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PUBLISHED WEEKLY. Mrs. J. VOL BROCK, Editor. ,nitered as second class matter April 5, 1910 at the postoficeC at F'ranikinton, La., under he Act of Corgress of Mahreh 3. 1~79. Ad'ertisin" Rates on Application Address all Communications to The Era-Leader, I.ranklinton, La. (SUBSCRIPTION RATES: One Year........... .ti in advance. Six Months.................... 81.25 Three Months .................. . . Single Copies................... . 0 Franklinton, La., Sept. 29, 1921. The Louisiana !.-gislature has 159 members, and as they now receive $10 a day, their total pay is costing the people $1,593 a day, Saturdays and Sundays in cluded. That was oe of the love ly ideas incorporated in the new constitution. Guess they are worth it, all right, but oh, Lord, boys, hurry up and finish !-Ham. mend Sun. Rich Comedy. Wallace Reid's new photoplay, "The Charm School" presents Mr. Reid at his best as the young principal of a girl's boarding school. It debates the age-old question as to whether woman's business should be to make herself charm. log or to qualify herself for big business and politics, thus sub ordinating her femininity to less. er things of life. It provides romance a.plenty when allof the girls of the board. ing school fall in love with the handsome young principal It is filledj with delightful complica tions and rapid-fire comedy situ ations. Frolics Versus School Work. Will sociables, entertainments and frolics in the community aid or hinder effective and thorough %Work in the schools of that com munity? This is a question that should address itself to this and any other oommunity that is en deavoring to maintain a good school. Some may get the idea that if the high school student reaches his classes on time and devotes an hour or two at night toward the preparation of his lee sons for the following day right along from Monday till Friday, it matters little what that student does or how the time is employed fro Friday till Monday. There never was a more fatal error. You may employ the best train. ed teachers in the country, you may have the most competent and hard working principal in the State, but unless the community lends cooperation the money spent to run the school had just about as well be thrown away so far as the high school is concerned. If the homes of the town expect to throw the doors open to sociables and entertainmPnts two or three times a week, and if the parents of the students permit the at tendance of the student to every invitation to a "party", an atmos phere of frolic and play is broad east and the students, and many of the teachers themselves, soon fall into the stride of just having a good time. The foundation fr in educ:ti ,n in the high school is much mrere important and serious than that. When we were at war every body worked in a spirit of cooper ation and concentration toward \winning the war. We regarded that as the one big thing to work for, and talk for and fight for. It's the only way. Durt-g school term everybody ought to keep in mind the best interest of the stu dents. To give them the proper atmosphere for careful study, and to aid them in thorough work should be the aim of the community. When a child or a student fails the teachers are blamed. When a high school graduate takes the teacher's ex amination anil ecures a third grade or fails, we -ay the school work was not thorough. But why was it not thorought Nine cases out of ten it's the community's fault. Whenever you present to the minds of boys and girls Saturday evening "parties" on top of the English and Mathematics of the week, whenever you close the day's work on Chemistry and philosophy with an automobile excursion, whenever you offer the rudiments and principals of education as set forth in the text books and as expounded by the classroom teacher to the mind of the student and then permit the enchanting whisperings of the "sweetheart" to the ear of that student, it is needless to prophesy what will become of the English, Chemnistry and the education. It won't mix. Let's all get behind the school at Franklinton, quit our "foolish. ness" and try to help the student body get down to work. There will be ample time during holidays for sports, frolics and sociables. Varnado Notes, Miss Wilda Creel, who has been suffering from a broken an ikle since school opened came Sunday afternoon and took charge of the primary depart. ment ofour school Monday, reliev. ing Mrs. N. L. Smith, who has been in temporary ciairge of this department. Our new building ",ill be com pleted in about 15 d . and we are looking forward w;th much pleasure to tliat ti:ne. Miss Welch Smith was elected captain of the girl's basket ball team last week and anyone desir Sing a game with our girls should write her at once, N. L. Smith and Miss Neva Wood attended the teachers meet ing in Franklinton last Saturday. Misses Neva and O-da Wood spent the week end with thir 3 parents in Franklinto:ý, N. L. Smith spent the week end with homefolks at Sunny 1 Hill, La. We are beginning to make pre parations for our part in the Par- i ish Fair to be held in C). tber, t This is rather a new thing for our community but we believe we are going to make a credita ble showing on that day. Mrs. R. H. Magee visited rela t tives in Franklinton last week ' Our popular druggist, J. F. Willis is spending a ten day's va t cation in Illinois. Mrs. Julius Corkern's motLer 1 and sister are visiting her this Sweek. t Prof. Ratcliff of Bogalusa, was a up one day last week looking a over our new building. George Stewart was a Varna do visitor Sunday. J. V. Rabb and Miss Martha Crouse were visitors to our school last week looking after the interest of the club work. They enrolled 50 students in the h clubs, Suoerintendent D. H. String. '" field made us a visit last week, 3 and [gave us a short address g which we appreciated very much. A protracted meeting is in pro. gress at the Baptist church here e and at Pine Grove. Lamar Moody and Miss Vida Seal were married at the home, 3 of the bride Sunday. They will I reside in Poplarville, Miss. Mt. Hermon Notes, September 25, 1921. Mt. Hermon is the one town that continues to raise its own population and does not depend on movers, and it uses the old fashioned methods which priests, prophets, saints and philosophers have failed to improve upon. Last Tuesday Mrs. G. M. Tate present. ed her husband with a junior Police Juryman, a fine boy weigh. ing nine pounds. Thursday morning, Mrs. F. R. Miller gave to her husband a fine girl, both doing well. The protracted meeting which was to have begin at the Metho. dist church today, was indefinite. ly postponed owing to the failure to get the required asesistance. The Mt. Hermon High school and community fair will be held on the school campus October 14. Many features of interest will be pulled off that day, among them will be dinner on the ground. Mise' Blanch Alford went to a Boga'usa yesterday to be with her sister, Miss Rose Alford who went from Angie, to the hospital to have her tonsils removed. t They returned home today in the , oarw with Mr, ana Mrs N, D. Ott, b Misl. ord'q throet belt g in a serious condition. Miss Nellie Bateman left Mon (lay for Pine, where bhe teaches this session. We forgot to mention last week the very pleasant trip HIon. H. M. Bateman two weeks ago when he went with his brother sheriff, and his deputy to Monroe, and while away visited his brother, J. W. Bateman. The hunting season is not yet in, but its no trouble to hear guns in the swamps killing Equirrels. Have we a game warden? Leland. RURAL SCHOOLS TO MAKE BIG DISPLAY With a substontial increase in pre miums added this year, the attrac tions are greater in the Agricultura' High School section of the Louisiana State Fair than at any former period Besides the regular State Fair pre miums, there will be a number of val uable special priies offered by in dividuals and firms interested in the progress of the Agricultural Higl School movement in Louisiana. At these schools the students are given the benefit of practical lessonm in farming. They are instructed it the most modern methods and show= how to get the best results from their efforts. That they have made wonder ful progress will be shown by the ex hibits that will be entered from va rious schools and teams in competi tion for the premiums and honors tt be won in this section of the agricul tural division of the Fair. Prof. P. L. Guilbeau of Baton Rouge director of Agricultural High Schools who has for years been looking afte; this feature of the State Fair pro gram, will be in charge of the Agri cultural School exhibits, For further information, write to VW R. Hirsch, se.retary-manager, Shreve port, La MPelting of Circle Number 3. The "Cheer All" circle of the Woman's Missionary Society met with Mrs. Chess Mizell, Wednes day, September 21, for the elec tion of officers. The following were elected: Mrs. H. F. Stafford, Chairman. Mrs. H. V. Foil, Co-Chairman, Mrs. C. C. Fortinberry, Secre tary anld Treasurer. Mrs. 0. E. Passman, Chairman of Personal Service. " Mrs. H, E. Pettus, Teaching of Missions. After this came the social hour. Mrs. H. E. Pettus and Mrs. H. F. Stafford tied on the prize which was given to the one who could make the most words out of the one word "Missionary". Then last we adjourned to the dining room, where delicious punhot and cake were served, Everyone had a delightful time, Mrs. R. A. Magee, Reporter. Card of Thanks. Following the accident which caused the death of our sister, Mrs. Mirah Poole, much love, sympathy, and help were given us, everything possible being done by friends and relatives. We thank all who so kindly as assisted and pray God's bless. ings upon you. Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Seal. A Glorious Revival, The Mt. Sinia Baptist church began its annual meeting Satur day September 17, which proved to be a glorious revival continu ina for seven days, Rev, Ben Toney assisted the pastor, Rev. M. C. Thomas with the meeting. Dinner was spread - on the ground on Sunday after the 11 o'clock service where' a host of people mingled together in brotherly love. The services were helped by the delightful song service con ducted by Mr. Eliot, who held a singing school in the neighbor hood some weeks prior to the meeting. The church was lucky to have with them as a visitor, the Rev. W. F, Clarke of Poplarville, who addressed an interested congre gation Tuesday night on the sub ject of "Preparedness." The meeting closed with bap tsing Friday afternoon. There were 33 added to the church, 28 it by baptism. vi Reporter. **********....... f****.9.. Exclusive Agent For t Helen Lawton Coffee Young's Cake, lOc. Mother's Bread SDainty Flour. Speoal kham------- -- 6c ,ka m fha I r;-'9I GENUINE "BU LL DURHAM tobacco makes 50 8god cigarettes for 1Oc We want you to have the best paper for "BULL." So now you can receive with each package a book of 24 leaves of !?AtA'. the very finest cigarette paper in the world. 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