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| P. A. TIMS, Editor and Publisher. ^ ^Published every Thursday morning at Wiggins, Mississippi I Entered as second-class matter July 3, 1906, at the postoffice | at Wiggins, Miss., under the Act of Congress of March K 8* 1879. | Official Organ of County of Stone and Town of Wiggins SUBSCRIPTION RATES One Year $1.50-Cash in Advance-Six Months 75c Wiggins, Miss., Thursday, December 13, 1923. DETERMINATION Plastering a four years high school course in seven months t is the remarkable record of a New York girl. The course was taken in order to give the young woman Eient points to enter a law school. >ften I dropped asleep from sheer weariness, but my father in and turned off the lights and I slept in my chair till ing. I am not a prodigy, I simply have determination. In al person can master a four years ;course in seven months has the determination to do it. iVhat a world it would be if fate had endowed all mankind just half of Miss Devine’s determination. A VISION [t-requires no master of imagery to_vision the development is sure to come to this section within the next twenty-five rhe trend of migration is toward the South. The new lands, bad lands of the West have practically all been conquered, zations rise and fall; new countries develop wear out and rend of population starts in another direction. The New and states once the home of myriads of farm now has a ted farming population and thousands of abandoned farm !S. . _ This section is new. Millions of acres have never known the gif eel of the plough and hoe. The old time Southern farmer depicted in play and book as ^hewing his chin whiskers and wearing his overalls pinned up by |: a nail has disappeared. . If you have a friend who is seeking a home tell him of our We haave an aggressive and progressive population. Time i the great developer and the grear cure-all for all ills will bring It this country into its own. but ir. the meantime LET’S PUSH. [. resources and our climate and our possibilities. Make it Strong, I and the possibilities you will add another happy citizen to our I. growing little city. . People build industries and industries employ people. HU _ MAKE AN ACRE BUY A FARM Mr. W. C. Cox of the little town of Braxton which was al most demolished by a cyclone a few years ago has a story to tell ich speaks in words both loud and shrill. ifT ~ Fifteen years ago Mr. Cox planted one acre of his farm to Irish potatoes and continued to do so for fifteen years and never did his receipts for this one apre go below $100.00 and it reached as high as $485.00 in one single year. He did intensive work, planting corn, velvet beans and peas after the potatoes, and in addition he had his own corn crop each .-1. —^-edr. In the fifteen consecutive years he planted this acre he has nade enough money to pay for his farm of 265 acres. If Mr. Cox can do this any other person under the same Con dition can duplicate it. 4- -— Father time wearily turns over the record of his year’s l acheivements before he offers to his predecessor the book. More E^hey in saving banks of the country he says; better health, more subtantial plans for future building of prosperity, a great moral wave, less crime but more publicity to the crime we had; great wave of religious reform, more happinesss, better protefc jfjs tion of childhood, he smiles wearily,- a good record. A good re V cord indeed to hand over to such a youngster. “See that you keep it well and that on no point my reputa tion suffers. CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY Christmas in the farm homes what memories it brings to thousands of men in crowded city districts as well as hi the open iy'Country. .• •• • • • Going back home for one day m the year, sometimes for the v one day in many years and sometimes since the ruddy haired jttrchin tied his duds in a picket handkerchief, looped it gallantly ' t>ver a stick and trudged way to make his fortune in the big world swearing manfully that as soon as conquered the big out aide he would come riding back in his low limosine and lay hij ;une at the feet of his loved ones. Alas how many Christ es find us without that same wished for fortune. | But houses and lands money and jewrels are of temporarj idurane and the best gift of all is the gift of love which gif’ made to humanity in that lowly manger so many hundred! years ago. . !the merry season e young Carpenter of Nazereth was a worker who loved and joyousness. .1 hile he was a man of many sorrows it is equally true that 3 a man of many joys. The common people heard his that lightened their burdens, he was often a guests at g feasts; the wise men listened to him attentatively be le had a secret beside which their knowledge was as dust the wind; . om time immemorial Christmas has been the Glad Season. ; the period when the great shadow of war darkened the of America, Christmas was still the Glad Season. Glad i giving Gladness in Serving have made this the merriest f all the year. .,. le centuries have rolled by since the wise men followed ir that led to the manger, yet those who lose themselves ng and serving know that Christmas is the merry season at their hearts are filled with a joy and a peace that pas 11 understanding. A BAD PLACE TO LIVE a city which had a large fire loss per capita annually was ized as a poor place for an investment, it is possible that ty authorities would very soon see that steps were taken trd against destruction by preventable fires, t 1922, the United States shows a list of 62 cities with a 3s running in excess of $5. per capita; in 1921, 67; in 1920, 1919, 31; in 1918, 35. [any of these cities ran far in excess of the $5 per capita ich year for the full five years. Others for one or more out of the five. The losses in these cities per capita run over ^$5 to as high as $91 and the average cost per family 5 for fire losses in the cities listed is about $50 a year, or 1922 the per capita fire loss for every man, woman and in the United States was $4.75, an amount greater than HH fqr the year 1906 which included San Francisco conflagration. v With such a national per capita loss, a person should be as V careful about moving to a city with a mu)ph greater local per m capita fire loss, as oe would be about moving to a city with an I abnormally high tax rate. i ■ r -» / - • . . ypppf \ OUR CHRISTMAS EDITION In trying to keep up with customs and high standard ot the Enterprise under previous management, we are issuing this' our Christmas Edition. And w'hile this issue is not what we would liked to have made it. We feel that the people of Stone County and South Mississippi will appreciate the efforts put forth to re tain the Christmas Shopping for this section. As we all know near the Christmas holidays, practically every trade center issues qn extra volume of advertising matter in order to draw the Christmas business, and if our readers will look over the advertisements in this issue of the Enterprise, they will note that the merchants and business firms of Stone County and South Mississippi are not sleeping on the job. They will also ote that practically everything that can be purchaed is offered in that practically everything that can be purchased is offered in these advertisements and at prices as close as can be obtained at any other place. . If it’s lumber or building material, the Finkbine Lumber Co. is offering attractive prices that will interest anyone who is thinking of building or making repairs. See their advertisement. The Kew Mercantile Company also has a page ad. in thi3 issue. They are offering many useful articles as suggestions for every member of the family or the home. Read their advertise ment and visit their store. On the back page is the ad' ovtisement of the Wiggins Drug Company. This ad. carries a list of gifts for Ladies and Gntle men whifch are useful and practical, and the prices are right. Mr. Caraway, the manager of this firm is to be congratulted on his beautiful display of Christmas goods. We also wish to call your attention to the prizes they will give away Dec. 24th. Krohns, “The Biggest Little Store in Town” has a half page ad in this issue making many suggestions for Christmas Gifts, etc. We feel that every dollar spent in this store, regardless of whom the purchaser may be, they will carry away 100 cents val ue in merchandise. “Nuf’ Said”. The Wiggins Dry Good Co’s. ad. is one you cannot afford to overlook . He has a list .of Gifts for Children, Girls, Ladies, Men and Boy. There are many articles listed in these columns that would help onyone select a gift. The American Pickle & Canning Co. has a card in this issue n 4 iT-ill winlr/\ n-nir /»i4in/\»i 4 Ui 4*nn4 4 n 4 Lmr/> anskl'i 1/1UA V » I 111 Ml»^ Vl k.lu^/11 V/V*V» VI V11V J.fc*V V V» V 11VJ 11MI VV»V»» an indutry in their fity. Their New Contracts are now ready and those interested in the cucumber industry can obtain fa£ts and figures that will be of interest from the manager. They invite your attention to their 1924 proposition. Kennedy & Company, “The Big Store Across The Way” has a large ad. making appropriate suggestions for gifts. Everyone knows that Kennedy & Co. i sone of the largest General Mer chandise establishment in this section and it is not only during ' the holidays that you can make most any purchase you desire in their Big Store, but twelve months in the year. One of the most beautiful display of Christmas goods we have seen in a long time i3 at Waller Jewelry Store. Mr. Waller has and ad in this issue with a list of gift suggestions. Jewelry is a gift that everyone appreciates and the stopk at Waller’s Jewel ry Store will bear close inspection. wonderful bargains in boys wearables. You don’t have to wait To those who do their shopping in Hattiesburg, we wish to call your attention to several advertisements in this paper of firms in the Hub City. S. & H. Katz, dealers in Men’s clothing are puting on a sale beginning Dec. 14. This^s an old firm and has built its reputation by square dealing with the public. Fine Bros. Gift Directory is well worth reading. They list over 50 articles that would make suitable gifts. IV^cInnis Bros., the Boy’s Shop of Hattiesburg is offering woderful bargains in boys wearabes. You don’t have to wait until Christmas to spend your money in this house. At the Davidson Company you will find on all three floors, useful gifts for everyone. We are carrying three Bank ads in this edition. First Na tional Bank of Hattiesburg, Bank of Wiggins and Citizens Bank of McHenry. Either of these three Banks will appreciate your banking business and will be glad to give advice on business mat ters. We believe no one is more capable of advising in business matters than a banker, and we assure our readers that heads of the banks mentioned above will be delighted to render their service in any form consistent with banking principles. E. R. Smith the Hardware Man has a nice display of Chrsit mas goods. Here you can find gifts that will long be remember ed. His Aluminum is especially attractive. We 'call your attention to numerous other small dvertise ments that will probably be of help to you in doing your Christ mas shopping. . Care may kill people, but don’t care will cripple them up pretty badly. There is a moral as well as a healing influence in things which make us enjoy life one was never spoiled by good cheer, but tens ofthousands have been made better by it. Fun is as necessary to man as bread. I The TORD PARTS Plant Strand Theatre THURSDAY AND FRIDAY 13 & 14. ... • Gloria Swanson, Bebe Daniels, Theodore Roberts, Tho mas Meighan, Lela Lee, Wesley Barry and others in “MALE AND FEMALE” A super attraction at regular pries. Also Comedy, g “BOILING OVER” J SATURDAY DEC. 15th William Fox Presents, “Tom Mix” in “DO AND DARE” This Production is a Sure Gloom Killer. Also Big Comedy. . “HASH AND HAVOC” Folks see this production by all means. COMING THURSDAY, DEC. 18th. First Round of i “FIGHTING BLOOD” g H. C. Witwers starts from Colliers Weekly. Everyone g of these famous Men will positively appear in different |f episodes of the “Fighting Blood” Series. fa James J. Jeffries Ex-Heavy weight Champion of the world, A1 Wolgast, Leach Cross, Joe Rivers, Or, the ^ same bill Harry Carey in u • “CANYON OF THE FOOLS” fi Coming December 20 and 21st. “HUNTING Bier GAME 1 IN AFRICA”, With Gun and Camera. | f Gcmjie-jSetlan Deluxe $i550s°i> Toledo The Notional Favorite Weary of folding seats and seat-climb ing, the public has literally flocked to the Willys-Knight Coupe-Sedan! Doors front and rear. You enter and leave without awkward contortions. And it has the wonderful Willys Knight sleeve-valve engine — same type as Pan hard, Daimler, and others of Europe’s finest cars. See it! Try it! Other Willys-Knight models: 5-pass. Touring $1175: 2-pass. Roadster $U75t 7-pass. Touring $1325; 5-pass. Coupe-Sedan (Standard) $1450; 5-past. — Sedan $1795; 5-pass. Sedan De Luxe $1895: 7-pass. Sedan $1995; all prices f. o. b. Toledo. Wc reserve the right to change prices and specifications without notice. THE DAY OF THE KNIGHT IS HERE WIGGINS OVERLAND CO. WIGGINS, MISS. Give One For Christmas I The Tudor Sedan is a gilt every member of the fam ily will share. It adds to daily happiness. It will extend the joyous spirit of j Christmas to every day of the year. This new Ford type is of an exceptionally pleasing design. Wide doors open ing forward, folding right front seat, and a roomy Interior make it a conven ient car to use; its high radiator, broad cowl, sun visor, and large windows make it stylish in appear ance. Yet it is sold at the lowest price ever asked lor a Sedan—only $590 f.o.b. Detroit. Therich,permanent luster of its finish, the quiet good taste of its upholstery, and the ornamental treatment of its full-nickeled hard ware, all help to make it a ? car you are proud to drive. i. I I nts uir can oe ootamea through the tord Weekly Purchase Plan. j 4 CA OH,S P. E. BOND MOTOR CO. McHENRY AUTO CO Wiggins, Mtes. McHenry, Mias. '