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' - ' " I 3 iv,.;- SI II ' MM M M ' l 71: .-. THE, SHOP ford Cars is our business. We sell them and repair them. Complete line of Ford parts always in stock and repair work done promptly and carefully Business Conducted on Strictly Cash Basis i THE FORDSHOP C. A. OLIVER & CO., Selmer, Tenn, r JTEARL OOOCH, Manager C:..ih County Independent O. 8. ABERNATHY Editor. (PnblUoed every Friday at Selmer ,Tenn. Entered tt the PoitoAce tt Selmer, Tana.,ti " BLMtiR. Tens.,, Dec. 24. 1920. .J- PERSONALS BUI Mitchell of Henderson spent Sunday in F5elmer. 'Carl Beard of Purdy spent Mon day In the city. ' 'lEsq' jj'H; Hill of Ramer was in Selmer Saturday.'? , j ''' Z t ; M. S. Clion of (he 2d district called tosee u8 Tuesday. A ; J. R. Steadman is home from Memphis to spend the holidays. '! Charlie Perkins of Corinth was a recent business visitor.? to SeT mer':?,' . . ,' !'; . i Mrs. Lee Browder of Crooked Creek was shopping in Selmer recently. : ; t r- :i ''rs:.."' Eber Farris of Purdy is a re cent subscriber to, the Indepen dent. , . ,,v. J.' A; Armstrong t and Murray Davis wenji recently from Gravel- hill. -V v. ,- , Mrs. Troy Brooks spent 1 the week-eftd with relatives in Jack- Misses tucile Abernathy and Annie Bell Haynes spent Saturday in Corinth. . " VL3. Darbyone of the sub - stantial farmers of Rimer was in " the city' Friday. " W v';' Mrs. Ray Barr and baby have returned from Dyer where they 1 visited relatives. . : Mr. and Mrs. Clem Lea are the parents of a $ne baby, boy, which came Sunday morning. Mr. and Mrs. Dew Robinson's little boy has been seriously ill ' with erysipiles this week. .Mr. snd Mrs. F. M. Hagy of Pittsburg Ldg., were guests of . Selmer relatives recently. Mrs. Jno. B.'Ammons and child ren spent Saturday in Selmer the . guests of Mrs. LeeMcDaniel. Shady Mitchell and wife, of Oklahoma, came in for the holi , days to be the guests of Mrs. Mitchell's mother, Mrs,: Georgia Anderson. " n mmmmitimmittiiimiimmi iMUtlimimHlltHHUIMHIlUlil mimitmiimmntimiuimiii iiiuuiiiiiiiiiuiiiii Willi WE And The Prices Are Right m i S ' AAITR w m Jeweler and V CORINTH, - , . r ' Clara Mai Prather who is in school at Memphis is home for the holidays. Mrs. G. W, McCullar of Corinth spent Sunday with hfr mother, Mrs. A. Curry. Mrs. W. H. Alexander and Miss Audrey McCullar spent a part of the week In Memphis. Horace Hurst, a respected col ored boy of Bethel Springs was a business caller Monday. R. N. Shelton of near Ramer was delivering some fine dressed hftgs to Selmer people recently. Anderson Cox and family, of Adamsville, motored to Selmer Sunday and spent the day with relatives. Will Evans, Thos.- Hockaday and quite a few of Crooked creek citizens were shopping in Selmer recently. , A. G. Fulghum, one of the prosperous farmers from near Betjiei, came in Saturday to re new his subscription. r R. E. Emmons of Forrest City, Ark., came this week and ac companied his mother to his home where she will spend the winter. , Miss Luna Gooch will arrive in time, to spend the holidays with homefolksin Selmer. She is a student in the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. . Joe Turner who , h!? boen in Detroit for the past year, was in Selmer Saturday enroute to visit relatives at Adamsville. He is a son of C. C. Tarner of near Che walla and a fine young man. Married Leonard J. Kerr and Miss Kath leen Wood were united in mar riage Tuesday nigh at the home of the bride's parents on Pharr avenue, J. A. Houston perform ing the ceremony. Mr. Kerr is one of the finest young men we" ever knew. . He is in charge of the agricultural department of the Millington High School, and was formerly located at Selmer as county farm agent. His bride is the oldest daughter of Judge and Mrs. H. P. Wood of Selmer. v She is well educated and cultured, and one of Selmer's most popular girls. After a short bridal trip to Nashville and other points, Mr. and Mrs. Kerr will be at home in Millington. We extend our Congratulations and with their legion of friends wish them all the peace, joy and happiness imaginable. IS IN z HAVE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LINE OF H O L I D A Y GOODS WHICH WE HAVE EVER CARRIED Optometrist : - MISSISSIPPI Christmas in the Barnyard t MARY OKAHAM BONN BR (OepTltfM, ltll, kf WwMra Smtpapw Union) HRISTMAS Is coming," crowed Mr. Ilooster. "Christinas is com ing," gobbled Mr. Tur key. "Don't be too happy bout It, for yon may be etten, Mr. Turkey," all Miss lieu. And then she clucked. "Christinas-- is com inff." "(lobl)U', gobble, gob ble," siiid Mr. Turkey; "you needn't be go sure that you won't be eaten yourself." "Well, it's the best time of the year ,to be enteu. It's an houor." "That's what I've always said," gob bled Mr. Turkey. "Please, Miss Heu, try to be original." 1 "I nmy try to be many things," clucked MUm Hen, "but it is Impos sibly for uie to try to be original." "Why?" asked Mr. Turkey, who was much puzzled. '"Because 1 don't kuow what it Is to be original. I don't know what the word means. How ean I be something If I don't even know whnt tlinr mime thing is? I can't try to be a iliini; I don't know anything about." "Ton could nxk what it means, couldn't youl" Inquired Mr. Turkey. "Are you too proud for that?" "Not too proud," said Miss Hen, "but I don't ask favors. I like to have them handed to, me without the ask ing. It luukcs'me appear so supe rior." , "Absurd," said Mr. Turkey. "Well, it yon think o then," said Miss' Hen, "I suppose I will "Yu May Be pat. n, Mf.Turkty." have to swallow ray pride or my su periority and be friendly nt this time of the year. Yes, I will actually ask you. What does it mean to be origi nal?" , "I will tell you," said Mr. Turkey, "but first of aij let me say that you cannot swallow your pride nor your superiority. Those are not tilings to eat. '' ' "You may rise above your pride, but It Is impossible to swallow It." - ' lyNnw, Mr. Turkey, I may be only a poor hen, but I know a few things. It's a saying and a perfectly good saying when I -speak of swallowing my pride. Everyone knows no one means to chew It and swallow It actually. Be sides, ss far as that Is concerned, I might say to you that It was not cor rect to talk about rising above your pride as though pride were the ground and one took a trip in an airplane above It." "Let us not quarrel," said Mr. Tur key, "fos the joyouti Christmas season is fast approaching." "Yes," mutttered Miss Hen, "and I was fast approaching victory In that argument." Mr. Turkey pretended he hadn't heard "Oh, by the way," he sald,after a moment's ' pause, "you wanted me to tell you what it meant to be original." "Yes,", clucked Miss Hen, while a smile passed over her hen face. "Well,",, continued Mr. Turkey, "when a creature Is original and says original things it means he Is saying things he has thought up himself and hasn't , copied from someone else. A person who has original Ideas all his own. A crea ture who Bays origiual tilings, says things no other creatnre says." , "Yon caoled v me (when you said' it was an honor to be eaten . at Christmas. ''Everyone 8hculd gald." 01 vet Me Pros- "Don' be so ents."i fUggy Mr. Gob bler," said Miss Hen; "we can't all be original, as you call It Besides Words are words and we ill have to us the same ones to be understood, to Wlst difference does It make how we put them tpgether?" f Mr. Turkey walked proudly about, as though some creatures really hadnt euouyu brains to bother talking to, bot soon a great noise was heard. The pigs were all ' squealing and grunting. , ' ': "It Is the time of the year whea eryone-- should give me presents," squealed Pinky. Fig; "Everyone should give me presents. That Is what Christmas means," said Porky Pig. "Thov should all live them to me, said Brother Bttcon, "or yon pic don't know the spirit of Christmas glvbsg." "You dont know It yourself," said Miss Ham. "Christmas Is coming. I'm all ready for presents." But the other animals sighed and shook their heads. "Flg,lon"t even forget they sre pig during the Christmas M-uson!" Took a Peek Before Answering. At the time of testa tn the schools the small fry were very busy discuss ing how "awful hard", the questions wereand wrinkling their brows In anxiety as to whether they'd pa". There Is a humorous side to the mat ter, however. One smaU girt reported that she knew she" bad her Brst ques tion answered correctly. "How are you so surer" inquired mother. "Well, It was to name 3 birds and. as the teacher-left the bird chart ' open" at that jrface, . It mas easy," , vug- the Btive reply. gprUiSflcia Uon, - 85 WE WISH YOU A HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR DR. KENDRIGK'S DRUGSTORE SELMER, Goeceeooeeceoseoocoeocfieccecosoccao USE OF CHRISTMAS STOCKING Good St Nicholiit, Saint of Fourth Century of Christian Era, Founder of Custom. IliilSTMAS stockings have lown to us from the j psiii St.- jNionoiHS, who was n saint of the fourth cen tury of the Christian em and was born December 0, in Lycln, Asia Minor. He wns repnrded ns ospi'ilMlly the pti'.i'ou (iaint ot chil dren, yount; girls and sailors. The Christmas stocking custom arose as follows: It seems that 8t. Nicholas, who wnR the urclioihop of Myra, lived in the same town with an Impoverished no bleman who because he had no por tions to give his daughters, and Indeed no menus with which to support them, was about to sell them into a life of sin. St. Nicholas, who was accus tomed to dispense his large fortune In gifts of charity, resolved to rescue the young wo'men. As he approautied, their liMise wondering how he should proceed, the moon shone out and dis played au open window. Instantly St. Nicholas threw a purse of gold in at the window which, falling at the feet of the father of the girls, enabled him to portion his oldest daughter. Tlje second time St. Nicholas visited the house he also was able to throw a ,puVse of gold through an open window, thus prodding for the portion of the second daughter.'- On the third visit the father, Watching for his benefac tor, cast himself St the feet of the saint and cried : ' "Oh, St. Nicholas, servant of God. why seek to hide thyself?" The saint made the father promise not to reveal his lienefaetlons. From this habit of bestowing gifts In secret and under the cloak of night arose the practice of putting out shoes or stock ings for the younger members of the family, so that the good saint would be able to fill them without being spied on. At one time It was the custom for young women pupils In convents on the even of Saint Nicholas to hang their new silk stockings on the door of the apartment of the abbess. They would also write notes calling the attention of the good St Nicholas to their stockings. In the morning when the convent pupils who had not gone home for the holidays arose they Invariably found their stockings filled With eweetmeats. iAif ' We wish our friends and (p tt customers Hf A Merry Christmas and A nappy T. M. Humphrey -& Son SELMER, v - i- TENN. ; QAS T V ine next issut; pendent will be published the jjj first week in January, 1921 f 1 if We "wish for you and yours g A Merry Christmas- g A Happy New Year, ' -g ... ' .-'- - - - - i ' ... - " McNairy County Independent. g if TENN. X k BE SURE GIFTS WILL PLEASE In Making Same Articles for Friends It Is Well to Be Sure of Appreciation. H WOMAN tells In recently puniisneii magazines now tisf 1 pniow cnrisr- L&J mns" fnr ,ne keneiit of her many mends. She con sulted the piece bnj;. and from It drew forth the materials for making any quantify of dainty sofa pillows, all des tined for different friends. The cost of the materials was chiefly that spent for silk cords, Tor embroidery silk and for filling lor the completed pillows. Nearly all the pillows were made by couching figures cut from contrasting ninterials on a chosen background, and the result was completed. The very same idea might also be carried Into effect by the girl who loves to niuke dainty stocks. There never was n time when the prevailing styles of fered such n dainty array of collars, and a box of assorted colors and kinds would be welcomed by any kM friend. There might be found In the piece bag all sorts of bits of silk and rib bon which could be fashioned Into the daintiest of dressy stocks, as well ns bits of lawn and percale which would do nicely for stocks for every day wear with cotton shirt waists. The gift of a box of stocks might be tnnde valuable If the bos Itself was a thing of beauty, and this could be broulil to pass by tiie girl who Is expert with her needle. Giving the same sort of gift to a large number of people Is perfectly proper If the gift Is one which is cuiculnted to please everybody. We've heard the story of a nice old lady who always made pin-cushions for all her nieces and mittens for all her nephews every year. It was sald that her plan gave great, pleasure to one person, the aunt. It's a 'good Idea to be sure your gifts will be appreci ated before you go Into the wholesale manufacture of one style of article for many people. ' Rough on the Old -Lady. San Diego Tribune The bandit waf pointing the revolver at him, when Davis speeded up his mother and knocked the robber down Boston Transcript Kit new i ear IBIIIlBllli Dill IIIIIIIIIIHI ui uicinuc- 3? Last Issue For 1920 2f JHIS ISSUE brings lo a close another year in ?E our newspaper business, W. You have helped us along M the journey have Ujf come, for which; we are profoundly grateful. W We will visit you again j agf with a New Year edition on Jan. , lyzi. v if We wish for all of you if !?I the blessings and happi ness that Christmas times tjrf bring; a New Year of joy fi and prosperity in the one tetf , M which soon comes to all. Merry Christmas and f a Uenntr TV aim Yrf 2f m mmmmmmmm OH BOY "I shall hope to catch you under the mistletoe Chri&tmas eve." "If you do, I warn you now, I'll be too busy to see you." t Christmas Animals. They're red. They're of rubber. And they're for baby. They make gooil chewing. They cannot possibly wound. And they are wonderfully lovable. One may Indulge at from 20 cents upward. The choice ranges from mice to el phants. The Western Sea. The Pacific, a calm, cold ocean not much fretted by traffic, adds its curi ous note of aloofness. It sends forth fogs, but somehow they carry no hlilt of salt And in days of sunshine when, It sparkles sapphire blue it seems somehow to exhale no breath. You never "smell the sea" as by the Atlan tic's verye, and, thoujrh you well know that rotting seaweed gives forth that odor, you miss It . on tills western shore. The oceans you have known seem playful children, by turns gay and Irritable, by comparison with this monstrous, lovely. Inhuman sea. Harrison Rhodes In Harper's Maga zine. Some Never Unmask. Unfortunately our blessings' in dis guise are painfully slow In unmask ln(r on Transcript. Are You Fond of Hiking? We are told that there Is an old Greek legend that Eoclhies. severul centuries before the rime of Christ, In Attica, established s pedestrian reroid that lias newr aline been beaten. Eoelldes was a messenger who. being sent from Athens to bring some holy Ore from lielphos, made the Journey there and back 123 miles In all on he smnc day. In Corinth: A big city store selling books, magazines, station ary, Emerson and Gennett rec- fords; and Sonora and Starr phon- graphs. The Corinth News Co. f Notice If you need a pair of up to date glasses. Call on e at Smith & Joplings store-special prices dur ing the holidays.. j Chas. Dunaway, Optician. No Trespassing Allowed No huntintr or other trespass ing will be allowed on my land, and trespassing on said land will be vigorously prosecuted. , Dec. I, 1920. T. L McCormack'y FOR SALE-Second-hand Smith typewriter, vood condition. J, H. Bigger & Son, Selmer. FOR SALE-Japan Clover Seed, pan-caught, recleane,d. $4.50 a bushel if taken in the next 60 days. W. S. Combs. Adamsville, Tenn. FOR SALE I have some nice big-boned Poland China pigs for sale, just the kind you want for next year's killers. If you want them, come and get first choice. R. L. Harris, Leapwood Tenn. FOR SALE good grocery busi ness doing about $3,000 per month. Cheap rent and good location. See me at once if you want to buy. J. B. Varnell, N 876 E. Chester. Cumb. Phone 1430, Jackson, Tenn. FOR SALE-2 bedsteads, cook stove, dining table, 3 chairs, one safe and other household and kitchen furniture.. Call Mrs. P. H. Thrasher, Selmer, Tenn., at whose home the above articles can be seen at any time. LOST-Nov. 28, hound bitch, white, with black spots, one on left side, other at root of tail, and black ears. About 22 inches . tall and had on collar. Last heard of near Weatherford's store. Finder notify Odus Swain. Ramer, Tenn., and rr ('('iv! reward. . - - - - . . No Hunting Allowed No hunting will be allowed on my premises this year, and tres passing of any kind will be pros ecuted. Mrs. Jane Lea. Selmer, Tenn. Order of Publication 1 IT ... Tl 1 . . . . 3..A . T I t 1 l . jji. xhii us vs. oyuuey w lumiigliuill Burks In Circuit Court, Selmer. Tenn. In that cause it appearing f om the bill which Is sworn to that the deferd ant, Sydney Winnlnghnm Burks, is a non-resident of the Stale Of Tenn see, and a resident of the State of Mississip pi, so that the ordinary proeecs of law cannot be served upon her. it Is there fore ordered that publication be mule for the said Sydney Winning-ham Butks, In the WcNalry County Independent,, a newspaper published at Selmer, Tennee-' see, for four consecutive week, com manding the said Sydney Winnlngham Burks to appear before the .1ude of the Circuit Court for fticNalry County, Ten nessee, the same Imlnir at Selmer. on the Third Monday in January, 1921, snd make defence to the bill for divorce filed in said court, or the allegations in the said bill will be taken for confessed as to the said defendant, and the cause pro- ceeduif with exparte a to her. This November 27, 1920. J. B. GRAHAM. Clerk. Abernathy A Abematby," Solicitors. ' - Order of Publication s B. F. Hunter, et. al ) So. 1514 vs V Clmmwry Court M. L, Koblnson ttal ) Selmer. Tenn. , In this cause, it appearing from the Bill that An timet e Uriut and Bob Krlnt two of the defendants are non-residents-of the State and mldnts of the State of Arkansas, so that the ordinary process of law cannot be served on them, they are, each of them, required to appear on or before the First Monday In Janua ry, 1921, bef re ). V. Xrwln, Clerk snd Master, at his ollice In the court house In Selmer, Tennessee, 4nl mke defense to the bill died against thenr or other wise the Siiiiin will he taken for confess ed and the cause set for hesring exparte as to them. ( ' It is further ordered that a copy of this notice he published for four consec utive weeks in r,he McNairy County In dependent, a weekly newspaper pub lished at Selmer, McNairy County, Torn. This Xovunber 87, 1920. O. V. EltWIN, C. it M. . Abernathy & Abcrnaihr, Solicitors, Dr. Wm. Ross Carter DENTIST Office over FirslNationsl Bank. DR. WARREN W. WALLACE . Special attention lo Mental , - and Nervou Disease J Office it Kcndrkk'i Drug Stoic I k 0