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The City Itemizer.
H A* LEEt Editor "Devoted to the Interest of the Editor* Exclusively." 01.00 Tees VOLUME 23 WATER VALLEY, MISS., MARCH 29, 1917 NUMBER 20 Plant Delinted Cotton Seed. When the soil and air are warm and the soil is in good condition, the plants from delinted seed will come up several days earlier than the plants from ordinary seed. When the soil is damp and cold, dry and cold or poorly prepared, a good stand will frequently be se cured from delinted seed where land planted with common seed will have to be replanted, Replant ing is seldom profitable, it means failure where there is boll weevil. One weeks difference in earliness often means a difference of a quarter of a bale an acre. Delinted seed drops evenly like corn or grain, There are no skips. Ordinary seed mats . up in .the planter aDd the skips are frequent. This eveness of planting from de. tinted seed increases the yield 10 to 25 per cent. When a hard crust forms on the soil after planting, the plants from delinted seed are so thick and evenly placed that they will usually lift the crust and grow The plants from seed having short lint generally start unevenly and are spaced unevenly so that they die before they can get through a - _ :d crust. Many oil mills will delint seed for planting for the lint. Several gins in Eastern Arkansas have put in delinting maohines. H. M. Cottrell, Agriculturist, Bureau of Farm Development, Memphis, Tenn. Mrs. J. A. Vaughn has returned to her home in Memphis, accom panied by her mother, Mrs. J. W MoLarty, Who will be her guest for a couple of weeks. Mrs. C. H. Hammond left Monday for a visit to relatives and friends at her old home in Natch ez, where she will be the guest of her sister, Mrs. Annie Y. Junkin. Optimism. Get all the good there is today, Don’t fret about tomorrow; There’s trouble ’round us all the time, What need is there to borrow? The wise man gets what joy he can. And leaves the fool his folly; He knows too much to waste his life In gloom and melancholy. Look on the bright side every time, Don’t waste your days repining; W’hen any cloud looks dark and dull, Turn out the silver lining. Be wise! Be cheerful, bright and glad, Leave to the fool his folly, And let your motto be: “Cheer up!” Your rule of life: “Be jolly!” —Selected. If there is some one in the family who “rubs us the wrong way,” whose opinions irritate us and whose personality rasps us, it is not altogether a matter of regret. There are young people who grow up in households where harmony and affection bold such sway that they are quite unprepared for the friction and unpleasantness in evitable as life progresses. Some are orushad by a harsh word simply because harshness is new in their experience Some lose their selt control in the face of injustice be cause they have never before en countered it. And while it is true that if we had our way our homes would be free from this vexing element, there is at least partial compensation in the fact that be fore we go out into life we may learn the lesson of forbearance. And thus we get paid for forbear ance. The Test ot a Gentleman. The gentlemen will betray him self as quickly at any other occu pation as when driving a oar. But the man who shows as much consideration for the pedestrian on the street, for the driver of a wagon, or for the motorist in the other car, as he does for the young * woman beside him will not long conceal the fact that he is one of that constantly lessening number who may be called gentlemen. —Houston Post. “A rather long and complicated sentence to say that the test of a gentleman is the consideration shown to other people.” says the Dayton (Ohio) News. “There is no other test. It matteas not how well educated he may be; it mat ters not how well graced he is in art or literature, if he lacks con sideration for other people—for all people—be is not a gentleman. “So it all resolves itself into one word, ‘kindness.’ The kindly man is a gentleman. The fellow who is unkindly is not a gentleman. That is all there is to it—whether one is driving a oar or sweeping a street.” In other words, one of the evi dences of a real gentleman is con sideration for others, and it applies to womankind as well as to men. The woman who has no oonsidera. tion for others lacks a great deal of possessing one of the great virtues that is essential to the ideal woman. It is manifested in many ways, and especially in the boy or girl in their teens. For instance, it ia often that a bunch of girls will be parading down the street, and think that they are entitled to the whole side-walk, it never, in their self centered thoughts, having oc curred to them that they should always give half the walk to those they meet in passing. This is simply one of the many evideuces of selfishness and lack of good breeding, and is an index to their character. You can not be a real gentleman or a real lady without giving the proper consid eration for others —Panola Coun. ty Democrat. Mr. H K. Hunter, Cashier of The Peoples Bank, spent Friday in Grenada on business. *