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The Starkville news. (Starkville, Miss.) 1902-1960, October 01, 1920, Image 12

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On Our Entire Stock of Merchandise
Clothing, Dress Goods , Ready-to-wear, Shoes,
Hats, Caps and all Staple Goods
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Except Groceries.
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Prices are on the downward trend, and we are reducing our prices accordingly
We have a fine selection of new Fall Merchandise and you should not fail to take ad
vantage of this great opportunity to save money. We call special attention to our
large assortment of Men’s, Ladies’ and Childrens Work Shoes.

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10 per cent off. For Cash Only.
Goodman Bros.
Starkville, Mississippi
The initial social event for the
present session of Mississippi A. and
M. College was the reception ar
ranged for new students or fresh
men by the Y. M. C. A. in the audi
torium of that building on Friday
night. There was nothing stilted,
dreary or draggy; not even a ges
ture of the somewhat informal pro
gram that was heavy or amateurish.
Asa matter of course incidental to
such an occasion there were a few
addresses delivered, but these were
all bright and sparkled with wit, wis
dom and experience derived from
long connection with the college life.
The program as devised by Gener
al Secretary Ben F. Rogers included
a musical overture by the College
Orchestra under the leadership of
Prof. A. Weatherly, which was in
keeping with the bright history of
that organization and its finished
quality of music as furnished in the
In the unavoidable absence of
President H. S. Johnson of the Y.
M. C. A., who was to have given the
formal address of welcome, Secre
tary Rogers in heartfelt terms ex
tended a sincere welcome to the
group of new men, some three hund
red of whom were assembled in the
auditorium. Incidentally Mr. Rog
ers gave some brotherly advice drawn
from the storehouse of his own actual
experience gained since he himself
went through the ordeals of opening
college life.
The address of welcome was re
sponded to by Ben G. Hilbun, a fresh
■man from Jones County. Mr. Hil
bun began in a modest way declar
ing that he had no experience as a
speaker. Yet he had hardly spoken
a dozen words before it was appar
ent that he realized the significance
of the’ occasion and he no doubt
voiced the sentiment of most of his
fellow class men assembled in urg
ing upon them the necessity of
steady work and constant applica
tion to the business that had brought
them to this institution. To equip
themselves “for making the best
Dr. D. C. Hull, president of the
College, who followed Mr. Hil’oun
paid that earnest young man a well
merited compliment, declaring that
he had never heard an impromtu or
extemporare speaker” rise so readily
to his theme. He expressed the hope
that Mr. Hilbun’s words and the
ideals which they convey would bear
good fruits. Dr. Hull spoke briefly,
earnestly, and brightly giving some
excellent and timely advice to the
young men. He made it clear to all
that he desired to be considered not
only as the executive head of this
College but the friend, adviser and
sympathizer of all, and wished them
all a pleasant and profitable sojourn.
A brief inteidude between speeches
was filled by several glees given ef
fectively by the college male quar
tette who were compelled to give
several numbers.
Father interesting addresses were'
delivered by Prof. J. M. Beal and
Prof. F. P. Gaines, which were re
plete with timely advice, as well as
words of hopeful optimism and en
The stage had been tastefully ar
ranged with a profusion of golden
rod effectively placed around the fool
lights, the idea of simplicity having
been carried out in al fresco detail.
Following the speaking formalities
the company adjourned to the lobby
and the reading rooms which had
been converted into one general re
ception hall. Here a pleasant hour
was spent in social interchange and
greetings, while a bevy of charming
young ladies whose presence bright
ened the picture helped to serve re
freshing ices in general abundance.
No doubt could be entertained
that this first social function for the
season had been a success and it was
a wonderful demonstration of the
good office which attend the efforts
and activities of the Young Men’s
Christian Association wherever such
organization exists.
It is surprising how quickly eye in
humation is helped by common
witchhazel, camphor, hydrastis, etc.,
as mixed in Lavoptik eye wash. One
elderly lady, who had been troubled
with chronic eye inflamation for
many years, was greatly helped in
two days. We guarantee a small
bottle of Lavoptik to help ANY
CASE of weak, strained or inflamed
eyes. Aluminum eye cup FREE.
B, K. & F. L. Wier. t-1
Muf atAßKmg (tttts.) ttttti'
“No single step nor operation in
(lie handling of cattle yields such big
returns in money as the single act of
dehorning. The absence of horns
on a bunch of beef cattle means 15c
to 25c per cwt. added to their value.
All buyers prefer dehorned cattle,
even for local slaughter, as the car
casses are more likely to be free from
bruises and injuries, but the most im
portant factor is that many eastern
shippers often refuse to bid on horn
ed cattle, on account of the practical
certainty that some of them will be
bruised in transit to their destina
the result. Officers who were utter
and often restricts the outlet on a
particular bunch of horned cattle to
the local killing demand. It goes
without saying that the more buyers
that are bidding on a given bunch of
cattle the better the price the sales
man will be able to obtain. If on ac
count of the cattle being horned east
ern shippers are practically out of
the competition, they will have to sell
for whatever the local killer will pay.
In the case of a bunch of cattle that,
except for their horns, would just
anxious for every person in this state
in price may amount to as much as
50c per cwt. Dehorn your cattle be
fore placing them in the feed lot.”
The above advice is especially ap-’
plicable to the southern cattle feeder
and producer, as dehorning is a fea
ture of the cattle feeding business
which the southern cattlemen have in
the past very greviously neglected,
as a large majority of the southern
cattle come to market are horned cat
tle. It is a fact that the southern
cattlemen are also dependent upon
the east and north for an outlet for
part of their surplus cattle as well
as other sections, because of the fact
that so many of the large packing
plants are located there. If the cat
tlemen of the South realized how
easy it is to dehorn their calves, and
how much quicker and better a bunch
of cattle will fatten after dehorning
and how much better they will sell
when placed on the market, it would
be a rare thing to ever see any horn
ed cattle in the South. This is a
very important feature of the cattle
business and it is hoped that the cat
tlemen of the South will govern
themselves in the future accordingly,
as it is a matter that the cattle buy
ers are becoming more strict about
every day.
The office of the Home Service
Section, Oktibbeha Chapter, Ameri
can Red Cross, has been moved from
its former quarters with the Rey
nolds Insurance Agency, Courthouse
Square, to the office temporarily oc
cupied by the Chamber of Commerce
over the Merchants and Farmers’
Office hours: 1 to S each after
noon except Saturday.
This week several more students
in Vocational training have been aid
ed in securing rooms. But the de
mand fgor light housekeeping rooms
is still great, although citizens con-
Everybody Knows
\\ hat thriit has done for many of the world’s great
men. History is full of careers laid and made
on the rock foundation of the savings habit.
These stories are always interesting and inspiring.
But you are particularly concerned with
What thrift can do for you!
The first step in finding out is opening a Savings
Account. Once started you’ll find it fascinat
ing work to make it grow.
Peoples Savings Bank
“The Bank of Personal Service”
Starkville, Miss,
tinue to list rooms day by day. /This
splendid response of the citizens in
their patronage of the “Rooming
Agency” is appreciated both by the
Red Cross and by the students.
There have been several requests
for articles of second-hand furniture
necessary for carrying on light
housekeeping made by men who, be :
ing sent here for only a limited peri-'
od, do not care to invest in new fur
niture. Anyone having second-hand
furniture to sell at reasonable prices
may be able to secure a purchaser
by listing such articles with the Red
Cross. Phone 34.
Lily E. Mitchell, Act. Exec. Sec.
Home Service, Section, A. R, C.
FOR SALE—Jersey heifers; two
2Vi years old, freshen in January;
four 1 year old; one spring heifer
calf. All high grade Jerseys. Al
so two horses. V. T. Brewer, Stark
ville, Miss.

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