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pliable Local Newpaper. DAILY WEEKLY IS I) IT ION WEl'Kl A •I. L. iV S. (iillespic. Editors and Publishers yOL. 25-NO. 29 GREENWOOD, LEFLORE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 1921 SrasciumoN, $1.50 YEAR DEMAND RUSSIA AK! rjj, RELEASE THE U.S „ PRISONERS there op Formal Note Is Sent To The Russian Author ities a poj note dispatched 4 by sect hughes Ko Better Relations In 2 Countries Until Release Made u Associated Press WASHINGTON, July 27.—The Ji^Bfumia] demand for the release of Bytmericari prisoners in Russia, made the Soviet authorities by Secre Mrpn^Bjjry Hughes, while understood to be ofltirief, insists that all Americans be N^^Leated before there can be any Nh^Kjggyghl of better relations between 'lie United States and Russia. The text of the communication was not made public however. The above action was taken humanity after the efforts to se the release of the Americans through the Red Cross failed. What will be taken if the Soviet in the name of cure ■course ■authorities do not comply is not in dies ted. ■ More than a score of Americans ■ere held prisoners in Soviet Russia, ■according to latest advices of the ■ State Department. The number in ■ dudes Captain Emmet Kilpatrick of ■ the Alabama Red Cross workers and Balt i [Miss Marguerite Harrison, a more newspaper correspondent. ROTARY CLUB HOLDS MEETING ■ Small Attendance Owing To Many ■ Spending Vacations Out Of I Greenwood. Last night was the date for the ■ regular monthly meeting of the Rot ■ ary Club, and was held, us usual at ■ the Reiman House. Because so many ■ of the members were out of town, for ■ various and sundry reasons, the at ■ tendunce was small. Dr. J. W. Barks H dale was called to North Carolina be ■ cause of the serious illness of his ■ mother. Some were away on business ■ and some on vacations, well earned. Floyd Russell was in the city all H right hut requested that Frank H Wright give his excuse, which was ^■that he expected a "prospect". He ^■afterwards came in with a report that he had made a customer out of the "prospect" and had not only sold him an automobile but an extra tire, a quart of oil and ten gallons of gas. After d!ue deliberation is was decided that this excuse was a legitimate one. Robert Herman expected to be hack in time for the meeting, and be cause of the friendship between the two, Albert Weiler said he wanted to save him said piece of chicken did not go back to the kitchen. Some seemed to have a notion that Mr. Weiler put one over "n the management of the Hotel and that he knew all the time that Robert piece of chicken, which a f w*8 not going to be there. The only outside business of im- portance that came before the club wag a letter from the Kiwanis Club, seeking the cooperation of the Rotary Club in the matter of bringing before tlie officials of the Y. & M. V. R. R. the advisability of their taking over the Webb and Belzoni Branches, out Itta Bena, from the C. & G. Rail- road. This proposition was put in the hands of a committee of three composed of Messrs W. M. Hamner, C. A, Wade and J. D. Duncan. President Pollard, who used to be a "Prof" in the good old days of the "hickory limb" and the "Blue Back Spelling Book" has taken it upon him- self to see that the members improve themselves in knowledge of Rotary. A good start was made last night and several future meetings are ex- pected to be devoted to this sub- ject. X. X. X. Directors Of Staple Cotton Growers Meet The directors of the Staple Cotton Growers Cooperative Association is holding Country Club east of Greenwood to < ky. The object of the meeting is to liiscuss the opening of the three offices in Greenwood, Greenville and Clarks 'kie, and making plans for the fall business. business meeting at the DISCUSSION OF THE BOND ISSUE I Two Greenwood Citizens G*re View* | Regarding The Coming Election On July 29th 1 It is of the utmost importance | that the voters of Greenwood inform j themselves as to the merits of the four propositions them on July 29th,' Nichols. to be submitted said Mr. D. E. 'A vote for the bond issue does not necessarily mean that $151, 000 in bonds will be issued. If the bonds issue carries, bonds only to the amount of the cost of the proposition carried will be issued. The Commis sioners and City Engineer do not pro fit one cent in the sale of these bonds regardless of the statements of who are opposed to the issue. We need drainage and pumps. We need pumps even with the present system of drainage. Conditions worse than last year can arise unleses something is done, and nothing can be done without money. some "A great many voters are not as much interested in drainage they were last April when the Com mission was subjected to very harsh and unjust criticism. The time has now come when the responsibility for the iack of drainage and equipment will rest with the taxpayer. "Greenwood is progressive and growing in spite of financial deperes sion, however we are sadly lacking in civic pride. I would like to see some of our enterprsing and progres sive business organiations start a movement for the re-surfacing of some of our disgraceful-looking, rough, and in some place decayed wood block paved streets. The pense of chasing, recapturing and confining each wood block after n rain is very expensive. Something should be done." "There w'as a time," said Mr. S. now as B. Auter in discussing tile drainage proposition all the bookkeepers, clerks .barbers, tinkers, lawyers an ddoctors, would take a spade, hoe, axe, or something to work with, and go all around this city and bottle it up tight from leak, age. I myself kept the water pumped out of the city from Mart to finish and I did it with a 4 by 6 duplex You can now look in any di in Greenwood, "when pump. rection you wish and you will see either owns all or a some man, wh< part of an artesian well and they are not like the rotary pumps they had installed at the pumping during the last high water, are no baby dolls ,chunks or rails to stations There stop their flow, they just come right along with the water. "So to be just and fair to all, if you would bottle this city as we did at one time, the people in the low part would be overflowed without rain, for there are some pumps now in operation here that runs both day and night. Their size is about 14 by 30 or 36 inches, and the open wells You may realize are about there should be some sort of relief, 14. but it should be handled in a way that would give the majority of the voters some satisfaction for their money. Small Boy Knocked Down By Automobile Robert Morgan, the five yar old son, of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Morgan, who reside on Dewey Street, was knocked down by an automobile last night driven by Mr. L. E. Stansell. The little boy was playing across the street, opposite from his home on when his mother called to home. He ran into the Dewey, him to come street in front of the Stansell car knocked to the pavement. uninjured. and was Fortunately he escaped Mrs. Morgan stated this that Mr. Stansell, who was driving slowly, was in no way responsible for the accident and that the little fellow ran directly in front of the machine. morning ROME July 27.—Italian navigation lines between Italy and America are (ee having great difficulty in finding! navmg g i- t t u,. ores- i bus mess for their liners ai mt pie» w ent moment, due to the enactment of the present American immigration To meet the difficulties, the: Navigations Generale Italians line directed ,nt ° Italmn-Canadian er • This is the * "t "a has been estabhu-hed and Canada. We °the P companies art also occup problem of finding oiner is ' the aurplus #re Ita j.L expected t a « )mme nce sailings i ian companits *1 c p re s»nt to Canada ' V ^, (1 to that effect. Little Business For Italy's Liners law. has n new t Pleasure v trrs ► ' & ft j 5^6 $ H ns* I jr ;> o > V"! A r v <f|! j 7k A . - - --- ■' > -• ' ' • ir .A; ■r-f.i ,• ;■ ■*;.> f ,-F •A -it V &J> (P\ &r W ' - >. v at'* ft F /• 9 — $ i A %!■ ■ rt a® It - .-ss f l r 0 I . m f. m 5i? ;(Cop>H|tlto * * * THE WEATHER * * * MISSISSIPPI —Generally fair tn night and Thursday. LOCAL OBSERVATIONS TEMPERATURE, Maximum, 97 degrees; minimum 70 degrees; rain fall trace; river gauge 7.8, fail 0.2, Frank Abbott, Local Observer. i | Dr. Campbell Announces Over Two Hundred Cases During The I MUCH PELLAGRA r A, IhJ V. I | Past Two Months Considerable pellagra is prevalent in Leflore county, according to a statement made yesterday by Dr. C. j N. I). Campbell County Health Of. , ficer. I)r. Campbell had been over two during the past few months some deaths had resulted from the | disease. He stated it was scattered j in various sections of the county and , was not confined to any Dr. Campbell declared in instances tile disease had nppe; alignant form. stated the.-, hundred cases and ■ district. . several ( j j in a Levee Board Raises Tax Rate For 1921 An order has been received by the , collectors of the various counties j Levee Board j tax [ tax interested from the showing a raise in the advalore rate of the Yaz -Mississippi Levee | District. Along with the raise, how ever comes a reduction iri the acre-[ age rate that is almost too insignifi- | cant to be noticed. The rate last year for the levee district was five and seven tenths mills, but the new order of the Board makes this rale for 1921 seven and four tenths mills, which will mean quite a boost in the advalorum taxes to be paid to the levee district. This new rate applies to the counties of Tallahatchie, Quitman, Holmes, Ya- Sunflower and Le- j zoo, Humphreys flore. Tunica, Coahoma counties, as usual, carry and Bolivar j a higher j rate, the new rate being ten and four tenths, being raised in proportion to ! The acreage tax was reduced from three and six tenths cents to three , the raise in other counties . cents per acre. It is probable that the Levee missioners foresaw substantial u«-jthvm creases in assessed valuation of the ■ property within the district and made the raise in order to raise the money necessary for the progress of the lev (ee work. Taking the levee tax rate along with the known state tax of nine w iwi * .. mills, it starts this county out w.th quite a hefty mill rate even before the county rate is added. Added to these three the drainage , ' p ' A ]Td'the° tox^to^illVar to ^ its !ast year level. „ Decreased Valuations Stand? According to reports from the va countlps ov „ the state they ^ reduced th , as8essed valuations as against those ' ] ast year. And this is leing done right in the face of a letter from the IState Taax Commission, addressed to , the Boards of Supervisors, advising Hi HI HI ii j DAI I pi AYFR^ 1.1 i lijli 1 ljrl 1 lillu Buck Weaver And Happy Felsch Will He Asked To Be Given Freedom By Judge. Associated Press CHICAGO, July 27 Judge Hugo! i Friend today informed the State At torney in the baseball trial he would direct the jury to return not guilty in the cases of Buck | Weaver .and Happy Felsch, former White Sox players and Carl Zork of I *'' Th"n introduced ug.linRt them. I he motion verdict of I for the dismissal of cases against Joe Jackson and David Zeiser was overruled. The State disposed of rases against Hen and Louis Levi of Kokomo, I ml. j» a |)(ist ( oiivention In Jacksonville, Fla. -in of the Associated Press. NASHVILLE, July 27 nounced today that Jacksonville, I'la., It was an as awarded the 1922 se Southern Baptist Convention. Stricter Control Of Russian Churches Associated Press RIGA, July 27. Russian Soviet government official* have decided to take stricter control over the church rg j n Russia, according to Moscow newspapers received here. A recent number of the Isvesita says that ser mons arc to be allowed only the ; of a strictly condition that they a religious character. It appears that the Soviet govern- ment, while continuing to permit re ligious worship, is to present rival attractions in the church buildings in the shape of lectures on Communist doctrines. Independent advices received in Ri ently indicated that in some villages in South Russia the women and old men of the peasantry had act -1 jually come to blows with the younger , n d communistically educated genera tion on religious subjects. , Villages -.vere divided into camps and in one reported instance some casualties oc- ga jeurred. Com-j-—-ceipt u«-jthvm that conditions will not stand for a decrease in the assessed valu a tion of property. Will the State j Tux Commission let these reductions stand, or will they put on their blanket raises when the assessment roles are inspected by them If they d r> there is nothing to do but . , , grm and bear , That body has won out m every battle in the courts giv mg Quitman «unty a drubbing that aoon . b f . or f° •' • • pi^en'brains win"^'"^'"nd the counties of the state taken out from under a system of assessing taxes which has been outgrown many years. Were fifty per cent of the ty escaping all taxes made to pay its pro rata share, a big differ- ! enre would be felt by every taxpay- , e r. Necessity will drive this reform ■ to the people and it will be eagerly ' received. — Sumner Sentinel. * * * COTTON MARKETS * * NEW YORK COTTON MARKET Open High Low Close Close * Prev. 12018 12.17 1 j.90 12.12 12.00 12.45;12.60112.33j 12.R5.12.88 12.1012.60jl2.34; 12.5 (Tosed 12 to 1H up. New York .Spots 12.10—10 down. 12.37] Oct. - Doc. - j Jan. - i ' 'J'™ 1 U> " New Orleans Spots 11.1:! 12 down. Pr >v NEW ORLEANS COTTON MARKET Open High Low Close Close 11.50 It.(18 II .tr. not 11.52! ] 11.8812.00 11.71 II.97T1.KT !11.88111.98111.81112.04111.88 —o Senate To Consider The Tax Revision!," Associated Press WASHINGTON, July 27. A vir- j tual agreement is said to have been reached at the dinner conference at i th«* White House last night for the ! Senate consideratii vision legislation before the perma nent tariff act is taken up. A num ber of Senators attended the dinner and were guests of the president. c . i . i f the tax re I Asks For Immediate Gov't. Appropriation j | I Associated Press | WASHINGTON, July I man Lasker of the Shipping Hoard, asked the House Appropria- j tions Committee- for the immediate i $125,000,000 appropriation lo | t j, e oxpenseg 0 f the next five !»^ 0 ac jj on was taken. j eet mths. : ! | j Demands Release j j i Of II. S. Prisoners : : Associated Press RIGA, July 27. An official de mand by Secretary of State Hughes j for the release of American prisoners I in Russia has been handed the Bol-j isheviki minister here. -o-— a-.i . . pi j UlalKSUalt I Idllh I j Barbecue And Picnic I Sheriff W. S. Vardanian is in re-. of a letter from Mr. K. G. | Wjrgfjpp] fJ f Clarksdale, asking for i information how Greenwood served j the bjg rrowd at (hp barbecue and j icnic here on , Ju!v 13th . clarksdale pIannin(? a sim p ar affair , 0 take , gce 0|| August B th. Mr. Vardanian was pleas ,, d , 0 gin the desired infor , . M Wr fi , , , mation and sent Mr. Wingfield de ^ of Qur succegsful picnic . Mr wingfic , d exten ded the fol ng invitation the Ietter . "A cordial invitation to you, and ">« P e0 P'« of Greenwood is here "tended and it is hoped that you vdll honor us with your presence on the above mentioned date. » «ave the people of Greenwood great pleasure to entertain the peo ! pie of Clarksdale as their guests at , the recent picnic given here and it is ■ believed that many of the citizens ' will accept this cordial hospitality which is being tendered. i SOME MORE FACTS ARE MADE PLAIN 1 1 About The Draiiia \ ml S> vt«m 1 ho Proposed lioi .! Wlwfh N To He Voted On tr piv? .11 lilt* lliut an rge.-led by the llyl Kntfim J ;doubt that three n III Firieii\ of til. ; Hie prop \ Those win willing to accept the City Hngi r as a competent authority on the v complex p | ought to lie willing to accept him o i t lie simpler. • v c. ■rlaioh The exact fact., are that as suit of the hen iest rainfall the his stale, ulipsei miser I I able little pump of less than one I third the ilh the omplete failure of a *f tin* draii capacity (I, I lit re is a ilomand. systei it si j ri^ht now, ! pression the country has o i porioiiced, that an elaborate drainage lo.si trued lo take rare of this during the severest de ex yste city for yi ars to < xo and populat * I, shall 1 m i tVMS , constructi'il. the sa e City Engineer upn whose figures and authority the ad of this •ales , |. the I bonds sav: ixei'llcnt plan $151,000.00 of i: ( Voters I 1- n. t. That tins phi iitnnplnt.es I the erection of u Lump House at n f $25,000, that < oat p"s 1 1>Iy might not be needed at all within a very fc' | uf »" under plan ... ! I„ui a il would under nuuibe Second, That in extreme high wnt r, requiring the use of pumps, (he j plan proposed as number S' e the water in about i r, would c-third I tho linn required at present,. j Thi „| T ,„ t ( , aM , if Car •old be taken care »llton Avenu r Fourth, T'hat, regarding -third the w Parkway, 'liter it re iUumoa l,u ' lliiil this ci j probably j reives in ixtrorne high water stage, dde the city, a be re ImhJ by the pro posed drainage ditch and canal. fifth, That about one-third the Vi before ■ j treme high water stage, i from the j n filled to opacity from higher sections of the IS-inch drainage pipe, whe . " 1,1,1 * I i i city, hacking * ' vatcr through the hit Parkway. That this ca remedied by a check valve, thus practically eliminating 'ends "will he ay as a catch-basi the east, and the country •est- which for the city I ■ I floods the a re of trouble. sources Sixth, That the present .-.yst< and does discharge a four-im day's time, ineluding h rai full in half a Parkway. Seventh. That in extreme high wat er, requiring pumps, under proposi j lion number four, flood water will | be gotten rid of in a third of the time required at present. A good deal of criticism of the city administration has been indulged this question, that is I undeserved. In the first place it is : in relative to ! not true thal i! is committed to the | $151,000.00. II simply desires to sub- reasonable plans to r their own choice, and f :,nv an ' 1 aU : the voti j .ra f : is deftirouH that all the (known. This applies to the City Kn- facts he glnt ' er > Hl ' who ' ipposed by ,m« to have evolved this elaborate plan per C(;nt((ge |°* drainage to obtain a I fee for its construction. 'true that lie has cashed in from five to ten thousand a year per ventages Ion the paving. As a matter of fact Nor is it j his salary and commissions combin ed have never exi eded $2000 yi rr, an a competent engineer could not be As to hi rompeteriey. it has been favorably commented up on more than once by railway engi T,rers sent here to cont-t and up: e, • hls " n<| . Hairi, J 1,1 f " l,i,If " f I hud for less. | , linft . . ,. . , ,,, f h , ( ,PZZ v ami neta',-' b ut has'never f. and • , vthing whidMt i^al b' -1 n upon n 1 1 C,J 1 l! HU , in a chartre It h'-M. no brief' ' b ™ v. t'hat he i ' f air | y f . 0 mpet.-nt and dr, - g tr,, t ! h( . ran 0m , „ lnnot „ eni . \ p ] oy an Ead or a D-I. . for $2100,00 a year. A littb- more -oop | ,-ration and a little less antagonism might result m getting a little closer to our city administration with het tor results. Most of us have d, - qualified ourselves as jurors in the case of our city administration, to start with. An attache of the Hornaday on struct ion company, in hargo of our paving contracts, mentions as one tiic city. The Chamber of < ,,i on more than one occasion bus been erce : hi: upol i DAUGHTER KNEW FATHER TOOK A ml of iM.moy Which Be lont'vd To Bank In l 'liicaKo .MOTHER AND HER DAt GIITER FOUND llyl : Search ! Being 1 (\>n- t mued Today For I 'resident Ass dated PresH the 11 it At Vi inn Spur Bin, da urhlt ..f Wu . • puryiii, f tI k .-lukiMl Michim rut prr.N • v |Tru*t Co., Avt*. lias admitted she hud Uiiowledpo that her lather took more than a half milli< dollars of the •*ank'.s money before he fled, at ladies Attorneys office an if the State's noun, nl tmbiy. Miss Spurjfin uml Iht mutliiT nTunit'il to (TiinitfO fr< troit, where they IV mo localni yt'» dotaiiH'd for U'Klay and are being iurtber questioning, sea roll for Spurtrin Moan while the beiiq? continu ex •d . .in 1 i i AJ u m II) Cl] l2 I of Dispatih .Staten The German VeMNel Heturned Fire—No Damage To Either Ship. J n Associated Hress BERLIN, July 27. German operating in bight Kola on the Northern Russian The sweeping fleet, mini" reported in \ ardor, Norway, to have been fired on by tin UuHsian Lundforth. The Ceiman.4 i ( turned the fire, but no was reported fleet left WilhulniHhav eii a week ago to clear the White Sen of mines under the provision of the Versailles treaty. .'oast ii dispatch from dn either side iag< The Germa o End Of Hostilities Being Sought In U. S. j to Associated P LONDON, July 27. Mustapha Ke mal Pasha, head of the Turkish Nat ali; t government, has sent a tele« to Constantinople, asking the mitral government to intervene with effort to obtain a . • ation of th Greco Turk hostilities, * according to Constantinople dispatch I to the Exchange Telegraph. I'urkisli Resistance Broken. A'l I1FNS, July 27.—The Greek of fn ml news agency announced infor mation from all sources indicate the i> i f;,n<< of the Turkish Nationalists in Asia Minor is completely broken. The Turkish losses in killed .wounded and prisoners is estimated at GO, 000 . I ■ the Allies i is —o- Harding To Speak At Birmingham, Ala. Associatod Press WASHINGTON, July 27—Preside^ Harding is understood to have accept- ed the invitation to speak at Birm- ingham late in October at the celebra- tion of the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of that < ity. During the same trip he may visit several other Southern cities. it of Ibe ren oris why the $151,000 bond ue hould be voted, is the expe'ndi- ture of $75,000 for labor. It is only ;t y Ki,rt while back when lalror was j„ the saddle, that the Hornaday Construction Co., was beseeching the • chamber of Commerce, the city au- f thorities an ,1 everybody else, to help f ' ,hut lhis daM t ! wark, and are not worth a continen . \ tal to themselves or anybody else, unless they are hungry. | Jullt raore remind |j The ° ity it secure labor, who h was then too independent and insolent to work. If there is one compensation for tli,- c hard times, it is the fact that labor of this class lias been brought : to its senses. It is notorious fact of people will not an do nothing at all with any of these propositions, without a bond issue to finance it. And unless one ■it the other is adopted, we are prac tically certain to have water in every house and street in Greenwood. The -hoice ought to be between propo rtions one and four. Respectively, F. HERR.