support of the public it serves. This is true because the interests of the public, the telephone company and its em ployees are identical; each must co-operate and neither can permanently profit at the ex pense of the other. The Company furnishes the Plant and re ceives Profits. The Employees furnish the Effort and re ceive Wages. The Public furnishes the Revenue and re ceives Service. The telephone situation is as much the con cern of the public as it is of the Company and its employees. The sound support of the'pub- Thc next advertisement will f/lre the facts of the service situation. Miss 2 The Facts of the Telephone Situation in Mississippi CUMBERLAND TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH COMPANY Incorporated The Service Situation Telephone service should be adequate, ef ficient and dependable; sufficient in quan tity, satisfactory in quality and furnished without interruption. Adequate service is dependent upon ade quate facilities. Efficient service is dependent upon a suf ficient number of trained employees to maintain and operate the facilities. Dependable service is dependent upon both adequate facilities and trained forces. Thr facilities are paid for with the money invested in the business. Trained forces are paid with the money paid to the Com pany by the public for the service furnished. In no other way can these essential req uisites of service be bad. The needed facil ities are never paid for out of the earnings of the company, and the employees are never paid out of the capital of the com pany. Subsequent statements will show what the Company has done to meet its obliga tion to furnish both facilities and forces. Everyone knows that this Company’s service has been dependable. Throughout the war and in spite of strikes and the most abnormal conditions ever known, our serv ice was furnished without interruption. While the service now is not adequate to meet the unprecedented demand, due to causes which will be given later, the facts show that the Company is now furnishing a far greater quantity of service than ever before. The following figure, show tfie service furnished within the State of Mississippi. EXCHANGE SERVICE Telephone* Telephones Installed Discontinued Net Gain 1915 .... 7,482 7,592 47x 1916 .... 7,983 6,169 1,814 1917 .... 5,902 5,943 41v 1918 .... 5,698 4,549 549 xlndicates loss The next advertisement will give some of the reasons why our orders for material and equipment have not been filled. Miss. with a heavy schedule but coach nuiey feels sure they car. hold their own with all comers. SELLS-FLOTO CIRCUS , When the Sells-Floto circus comes to Kosciusko, Saturday, Oct. 9th, for afternoon and eveing performances, great throngs of people from this section will be in attendance for we are ail, more or less, circus hungry. The circus this season is the second largest in the world and has the (pick of the circus performers on its ester. “The Birth of the Rainbow” opens the great performance, being I ilowed by aerial acts that are-thrill ing; contortion acts, real features; ring acts that are marvelous; Indian, dog, pony, monkey, riding, animal, ■ a and scores of other acts. Thr ■rings and two stages arc used this season And a band of 50 musicians adds its hit to the program making it (he greatest performance under canvas that will visit this section this season. Better mark the date in your cal endar, get the kiddies in your neigh borhood together and all come and spend the day with Sells-Floto. Be in time for the parade in the morn ing. LAND FOR SALE—The best cot ton land in the world; no boll wee vils; can grow hay, corn or wheat; 40 and up to 500 acre tracts; prices right, good terms. For prices and ‘erms write J. W. Cox, Holland, Mo. lie should he based upon a knowledge of th* facts. The telephone industry in Mississippi face* a crisis unparalleled during its entire history, the cumulative effect of conditions during tha past four years; conditions which this Com pany was powerless to influence or control. It is the purpose of this Company to fully inform the public of the facts of this situation. This is the first of a series of advertisements to place before the public all the facts of th* telephone Industry in the state of Mississippi, It is the duty of all who have need for tele phone service now, and in the future, to care fully read and consider these facts and. if con vincing, to give a quick, direct and cordial support to the Company. If any statements are questioned, they can be verified. Our whole claim for your support is based upon established facts. An average gain of 569 telephones per year. Since 1918 the performance was: Telephone* Telephone* Installed Discontinued Net Gala 1919 .... 7,298 4,506 2791 1920 (5 mo.) 3,591 1,870 1,721 During 1919 the net gain was 391 per cent greater than the average gain for the four previous years. If the rate of net gam.during the first five months of 1920 is maintained throughout the year, the 1920 gam will be 626 per cent greater than the normal average annual gain. The average number of calls made from the exchange stations has greatly In creased, so that the Company is now fur nishing several hundred thousand more ex change messages, from the same number of telephones, than ever before. TOLL SERVICE 1915 1,949,587 toll messages 191 6 2,248,898 " 191 2,543,191 “ 1918 2,612,234 " 1919 2,701,959 “ 1920 (first 5 mo.) 1,157,435 “ The volume of toll service during 1919 was 38.6 per cent greater than during 1916 and if the volume of toll service for the first five months of 1920 is maintained throughout the year, the volume of toll service during 1920 will be 42.6 per cent greater than during 1915. Does this record entitle this Company to your support? If it does, your interest de mands that you let it be known. That every one cannot now be served is due to the unparalleled demand, and the abnormal conditions of the manufacturer and means of transportation; all of which will be shown.