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REPORT OF FARM DEPART
...—Vi OF HARRISON O A Kjx\ £1 A. H. S. (By E. B. Colmer Agriculturist) I take this method of com municating to the citizens ano tax payers of both Harrisoi. and btone Counties a brief re port on the operations of the Agricultural Department for tne year 1922-23. 1 It has been our purpose tol operate the school farm on a strictly commercial basis this year. A strict and accurate set of books have been kept on all I arm Business during the year, and a detailed report of its fi nancial condition has been sub mitted to the Board of Trustee in session quarterly. A brief summary of the final report for the year is given below. Ow ing to the fcjct that the Farm went under its present manage ment in August of 1922, this report dates from August 1st, 1922 to Augustlst 1923. The report follows:— Total expenditure of farm for the year .$2654.91 (Permanent fixtures,) Farm Machinery and Implement shed .$447.33 c 5.. nag 87F llshrdlu shrdl Expended for production and general form improvement .$2207.58 Evpended for production and general 'farm improvements— .$2207.58 Total receipts from sale of Farm Produce to Aug. 1st. .$1330.89 Expenditures in excess of receipts on Aug. 1st. 1923 .$666.69 As the principle field crops were still in the held on the date of the above balance, the following resources may now be credited to off set the above balance of $666.69. i Corn harvested and stored in the barn, measured... .532 bu. Sweet potatoes harvested and stored, .200 bu. Pea vine and Lespadeza hay cured and stored.22 tons Velvet Beans for cow and hog hog pasturev.20 acres Sweet Potatoes used to pasture hogs on,.IV2 acI>es Sugar Cane planted to seed this fall.IV2 acres Field Peas whipped out for seed,.12 bu. Farm Improvements The labor and expense of the following farm improve ments may also be added to the credit of the farm, as they were paid for by the above named expenditures of the farm. We have surveyed anew and rebuilt the terraces over the entire school farm; have cleared and put into cultivation six acres of new ground land; built 160 rods of new fence; built a com,pot shed for barn yard man ure worth $35.00; built a three span bridge 54 feet lang across a branch leading to the farm; built a 30 ft. curtain cold frame for plant culture work, also, a glass sash hot bed for growing winter plants covering 60 sq. feet. I From the above figures, it is an evident fact that our school Farm has operated on a paying basis this year, and given a good net return on every dol lar invested. We are well pleas ed with the results of this years work because of the falct that we have worked under consider able handy-cap from the begin ning. On the out set, we were forced to operate the farm from August of last year -until Feb ruary of this year entirely from the sale of farm produce. There was not a dollar in the treasury of this department to start with, and the funds of our an \ nual budget did not become available until February. The budget set apart for the oper ation of the farm was $4000.00. We only drew on the budget for $1159.07 during the year, which left a balance of $2840. 93. We are. publishing this an nual report of the Farm De partments business to let the tax payers of Harrison and Stone counties know that we are making an honest effort to give you a good net return on every dollar spent on us. We take this opportunity to thank the Board of Supervisors and Trustees of both pounties, and more especially the individual tax payers for the hearty co operation we have received at your hand in helping to make our work here a success. With your continued co-oper ation and support we shall look forward to still greater success in the future. J__ (Signed), E. B. COLMER, AGRICULTURIST. I FINKBINE OFFICIALS AF1ER OIL The following taken from the Hattiesburg American of Dec ember, btn., will be of interes to the friends of the persons mentioned above. W. E. Guild, Jacob Klumb, and W. O. Finkbine connectea with the h inkbine Lumber Com pany in various capacities, with headquarters here, are behind a project to sink a test weill for oil in Rankin County, ntar Cato for the test, anu it is understood that he hole will be drilled at least 5000 feet. Mr., Guild is General Man ager of the Finkbine Lumber Company, Mr. Klumb is father of C. E. Klumb, sales manager for the same concern and Mr. Finkbine one of the officers of the company, all of whom are well known here. The oil project i a private enterprise having no connection whatever with .the lumber con cern. -o DE MILE’S NOVEL FEAT Some idea of the attention paid to details by Cecil B. De Mille in his production of the Paramount-Artcraft picture, “Male and Female,” which will be the attraction at the Strand theatre on Thursday and Fri day, may be gained from a photographic feat which he ac complished during the filming. Those who are familiar with Sir James M. Barrie’s famous play, “The Admirable Crich ton,” from which the new De Mille production was adapted, will recall that several of the Tv*rvaf /ivnifinor cpptipq t«lcp nlfl.PP in a cave on a tropical island. In order to secure natural sun light for “shooting” these epi sodes, Mr. De Mille devised an intricate system of mammouth mirrors* by which the rays of the sun were reflected far into the dark recesses of the cave. Despite the lavish scale upon which the picture was screened the inimitable Barrie humor and his whimsical touches are apparent throughout. Thomas Meighan has the leading role, and other prominent players in the cast are Gloria Swanson, Lila Lee, Theodore Roberts, Bebe Daniels, Raymond Hatton, and Guy Oliver TEACHERS ASSOCIATION TO MEET FRIDAY DEC. 14. Dear Teachers:— The County Teachers’ Asso ciation will meet at the W iggins High School on Friday, Decem ber the 14th at 10 a. m. All teachers, who attend the meet ing, will be given the clay. I am very much in hopes that all of the teachers of the county will be present, as there are many things of common inter est that we should discuss to gether. Possibly the most im portant of these is the Field Day exeilc'ise. Hon. J. T. Cal houn, of the state department of Education, will be present and deliver an address. In addition to the business and the address by Mr. Cal • i i 1* 11 . ...1 m m/\ /vv»n wi noun me 1U11UW1115 will be rendered: Moral Training in the schools.Rev. H. D. Wilson Primary Education in the Rural schools. .. .Miss Cora Lassitei How we may make first year algebra interesting J. L. Carter Importance of the county tea chers’ association. .Mrs. W. A. Hunter. Yours very truly, BUREAN BROADUS County Supt. of Education ofg M c ILLY t.. shrdul HIGH SCHOOL GETS NEW UNIFORMS The Boys succeeded in rais ing funds for their uniforms last week, and want to thank all who donated for them. Especially we thank Mr. L. A. Khron who started us off and helped us also in the pur chase of our uniforms. After buying their uniforms in HattiesLurg the boys went to Petal, Miss., about a -mile out of Hattiesburg and won a clean game of basket ball in their new uniform s(. The score being 45 to 6 in Wiggins favor. The scrubs also won from Pet al by a score of 25 to 5. WILLIAM S. HART IN THE TOLL GATE AT STRAND . THEATRE ? Wiliam S. Hart in the Toil Gate will be shown at the Strand Friday night in place of Male and Female ^as advertised in the program on“another page. NEGROES JOUNTY JAIL ATTEMP. ‘D ESCAPE In attempt .to supply the Christmas trade with the stuff that ,cheers and inebrates, Ar thur Johnson and Scott Duncan have found quiet quarters in the county jail where they were landed Saturday after having been captured by Sheriff Locke and a battery of deputies. Although these two love wat er just as Mr. Volstead says he does, they say they were operating the still just for “sperimentin’ purposes boss,— nothing more. 'when caught the two neg roes were at work, distilling shinny in a dense swamp about fii/i miles West of McHenry. The negroes made an attempt to escape, and failing to stop, were fired upon by the officers, although neither of them is seri ously wounded. Johnson was shot under his skin with" bird shot and greatly feared his time had come, but both prisoners after attended by Drs. Culpepper and Dunlap were placed in the county jail awaiting trial. -O THE TEN C0M1V1ANDMENTS FOR PARISHONERS 1. Thou shalt not expect thy minister to be a perfect man. If he were perfect he would not understand his parishioners well enough to help them. 2. Thou shalt not accuse thy minister of trying to run the ichurch. If parishioners are capable of running a church it is foolish to employ an expert to do it. 3. Thou shalt not expeci uiy minister to always agree with thee. He is employed to teach thee, and to correct any false .ideas thou hast along spiritual lines. 4. Thou shalt not watch tor mannerisms or errors of speech or style in the pulpit. Thy minister is not employed to teah Delsarte or rhetoric, but to preach the gospel to thee. 5. Thou shalt not fail to pre sent to thy minister now any bouquets thou hast in reserve for him. When he meets thy expectations he deserves the comfort of knowing it. 6. Thou shalt go to all the church services prepared to be pleased and blessed. Thus shalt thou help the minister and the service and thyself 'carry away a blessing. 7. Thou shalt not fret thy slf when thy brethren are cho sen before thee for officials hon ors. Office carries labor and responsibility, and a right at titude may make thee more useful than thy official brother. 8 Thou shalt always speak weli or not at all of thy minis ter. thy hurch and thy brethren. It is not always easy to speak favorably, but not to speak un favorably requires only silence. 0 Thou shalt icontnbute as cheerfully of thy time and means to thy religious as to ‘secular life. The joy of th\ ieli giour life will be in exact pro portion to thy contribution thereto. , * 10. Thou shalt not demand oi thy minister or thy brethren more exemplary conduct than thine own. It is as a leader m righteousness rather than a tol 1 lower that thou shalt most hon or thy Lord and be most honor d of Him.—Shawnee First Church Bulletin. -o Commissioner’s Sale State of Mississippi, St Ope County. [n The Chancery Court Julia Hickman, et Ms, ys. No. 2oj< Elsie Broadus, et. als. Pursuant to a decree render ed in the above styled cause by the honorable Chancery Court of the aforeru.d Gountty and State at the November Teim • * • 1923 thereof, I wil on Mon da.', the 7th day of January. 1924, within the hours prescribed by law, sell at public outcry ter cash to the hi*rhe*t bidccr, ;or cash, the following deserbed real estate, to-wit. NW (1-4) Quarter of Nr, (1-4) Quarter, Section 20, dp. 4, South of Range 12 West; St on;. County, Mississippi, f°r paiti tion. , . Given under my hand a an the Seal of said court, this the 12th day of Decmber 1923. E. R. DAVIS, Special Commissioner -o:o WANTED—Salesman to sell fruits, pi'oduce and vegetables. Commission basis. Side line, GGrocery salesman preferred. Castigliola PProduce Co., Inc., New Orleans, La. j BANK OF WIGGINS 1 ; Wiggins, Mississippi E I Capital, Surplus and Profits $25,000 1 | Total Resources Over Quarter Million Dollars I I Over Twelve Hundred Satisfied Depositors | f SAFETY . . SERVICE | I DEPOSITS . . GUARATNTEED 9 1 We take this opportunity to extend to you our | best wishes for the approaching holiday season We also wish to thank our friends and custom ||h • .^'1 !ers for their liberal p/.cronage during the year 1923. If you are not already numbered among our depositors we invite you to come in and j I get acquainted.I BANK OF WIGGINS Wiggins Miss. I rj\ I ON CHRISTMAS MORN l |fj Tif to imagine a finer gift -**9 than a Ford Sedan. It can’t 9 be done, Dad,—so if you’ve 9 -a been thinking .f a new car 9 9 next spring, move the thought 9 forward and make this a real '9 Christmas in your home. | II On Christmas morning at 9 break of day—if you say the word, Old Santa will deliver a yji ;1| 1824 holly-badecked Ford Sedan 9 .■§1 at your door. If you do-you’ll 9 gfl touch the secret panel to expose ‘ fl e family happiness you never knew existed before. H am ^b COME, DAD-MAKE THF | | WHOLE FAMILY GLAD! j Never before has a Ford Sc dan been sold at such a lor price. Never before has there beer such a well-built Ford Sedan improved with finer upholstery window regulators, and w't1 many refinments in chassis con. struction. This is the family car whict fully meets every requirement? of economy, comfort and sturd; service. So great is the demand .tha' deliveries will soon be almost impossible. List your orde: row, make a small down pay J Iment, the balance on easy terms. P. E. BOND MOTOR CO. Wiggins, Miss.