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SELMER, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY NOVEMBER 11. 1921 Nunitjcr 2 ) i TAIKS THOS. F. PKOKTCommlHlonerot Afrlcaltaer S ime weeks ago I had some thing to; say m regard to the news-papers of the State, and the great power they exercised for good in their communities, and the duty of the citizens of these communities to give their papers their whole-hearted sup port. I feel that ? a few more words on this subject would not be amiss, just now at the time when the country papers are call ing attention to "Home Paper Week? - v . For sixteen years I published a county weekly newspaper, and during that time I learned many things about its possibilities and its limitations. I came to under stand how' much is expected of the county paper, and how, in many cases, scant appreciation . is shown by the work done by newspapers. The newspaper in every com munity .does more gratuitous wnrk fhan anv individual nr or ganization in that community; T in fisvsjjaper man is a natural booster- it is his natural inclina tion 't You may go into any com munity and make inquiries about the location of new industries, and you will find that the news- paper has been the ehief ' f acted 1 onA na'4 in Inducing new canitol and ne hunness to come into the 'Si, A inanity;. It is often the case thift the newspaper man is so inter ested in boosting everybody else's business that he neglect's to boost his own in the degree that it should be. U ? The newspaper man's vocation ; is one he can well; afford to be . proud of, and one which he .is justified1 in ?JboMng. v rlOthets will fespet the newspaper and giveiiisupport sometimes when . tome of the boosting" spirit is ..jjewapaper, -The newspaper is the moulder IjQf, public opinion it makes and unmakes politicans. and it is the (; power above all others that makes for the progress and prosperity of ji community. The industrial . . rivelornnent in Tennessee dur- ing the last decades has been . phoomenal, nd l it has Jbeen brought about largely; by the epirty of the newspapers of Hie State in advertising onr jrreat natural wwurces in eoal, j iron. , -(..w,---- -r -r- . r - - r ' , phoepnate .ana other minerals. ' And in a similar degree the great : .agricultural development of the State is largely due to the spirit of. co-operation shown by the press of the State in co-operating with the Department of Agricul ture and the. Division of Exten sion in.the Spread of knowledge of the bestrnethods in farming. But there remains a great deal to be done, and I am quite sure that (he newspapers of the State will continue to co-operate in the development of the agricultural ' interests of the State,, because they realize .that agriculture is the basic industry, and unless tV asrrteiiltiiral : classes of 'the' nation are, prosperous there can 'jo bo penaitnent prosperity for the State and Nation. We are all interested in the agricultural development of the State. Orignially our land in Tennessee was all fertile, but we have followed a system of farm ing that in many cases has robb ed the aolUof .its fertility.. On every hand'' can be seen galled hillsides, the result of poor farra- inrr Tht Muntrr , nwsn&rnr ,4l , " id - . r - reaches to every part of the county in which it is published, and the broad policy of that pap er in its co-operation in preach ing the gospel of better farming will result in reclaiming much of the land in the State that has been abandoned as worthless; acerage will be (increased and with better methods of fanning, production will increase. Every community in the State owes it to itself to give unstint ed support to its home paper. The home paper keeps the hearts of the .cjtizens of the community beating in unison, going into the homes each week with all the news of the community, and gen erally with sane and kindly ad vice on questions that directly af fect the community. The news paper is a power for good, for progress and prosperity, and the investment of the individual citi zen in its support is one of the best he can make. From The Game Warden. The quail S'ason will soon op en in this county and I amdesir ious and very anxious that ev ery sportman observe the game laws and purchase his hunting license before he goes hunting. Heretofore the game laws have not been observed as they should hav&been, and the result has been that the game has been de sttoyed without protection. X am appointing deputy ward ens in your county for the pro- tim of your game and fish and this deoartment is anxious in- ithis department is anxious in deed that all sportmen. co-operate with me and see that the game iaws are enforced and that every hunter buys his license. Your license fund goes to this department to help defray the expenses of enforcing the law for the protection of game and Ush, and the law provides that the department must live within its revenue; or in other words, they'can use no fund except that derived from the said of licenses and fines from their convictions. I am trying to make you a good game warden. I am a sportman and I know that the majority of the sportmen in your county and real men are glad to assist the department all they can, and can render this department valuable service by speaking a good word fortherotection of the game to your friends and neighbors and insist that they equip themselves with bunting licenses before the season opens. I am trying to en force the laws on a high plane and lam instructing my ward ens to disregard frivolou J cases, but to prosecute the wilful viola J tors.'- v-',v.'--;: .. V The revenue in some . counties is so small it is impossible to em ploy a warden at a salary, until the Tevenue derived from the county is sufficient to justify the department to pay salaries. I will greatly appreciate all co operation and investigation of the deputies. I expect every sportman and the citizens gener ally to assist me to stock every stream in Tennessee , with fine fish, but before I can do so, I must have the full co-operation, and the dynamiting and seining iave 10 stopped. CP. Williams, State Game Warden, For Sale. S. C Rhode Island Red Cock erels, from our west Tennessee district air winners. We won first cock, second pullet and third hen out of four . entries. We ship on approval and guarantee entire satisfaction. Price $3.00 to $5.00. . Wilson's Red Farm. Adams ville, Tenn., Cypress, Mrs. Martha Ray burn "has re turned home, after a short visit among relatives in Illinois. Miss Clyda Crocker spent Sat urday night and Sunday with her parents at Cypress. Miss Clyda is a student of Ramer high school, and is a charming young girl. Miss Ethel King has returned to her home . in Illinois after spending, two weeks with rela tives here. Bro. Wheeler of Jasper, Ala , will begin a few days' meeting at Union Chapel the 2nd Sunday in this month. Everybody come and hear some good preaching. Still lots of sickness in these parts. J. M. Crocker has been at Jackson the past two weeks at tending court. Mrs. G. L. Blasingame is on the sick list. Miss Martha Deming opened school last Monday at Friendship. Miss Martha is a fine young lady, and we wish her success in this, her first school. School opened last Monday at Union Chapel with Earl Boatman as teacher. We think our school lucky to obtain Earl, as we feel sure of a good school under his leadership. Rev. L. V. Kirk, of Carbon dale,"Ill., is spending a month or so with his children, J. S, and J. F. Kirk and Mrs. A. H. Crocker. Rev. Kirk formerly lived near Pocahontas but moved to Car bondale about ten months ago. He is one of the few old Union soldiers who fought in the civil war, is 78 years old, and a man to be appreciated wherever he goes. Lester Blasingame and wife spent the week-end with the lat ter' parents. A bumper corn and sorghum crop in this section. ' Tennessee Leads Southern States Jn Earnings Per Capita Boys doing project work in Smith-Hughes Vocational Agri culture earn an average of $129.00 per capita according to the re port of R. D. Maltby, Federal Agent for the Southern region. . Tennessee should feel proud of itsreeord in Smith-Hughes Vo cational Agriculture for the past year. The boys in the high schools of the State who are tak ing the course earned an average of $139.00 each from the projects they are required to carry while studying "vocational agriculture. This amount heads the States of the Southern region with Okla homa coming second with an av erage earning of $125.00. Tennessee stood second in amount of money" returned per dollar expended. For every dol lar, Federal, State, and Local, spent, the boys returned $1.13 and for every dollar of Federal money spent they returned $223. North Carolina leads Tennessee in this respect by the narrow margin of one cent. A few years ago it was im possible to get a record of the number of boys in Tennessee studying agriculture, but since the passage of the Smith-Hughes Act in 1917, the Division of Vo cational Education, of the Depart ment 'of Public Instruction is keeping an accurate record of what is now being accomplished. Beginning with 189 boys in 1918 the work has had a marvelous growth, and today there are 1749 farm boys preparing for the vo cation of agriculture. " Will Younger and Charlie John son of near Purdy were in Selmer this week. Acton Items We have had an ideal fall, and crops in this community have practically all been gathered A Baptist meeting conducted by the Revs. Ivnight and Weaver of Corinth was held here last week. , . V Mary Dee Gaines of Corinth was the guest of her aunt, Mrs. J. T. Williams. Tuesdayl ; The baby of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Dodd was verv sick Wednes day. Mr, and Mrs. Loyd Gann of Corinth were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Atkins, the latter part of the week. Mr, and Mrs. II. IL Hyneman were recent guests of relatives in the Field's community. Miss Loraine Dickerson, a student of F. H. C, Henderson, is at home on account of illness this week. G. H. Fields of White Sulphur, was buried nt the Coin cemetery Saturday afternoon, the, funeral service being conducted by Bro. S. P. Copeland of Kendrick. De ceased was about 80 years of age and has numerous kinspeople throughout this section. A large crowd attended the funeral. Misses Myrtle and Pearl Cor nelius and brother, Ralph, were visitors in the New Hope com munity Saturday night, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Pittman and children of the: Fa'rmington community were guests of Mrs. Pittman's parents. Mr. and Mrs. B.'L.' Sanders, Sunday. Quinn Ingram and sister, Miss Irene, were the Sunday guests of their aunt, Mrs. Dora Atkins. Public school has been in pro gress for a week, and a good in terest is being taken, the enroll ment for the week being about 85. - Mr. and Mrs. Eli Miller and son, Estes, of Ladonia, Tex., and A B. Voyles and niece, Abbie Man ueL"" of Corinth, were guests in theohirttf Mr. and Mrs, J. T. Williams Sunday afternoon..,; , Mrs. Dora Atkins and son, Quincy, visited in the home of R. W. Caffey Sunday afternoon. Rev. C. W. Knight preached two sermons here Sunday; in the morning and evening. Both ser vices were well attended. Quite a nice crowd was present for singing Sunday p. m. Bro. Chambers of Booneville is expectedto preach here Sunday at eleven o'clock. Come and hear him. DONT BUILD POUlTRI liuwt TOO WIDE OR TOO HIGH , " A poultry house should not be o wide that the sun cannot resell th back of the bouse, ays Mrs. Kate M. Wlls, poultry specialist, Division of Extension, University of Twines, or it will be damp. Kij?bten feet if a convenient width for a targe bouse If there are no alleywaja. The house should be built ?.s low aa possible without (tenger of attendant bumping their heads against the ceil-" ng. A low house is more easily warmed than a high one. Dimensions recommended by Mrs. Wells are 't feet high at bock and 7 to 8 feet high in front. . , . Tli sire of the building . required will depend largely on the nuntber of fowls to be kept and on the glee of the flocks. From 23 to 100 seems to b about as nny as is safe and eco nomical to keep together. With flocks of this size about 4 square feet f floor space should be .allotted to each bird, which will suffice in most cases where careful attention Is given to cleanli ness and ventilation. Three to SV4 square feftf la enough for Leghorns In large floifs. If the fowls are kept in smaller flocks a little more flour tspaie iter bird will be needed. Where the tllmats is so ra id that it is unnecessary to keep the fowls confined, except for a few 2ays at a time, and esKclally If the fowls are kept Urfma!l cofouy houef, less space per bird will be suf ficient. The smaller breeds, beina more active and restless require about as much room ajsth kmrer breeds. . . Jimmie Amnions, manager cf the Sun Telephone Cov at Hen I ifflfWigr 1 If you appreciate jewelry that's different, some 8 thing besides commonplace P. Gift seekers will find in our stock a variety that ? I will meet; their every need. j! We.will leave no single requirments of our customer?. 8 tlNB REPAIRING) SI CN6RAVIN9 if JEl'MLRY SiVKTO BOX One of the largest erowds this year was in Selmer. Monday. . .... Senator ,Tom Watson of Ga., is still keeping ftU name on the front pages of the big dailies.. -.A balloonest went up at KansayCity, Mo., last week to a height of 26,000 feet, a world's record, and dropped 500 feet be fore the umbrella opened. He was 18 minutes coming down... .All the Methodist preachers in the Lexington district are at tending the Conference at Mc Kenzie this week-.W. J. Clay ton was appointed keeper of the county farm Monday for theyear 1922..;.Read the letter of the State Game Warden in this issue .Several from McNairy coun ty have been attending Federal court at Jackson for the past two weeks. 'Doctors report quite a lot of sickness in and around Selmer Tex Rickard, the prize fight -promoter, aeems to be having his troubles with the law lately. .The meeting at the Christian church will , begin the 4th Sunday in this month-More people shopping in Selmer than ever before Automobiles of every description were here Mon day. .Quite a lot of pumpkins raised this year . Both restaur ents here had a fine business Monday The meeting of 'the 30th Divfsion at Nashville last week was a great and grand gathering of the boys who broke the Hindenberg Line... .A big snow fell in Wisconsin Monday. ....For pretty girls Selmer has them The basket-ball team here seems to be rounding in to form.. ..Some of the wise guys are predicting a cold winter, but when they drop this around C, W. Barnes he just tells them that it is always colder in the winter than in the summer., ..Sheriff Dillontound a lonely half pint of "white mule" Mon day, and last reports the owner has failed to show up. -When it comes to folding papers, D. R. hurst is there Fexil Roach is designs, come here. thing undone to meet the :: i CIA5SS5 FITTED OPTICAL 00003 STORE prepaing $0 paint the colored church.'.Jim Moss was in town Monday with a fine lot of poland china hogs on display L. T. Fitzhugh was elected City Judge of Memphis by a large majority. j He vas an independent candi date, and won over the city ad ministration with Mayor Paine at the head Mayor Hylan was re-elector Mayor of New York Tuesday by 400,000 majority. He was a friend of the poor and needy '-Ten known dead in the state of Kentucky over the elect- ionTuesday, six of which fell in Breathitt County. ...lOOtf U, S. Marines win De piacea on su-.. ent mail trains" witlf orders to shoofe to killlA lower price in shoes is predicted Ex-Presi- fdent Wilson says he will ride in the great Armistice Day parade at Washington Thursday. f Among the Negroes The colored people - of Falcon enjoyed one of the best concerts ever , given at this place last week, the players being from Selmer and. Falcon, Quite a nice sum was realized, which will bo used on improving the Rchrtol house. The Selmer string band furnished the music, which was Une. . A big dinner was prepared for the players. ' 1 We are going to make the Fal con school one of the best. oouniy oupi, air. leny adct nathy addressed the school at Selmer Monday morning, taking as his subject, the Golden Rule. His speech was enjoyed by all who heard him, and delivered in his usual forceful manner. Short talks were made by Prof. Bishop and Walter Sharp. ' . With the 'cooperation of every one we will have the best school " Selmer has ever had under the leadership of Prof s. Bishop and Moore. Falcon School. Falcon school opened Monday, Oct. 31 with Miss Marie Gillespie of Selmer, as principal. . Twenty-eight pupils are en- roilea, - ana an are looking for ward to a good school year. A Two literary societies have been organized the Ben Lindsey and Excelsior. The pupils seem to be interested and we are working for the best school Falcon "has 'ever had.