Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 23, 1931 · Page 4
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Hope, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 23, 1931
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'I ^ m STAR AND 2L. ' Caskill.. BLEVINS NEWS-ToWe :J!L .Jewfflty I Has Record Vocational Agri" Ittrttedby i School _ ,..,—-Vocational ag» t ir\ the public schools .,_*« 16 Iramers to Adopt a agricultural program has 1 itrateo* the past year by >• high school in Ouachita Iturai practice program of "" hta labor income ol 'families ot the corn- ttfi* state supervisee _^__.!UUure for tjie state jtf ^Education, said in a ""•izing the school's ac- ,rr~. ^ the agricultural de- tt>t tHe school showed that 33 h, tenth, eleventh and . received a combined of #446.38 from their Sctice projects 'and that 40 " ' who. attended night _y received,a'labor in-' J.75 from their practice 1 agricultural acttvSles; refill attention and several not previously raised in ' y has placed the farm-' financial basis than in despite .the io"w prices . _ieir products.'. ^Implrovd farm practices were i, effect. These - included • ter- tJSO acres, ptentiftg 1,000 acres 0 _JieV3to acres'to winter cover ^ >j supervised fertilizing of 10 sjwtth barnyard manure, co-oper- 'urchase of commercial fertilizer *J acres, launching of five small : projects, raising of pork by 10 wh chad not done so ; pre- home garden', campaign in every farm family Unity having a good gar- cent increase in ., ____ ___ iltry raising. growers' association, also ^orgSmzied as a part of the agri- fc> 'il'program which has just con- Jts first year. Purchase of (a*fertflizer through the co-op"-&>, estimated to have saved •"•" ' sweet potato cost of about , an. agricultural building and equipped! at the r, cost Ipf' approximately el or tetter." ''Chickens, Eggs and Turkeys" fly tttt.ec. TUHNBR Twenty-Five years ago when- poultry and egg» were sold at all in this section of Arkansas, chickens were marketed by the head or traded for merchandise and the demand then had to tie created In advance. A farmer coming into a store would" ask, "Can you use a few hens or a few dozen 6gfs at such and such a time?" The merchant would scratch his head, wondering how he could dispose of this poultry should he trade with the farmer. ' A hen in those dayi brought 25 cents. That was considered a standard- price and any one asking more than this, usually "had to cart them back home. Nelson Enters Business "About this time M. L. Nalson, then somewhat younger than he is today, entered the mercaritile business in Blevins, then a small roadside village, destined in later years to become the leading poultry market in South Arkansas. • Young Mr. Nelson had beun considering this lack, of interest by small town merchants' in poultry buying. He began an investigation and found that, he could get a market in the-larger towns for poultry and eggs. Within a few days the following attractive sign made its appearance on the side of the Blevins store building and on. the printed matter of the firm: "We Buy Chickens, Eggs and Turkeys the Year 'Round." Exchange Method Stopped Instead Of following the usual custom of trading poultry and'eggs for merchandise, chickens were bought by the pound-and cash was paid for the eggs- Residents of the Blevins community began to talk about the splendid 1 mar. ket afforded them for their chickens and eggs. They became interested in their poultry. Better breeds were secured. -. Poultry houses were erected and today there is more poultry sold in Blevins than any other south Arkansas town. This ^ little Hempstead county town is known over the entire state as a poultry market and as a place where a farmer or produce buyer can always dispose of their surplus. A few years ago the first car load of broilers-ever to be shipped from the state of Arkansas was shipped from Blevins. This car brought approximately $10,000. M. L. Nelson personally attended, this shipment to the northern market. , Interest In Turkeys Of late years an interest in turkeys UL laie years an iniereot 111 lum.cja A^ciai. jrc«i « x >.fc.a*- *w«u w* u.i.n **-« has been created in this section. M. L. turkeys shipped to New Orleans, La., Nelson is the originator of .growing were said to have been the best tur- ., • - - . "Turkeys'By the Acre." An acre ~df keys ever received at that market. The fourths of'the farms in Ohio ground is fenced early in the spring firm-purchasing'last year's shipment ited'on roads classified as and on this a number of turkeys are increased their order this year and on i-l'vi..— " crown each -year, never leaving this last Saturday Mr. Nelson left Blevins Blevins Poultryman M. L. Nelson, who 20 years ago, revolutionized the method of poultry selling in' this section of Arkansas. Instead of selling poultry by the head and trading eggs for merchandise, farmers were offered cash for their eggs and their chickens were bought by the pound. Mr. Nelson has .established one of the leading poultry mar. kets hi the state. He left for market last week with two car loads, approximately 36,090 pounds of turkeys' and chickens. enclosure from the time they are old enough to be placed in the open until they are ready for the market. Several growers in this section grow their turkeys under this method while there are still others who use the open range method, allowing their birds to have a free range. Both methods have proven satisfactory and both last fall and this year approximately 3,000 head of turkeys have been marketed by Mr. Nelson. At Thanksgiving and Christmas time this firm usually have more orders than they can fill. These orders range from one turkey to a car load. Many now are marketed. by • express or by trucks. '• i Last year a,-car'load of''• milk, fed with two carloads of chickens and turkeys. The two cars contained approximately 27,000 pounds of turkeys and 9,000 pounds of chickens. These turkeys were practically all raised within five mile* of Blevins. One grower fattened 300 head for this last shipment and had marketed 100 during the Thanksgiving season. Growers Increase Flocks Interest in the turkey growing industry has increased rapidly during the past three years. One grower living near Blevins began with a Srtall flock. Last yea'r he marketed approximately 150 birds and this year 400. Another man had a small flock last year and this year sold 200. The man who had the largest flock in the section this year plans to grow a much larger number next year and has 75 selected hens to be used as breeders in 1932. Turkey growers are adding better equipment, purchasing better foundation stock and it seems that this in' dustry is soon to be one of the leading enterprises of this section. Associated with Mr. Nelson in this firm is T. J. Stewart, who when Mr. Nelson is out, acts as poultry buyer. He has been in Blevins for a number of years, coming to Blevins from Prescott. In addition to his activities in the poultry business, Mr. Nelson has been a member of the Blevins school board for the past 20 years. He is also a leader in all community work. Poll Tax Books for 1932 to Be Changed New System Printed in Duplicate Instead of Stub Method LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—(/P)—Poll tax books for 1932 collections will have carbon duplicates instead of stubs, as formerly. State Auditor J. Oscar Humphrey said. Under the "stub' system, many of the collectors failed to fill them out completely for the permanent records,resulting in difficulty in estimating!, th ecorrect number of poll tax receipts^ issued. The receipts will be numbered seri-' ally and a definite block of numbers assigned to each county so that. use of a poll tax receipt in a county other than in the one to which it was al-i lotted can be detected. Allotments' range from 2,100 for Stone county to' 30,000 for Pulaski county. : Earl Page Writes Interesting Letter State CommiMioiter Ex* tnetU Seaion't Greetings to Readers This is Christmas week, the one pwiod of the year for good cheer, good will, family gatherings, social n«etings, Christmas trees, Christmas ceremonies, rest^ relaxation and enjoyment—and wnhal, the exchange of Christmas presents, greeting >carda, etc. There is not much doing during Christmas week except In the way of festivities, and few if any want to occupy any of their 'time in thinking about what they ( are going to do, want to do, or should do in the future, espjecially with reference to the laconic and more serious affairs of life. So why should 1 Intrude Mfon this joyous occasion with • an effort to discuss matters of serious import or to divert the minds of those who are so pleasantly engaged? Besides, Santa Clans and Santa letters have just about crowded me out of the columns of these popular papers.. About all I can. do under these auspicious circumstances is. to join, in ,with the throng of merrymakers, arid'extend'my greetings, good will and good wishes to the multitude. , I am deeply 'grateful to a generous public for their indulgence of whatever delinquencies I may have had; for the manifold kindnesses shown! for the confidence reposed; for the many kind words ; of commendation that have been spoken and written to me by the farmers and . my friends; and above all I am profoundly, graciously and reverently grateful to our lather in Heaven, and to our Savior Jesus Christ who died on the Cross in expiation of the sins of humanity, for the blessings vouchsafed to me and to my farmer friends during the past year. As I contemplate the Christmas decorations and adornments at the various Christmas festivities, with their symbolic characterstics, 1 am more profoundly mpressed and am more profoundly impressed and do the red holly berries symbolic of the shed blood of Christ for the salvation of mankind and redemptiin from sin; the beautiful green of the foliage, symbolic of eternal life; and the bright lights symbolic of His divine declaration, "I am the Light of the World." With kindest greetings and love to all, I am, Your obedient servant, Earl Page. Our school wilt dismiss Wednesday afternoon December 23 for the Christmas holidays and Work will be resumed January 4. We are expecting a visit from Santa Claus this year regardless of the financial depression. The teachers and pupils of the elementary grades have planned a Christmas tree and prograiji for Wednesday afternoon. The pareflts have been invited to join the merrymaking. The pupils and teachers will participate in a program to be given at the church. Tuesday evening for the benefit of the Methodist Orphanage at Little Rock. ' Pupils on the honor roll for the second month of school, are as follows: third grade./Ornce Wortham; -fourth grade, Nllladine Collins and Winnie Reese; fifth grade, Toad Scott and Lola Wortham; sixth grade, Van Hamilton; eighth grade, Wenona Gentry, On Friday night December 11, 1931. the patrons and teachers of our school met at : the school house where a short program, was rendered, after Which a Parent Teacher's Association was organized. The following officers were elected: Mrs. C. A. Hamilton, president; Mrs. Manning, vice president; Mrs. Clark Warren, secretary- treasurer. Proceeding the election of DScf __. CLEAVER STRAHAN r Boughton McCaskill School News officer* short talks on the valu* of p. T. A. work were made by G. ShujT- fleld, Dr. Gentry and others. Qlenlyn Rodgers of the ninth grade made a score of 100 per cent in an algebra test given last week. Inteerst wa» at its highest in spell- Ing Monday wnwi the fifth grade •>• erage carte Up to 100. The coftwst that is being carried on by the fifth and sixth grades affords good motivation for spelling. The sixth' grade has completed its scroll which was made during the study of Home. The story of the first Christmas is shown by the Happy Hustlers in three ways: First, the desert scene as a blackboard border; Second, the scene of Bethlehem and the Christ Child; transparencies on the windows Illustrating the first Christmas. The teachers leaving for other parts to spend the Christmas holidays are: Miss Thelma Bruce, who wll spend the vacation with her people of Blevins; Mr. and Mrs. Moore, who will spend the vacation with their parents of Conway and Lonoke respectively. Mrs. Stokes and Mrs. Huddleston are residents of McCaskill. By Wenona Gentry, Reporter. VY © 1931, by Doubleday, Doran ancf Co. , "BEGIN HERE" TODAY A3TNE. CECILY »d MARY- i'*<ffH&MOib FENWICK HTB Jrttfc E their *THB<»>reBU, one* wealthy. »-w A lipoVerUfced tfc»t *•»•'• •M Cecity'* ••*•!••• «n»»ort tfc« -Tko •!«<«• *•/• *««• »l»ee childhood. Th» .-- tlT«lT»» "ROSALIE" n»d "GnA [ W«.«ker ««•!•< on keeplHB » >M- ttMM of «h«lr farmer wtalth. . TCSU. ^. •»« Cecily. aas*o •«•» >•(•*!•! wurk and «•?££«••««•. > IS, to •till In •ckool. Whe» tke •t«*7 •*•»» *»»• *•• *««» «»• «J PHILIP ECHOYD. you** ou think it fa just a bit selfish lat because you have no engagements for this evening you should nsist that Mary-Frances make one?" "No." Ann said. "The fcall must „» cleaned, and I think Mary-Franes should be willing to help. It akes hours for one person to dust work on the stairs, he grille and— " Rosalie inserted, !•• l» lave with him. «*? ••< her Irle.a, EBMINTRUDB. ' mre excited «bpat the arrival of • •toclc company actor known a; WMji »H ABSIOTJNT. They meet hUBM th« «tieet next day and he • ramM «» them. Blary-Pra.ee. l« tirlilcd, B«ree« to meet him that •l*hr after the nefformanec, ' Phil telephone* Anne, aiklnv her 4« go on a nlcnlc. She iefu«M lie- It I* her nl*hf to cook at night? Isn't evening rather a strange time to begin house clean- ng?" "It is the only time I have." "Now. now, Ann!" Rosalie shook a playful finger. "Don't you recall a little story or—um—something about the early bird?" Ann did not answer that. She oi*. Phil, annoyed, take. 1ET- W KING, a alj»* clwrk, an tko plcalc, J»0W CO ON WITH THIS CHAPTER *Ul rpjntBB more trilled affirmatives •* before Mary-Frances turned t frqm the telephone to Ann. "Mayn't 1 f'-ple-tse go over to Ermintrude'a ; fo,r just half an hour? PU-ase?" W said Ann firmly. "You ..there last night. I told you wanted you to help me tfcla <*!«* what In the world," asked He, though indulgently. "Is notion of yours about cleaning ftlH tonight, Ann? Such an 944 Owe to choose." <^fay If whined Mary-France*. •»No, dear," «ald Ann. "You may ," said Rosalie, the peace- perpetual, "ask your little \a come here and visit you , said Ann. "Mary-Frances help me this evening." MPra^ices at the telephone sad drooped; desire for liv fit went from her; sbe was abused * *, and this she gave to •long with a quivering „ w — Up and ft knuckle close u even bar courage couli sorrowful too with **» "But why to- spoke, instead, to Mary-Frances. •I'm tired tonight, honey, and the hall must be cleaned. It has been needing Jt for weeks now, you knr w. If you really don't wish to help me, you needn't. Only—I sort of thought you'd rather help me than to have me do it alone." 'I guess I'd Just as soon," said Mary-Frances. "All right, Ann, angel, I'll tell Hrmintrude I can't," /"••HAND cleared his throat and ^ gesture^ detainingly toward Mary-Frances. "One moment, my darling." he said, "I fear that 1 have fallen far behind in thfa discussion and have, In consequence, failed of its conclusion. I do not question your motives, Ann—dear Ann—but I do question your decision. To clean the front hall at a late hour on a spring evening! The front ball. Suppose that guests should arrive in the midst ot this process ot cleaning. Suppose . . ." Ha went on and on; but presently be asked a question with Mary- Frances' name in it and paused for an answer. Ann had not been actually listening for some time. She had formed, forced, perhaps, a habit of looking attentive and of paying no more attention, to him than she paid to other extraneous sounds. It saved trouble with her temper, and she rarely got caught, because she knew him an<J bis speeches so well 6be ventured, now, "Yes, Grand. Still, I do think that Mary-Frances Is old enough to nave som« duties and •one responsibilities." "You «ra rifbt in that There $$$ be no &scuss,ion of that. But I note tba* you evade my question. I snail put it differently. Who is to decldf what these duties and re- U* shall be? Of what WiJtIsi? 19 other _.% ord». do you little girls not forget, some-! times at least, that your Rosalie and-Grand are still able to take their places—able and willing—as heads of this household? I am not criticizing. I understand only too well how this—I shall not call It thoughtlessness nor carelessness— on your part comes about. A desire to spare Rosalie and me is at its source, I know. That I know. But our shoulders are still broad, and we are here with you children for but one purpose. "Shift the burden, little Ann. Shift the burden. And now, Mary- Frances, with my full and free consent, and I trust with Ann's, you may telephone to your little friend and Invlto her here to your home to spend the evening with you." Ann nodded and said, "All right, dear," to Mary-Prances, and Rosalie commented concerning how easy it was to have life flow along like a song. "It is only a matter," said Rosalie, "of our all singing together the same sweet little loving tune." T ETTY tossed away her clgaret, -*-' and Philip stopped being informative about birds and rose from the blanket spread over the wet grass to put bis heel on the smoldering stub. She said, "Oh, that's the third one I've made you stand up to put out, all in a row, Isn't H?" and giggled a little. "I just don't seem to remember about forest things." "Quite all r'.ght," , Philip an swered.'and sat down again opposite her with the same yard and a half of brown and red Indian blanket spaced between them. Letty sighed, almost Imperceptibly. She was coming to fear that, in spite of Mr. Ecroyd's good looks, sbe had made a mistake when she cut her date with Ken Smith to come out with him. So far he had been absolutely a flat tire, talking unslakedly ot piston rods and scenery ana birds. If she hurried, perhaps sbe could head him off before be got-started again on mountain robins. "Memory ia kind of a funny thing, Isn't it?" she offered. "Now, witn me, I really have a wonderful memory—everybody says so—but I just don't remember anything that I don't think is important. Anything important I always remember. LII& when I file a card—it is Just lik« | filed it In my mind at the same tine- l never forget it. And I'm the same way with names, uu.i to buy, and all like that. Anything mportant I can always remember." "And you don't consider forest fires important?" Philip smiled, though, as he questioned. "Well, of course I do. But I know perfectly well that a fire wouldn't start out here now when everything is BO wet. I'll bet anything you couldn't start one If you tried." "It is the principle o! the thing, isn't It?" Philip rebuked gently. "If one gets Into the habit of throwing lighted clgarets about when they aren't dangerous, one might easily forget at some time when they would constitute a real hazard." * * • T ETTY sighed again, less imper- •*~' ceptlbly. "I'm not much for forming habits myself," she said. "Good!"- Philip responded heart lly, and added, "No— I'm sure you aren't," and looked again at her small neat head, with Its red-gold hair that seemed to sparkle even In the shadows, and wondered again whether or not it smellod ot soap. During the past half hour, since she had taken off her beret, he had been speculating about that gleaming young hair. It should not be perfumed: it should smell, cleanly, of soap. She smiled at him engagingly, She had no notion why her remark about habits had pleased him, but his sudden enthusiasm was complimentary. He was the best- looking man she knew. He wa» positively better looking than Gary Cooper, and so distinguished. She'd bet he would be grand with necking — those firm lips under that handsome mustache. . , . "Tell me," he said half teasingly, "what are you much for?" "I don't get you," she said, and went on to say quickly, "Do you know you ar.e just terribly good- looking?" "Thank you," be said. "It is very kind of you to say so. Do you know that you are extremely pretty? Now, then, you say that you aren't much for habits; tell me, what are you much for?" His teasing brought the note ot intimacy that had been so stupidly lacking until now. Her curiosities . We all wish thta rain would stop 4-for-a while, as the Little Missouri river is out of banks and all over the bottoms. The mail carrier can't go on his route, except on the highway. Mrs. Harry and Mrs. Randolph Bouie of Louisiana spent the week end with friends and relatives of this place. Misses Elizabeth and Estelle Britt of the Texas college have come home to spend Christmas with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Britt of this place and Miss Laurence Britt. Miss Dorothy Payne was the Saturday night guest of Miss Lizzie Mack Beavert. Miss Opal Gardnes called on Miss Ruby and Ida Mae Harden Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. George Morrow and children, Mr. and Mrs. N. N. Dye and' Walter Harden called on Mr. and Mrs. Jack Williamson of Gurdon Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Caddo Mossley of Reeder, Ark., called on her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Will Norman of this place. Mr. and Mrs. Willie Norman and twin daughters, Billy Joe and Betty i'oe. spent last week with his sister, Mr .and Mrs. Caddo Moosley of near Reeder, Ark. There will be a Christmas tree at the Boughton school house Thursday night. Black Walnut to Be Money Crop Commercial Value of Native Nuts Has Increased in Recent Years FAYETTEVILLE — (#>)— The black walnut may become a real money crop of the Ozark?. The walnut, which always has been a favorite nut with the boys, is expected 'to become a financial asset, instead of a source of aggravation because of such a small kernel and such a hard, thick shell. For Dr. N. F. Drake, retired professor of geology at the University of Arkansas, has been experimenting the past 10 years, and has increased the kernel content from about 18 per cent to 34 per cent, or nearly double. Moreover, he has developed a nut with a shell almost smooth, and much thinner than wild varieties. By thorough and painstaking effort and much research Dr. Drake has been able to do this. He has searched Arkansas and adjoining states for the best varieties of wild nuts, and has gotten the best varieties developed in the East. By budding, grafting and transferring pollen he'ha* gradually domesticated the wild variety, and has 30 acres of these improved black walnuts on his 8 experimental farm. But Dr. Drake, who conceived the idea while teaching in Aientsin, China, is not yet satisfied. He is seeking further mprovement. Walnuts had no commercial value in the Ozarks a decade ago. But in recent years they have become a staple article of commerce. A market opened on a small scale in 1928 has now developed to where there is a cash market for black walnuts in practically every town of the Ozarks. Georgia was the first state to initiate forestry into the vocational agri. cultural high schools. Wealthy Californian Is Assessed Big Fine LOS ANGELES-(ff-)-David G. Lorraine, wealthy California and Texas manufacturer and oil machinery inventor, cited on two counts of making false income tax returns, was fined $15,000 Monday by Federal Judge Paul J. McCormick. Judge McCormick said it was legitimate for business men to include on their tax statement items for hotei entertainment and other promotiona activities, but when the money is expended for intoxicating liquors it is not proper to place on the tax returns. FMIS CURIOUSrWQRLD were acute, and her Impulses were undisciplined. Two scurrying, Jerking movements across the blanket brought her beside him, snuggled just under bis shoulder. "This?" she questioned. "How about you?" Her HP paste was perfumed. Her hair smelled, disappointingly, of . faces, » n «l &n4 i'»i sicoke. !i Be Continued). Ike fifaESOF (WXAHA Tokio (i.rI Weds Nashville Mati Weddlnt Occur* *t Nm*V villeMethodUtPmofi* age Saturday P. M. Miss Run Wood of Toklo and I. R. ' McLarty of Nashville, were married at the Metnodlst parsonage in Noshvllltv last Saturday afternoon, the Rev, B. F: Roebuck performing th« cerenWny. The bride Is the charming and attractive daughter of Mr. and Mrs". Lewis Wood of Toklo, and the groom is one of Nashville's, most 'popular business men. < He is employed In the offices, of the' Graysonio, Nashville and Aahdown Railroad company in NaiKvlHe. ; Blevins School to Close Wednesday P.-T. A. of Blevins Present Program Large Attendance at Second Meeting of School Session The Blevins P.-T. A. met Thursday night, December 10. After a report of the committees the following program was rendered: "What a Real P.-T. A. Means." 1. Aims and Purposes of a P.-T. A.—Mrs. Herbert Stephens, Jr. 2. What the P.-T. A. Means to a Parent.—Mrs. Carol Brown. 3. Vocal Duet—Misses Mary Katheryn and Lucille Loe. 4. What the P.-T. A. Means to a Teacher—Miss Millsapps. 5. What the P.-T. Af Means to a School—Mr. Lay.. Tokio News Events Alonzo Sanford was a business visi tor to Washington Wednesday. Lucian Bell of Ray was shopping in Tokio Tuesday. Mrs. Joe Hutson returned home Friday after spending a few days with her grandson Hannie Brandon, at Nashville! Mrs. Vida Cooley is staying with with her sister Mrs. Floyd Cooley of Murfreesboro. Mrs. Shaddox of Nashville, returned with her daughter, Mrs. Ed Nance of this place. Uncle Sam Huddleston visited in Prescott Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Whitmorris of Prescott is visiting Mrs. Whitmorris' parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Huddleston. M. L. Stuart was a business visitor to Nashville, Wednesday. H. R. Holt and daughter, Mis Virginia were shopping in Nashville Saturday. Paul Halt of Nashville was visiting in Tokio Saturday. Miss Ruth Woods of Tokio and J. K. McLarty of Nashville were married at the Methodist parsonage in Nashville Saturday evening. The Rev. B. F. Roebuck officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Hatch of Durant Okla., visited relatives here last week. Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Hatch have gone to Durant, Okla., to visit relatives there. There will be a Christmas tree at Sweet Home Church on Thursday night. J. M. Roy is right sick at this writing, we hope he is beter soon. Will Resume January Many Teachers to Leave for Homes >.- J The Blevins school will close Wednesday afternoon for the Christina^ holdiays. Classes will • be ' reseutried on Monday, January 4, • ' ' ,-;/..' Many of the teachers wil> leave Wednesday afternoon for , their homes to spend their ^Christmas -vacation. Ozarks Supply 250 Miles of Christmas Wreath* SPRINOFIFELD, Mo.-( , trees from pzark hillsides • ate .unwinding, a trail 250 miles-long in 15 states this year, in the form of wreathing for street decorations'In" ; widely scattered cities. .'-.'••:'-''-, Although Christmas trees shipped from this section go .only to unyfo5d- ed states nearby, the wreathing,; originated by a Springfield seed cpnfiern, has grown in popularity yearly.-This season's shipments of. 1,250,000 -.l|niar feet necessitated the cutting of a,small forest of trees. . •..,",-."-.'• Fresh cedar, cut in .small branches and wired with 8'foliage, winding machine perfected here,;, is used for the wreathing, which this Yuletide will decorate streets and buildings in states as far distant as Pennsylvania, Nevada and the Dakotas. —' * » •» -r— ' Gov. Bilbo Sets Record in Pardoning Prisoner! JACKSON, Miss. —(#)— Executive clemency was extended to 108 offend-; ers by Governor Theodore-Gf'BUbp Tuesday in the annual Christmas list of pardons and suspensions for penitentiary and county jail time servers. The governor had pardoned 426 already this year for a new state record. Full pardons were granted 49 now oat on suspension, 16 were pardoned from the penitentiary and eight from jails; 33 received indefinite suspensions from the penitentiary and two from county jails. All will be home by Christmas. A Merry Christmas Greetings of the Season to my friends and customers who have given their patronage to this station during the past year. May your Christmas be the most happy you have ever had Is my wish. M. G. CRANE Service Station "The Gulf Station" b Mile South Ozan—Highway No. 4 *»**v »*****%Mi«£ m>m *" • WP* 1 * "*WW^Pjr &1931 py HEA SERVICE. tf<C. 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