The Montgomery Advertiser from Montgomery, Alabama on March 31, 1963 · 3
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Sunday, March 31, 1963
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Crash Kills Atlantan LOWNDE'SBORO (AP) - An Atlanta man, Leland Bern Stef-fey, 55, wa3 killed Friday in a car-truck collision on U.S. 80, about 37 miles west of here. The Highway Patrol said the car, driven by Steffcy, rammed into a tractor -trailer truck that jack-knifed. THI5 WASTES CIVIL WAR Kirch 11, IMS Atofrttarr-JOURNAL MO.NIUOMEKT. ALABAMA FELT HATS CLEANED BLOCKED By Experts Quick Service) On Out-Ot- Town And loeelt AflRICAfl HAT COMPANY 30 NORTH COURT ST. carcity Of Food In South 8 Riot In Richmond Soar! j. By MERTON T. AKERS United Press International "The gaunt form of wretched famine still approaches with rapid strides," John B. Jones, the dairy-keeping clerk in the Confederate war department in Richmond, Va., wrote on March 30, 1863. , Jones was a white collar worker and was having trouble making ends meet on his salary which was shrinking because of inflation. "I am spading up my 'with CAPITOL FENCE 48-Jn. Fence ! ALL MATERIALS FULLY AS LOW AS GUARANTEED AGAINST RUST. EXPERT INSTALLATION UP TO 36 MONTHS TO PAY NO DOWN PAYMENT CALL TODAY FOR FREE ESTIMATES 269-5216 22Iy MT. MEIGS RD. t 269-2462 PER FOOT little garden, and hope to raise a few vegetables to eke out a miserbale existence for my family," he wrote the same day, adding "it is strange that on the 30th of March, even in the 'sunny south,' fru t trees are as bare of blossoms and foliage as at midwinter." The next day, still morose, he noted some prices of necessities, heading the list as "another stride of the brim specter": Corn meal, $17 per bushel; coal $20.50 a ton; wood $30 a cord; common tallow candles, $4 a pound. AFFLUENT RICHMOND people were having no food troubles. Mary Boykin Chestnut noted in her diary that she received wine, rice, swtatoes, ham, eggs, butter and pic; about once a month from the Chestnut plantation in South Carolina. Nor was there any dearth of luxury goods In Richmond shops. Stores displayed expensive silks and jewelry, English mutton iced and run through the blockade tropical fruits and champagnes. Few had enough money to buy the luxuries but enough did to make business brisk. Some remarked it seemed strange that luxuries came up from Air Conditioners You Can't Buy Better-Guaranteed Cooling! Vi AMP-115 VOLT MODEL INSTALLS IN MINUTES $11M95 f i! 'l ' ' I -S PHitcol 70 AC 30 Only FULL ONE TON -12,000 BTU QUIET OPERATION FLUSH MOUNTING .( i.r;,,-., ;SS( mSiihiHSi;! !'! '!!! ill S i, !' ' i a phi icq i 12 AC 22 K i i i 2&995 Only 16,000 BTU NOISELESS '.iSS: !'!'!!!!!1!!:S:; ! aiiiHim "S Milt"'! : ; ! b;i ;'! ) n.,"::.iimii."::;.iiiin"";;niiaufcs- 16 AC 32 Cools 1400 Sq. Ft. Economical Operation Only I095 19,000 BTU COOLING CAPACITY ,lliHrhlhli!ilj 7. KIT""".!""!!"!!! U5T Km"'!'!!!!'!!! ininnNiJariSr.Aii il ;;!!! BiiiiH!!!'!! ! ! ! a.iu'1 .... 4 Cum"'!! .ii"...aW, Hill" bull'" torn-" tii.i'i' !HHM Cools 1720 Sq. Ft. Quiet Operation 195 M . 20 AC 22 -ONE YEAR'S FREE SERVICE-PRICE GOOD THIS WEEK ONLY RADIO HOSPITAL 6 Bibb St. Ph. 265-0704 725 31 By Pass Ph. 265-1692 blockade runner ports kit staples like bacon, meal and flour, known to be plentiful in North Carolina, did not, the reason being given as the feeble state of the southern railroads. THE RICH could buy a good meal for $25 in Confederate money at a first class Richmond hotel but the pcor people and low-paid workers found it difficult to get enough bread to live. A few weeks earlier President Jefferson Davis had proclaimed a day of fasting and prayer. Church service were well attended that day but the sardonic jibed: "Fasting in the midst of famine!" The stage was set for trouble and it came on April 2, a Thursday. A crowd of several hundred women and boys gathered early that day in Capitol Square. They were quiet and orderly but determined. An emaciated girl of about 18 told a bystander, who asked why the crowd was forming, that they were starving and that they were going to raid the bakeries and each seize a loaf of bread. BY 9 A.M. the crowd numbered about 1,000, nearly all vomen but with a sprinkling of men, boys and free Negroes. Led by a six-foot woman who jrore a white feather in her Bat, the crowd marched out of Capitol Souare by the west gate down Ninth Street past the war department and flowed into Main and Cary J Streets. Accounts differ about i the stalwart leader's name. ! The Richmond Examiner later said her name was Minerva Meredith and described her as a local character. Other accounts call her Mrs. Mary Jackson, a painter's wife. Whatever her name, she was reported to be armed with a pistol and a bowie knife. Along Main and Cary Streets the mob smashed show windows and pillaged shops. They impressed drays and carts along the way to haul their loot. SOME SEIZED food but most injure anyone, but this lawlessness must stop. I will give you five minutes to disperse, otherwise you will be fired on." THE TROOPS were workers at the armoy. Some of the women in the mob were wives of the soldiers who stood with loaded muskets awaiting an order to fire on their own people. The situation was tense, with the soliders and the president fair targets for any rioter. But within the five-minute limit Davis had set, the crowd thought better of its spree and dispersed without the troops having to fire. JONES SAID the president "seem deeply moved; and indeed it was a frightful spectacle and perhaps an ominous one, if the government does not remove some of the quartermasters who have contributed very much to bring about the evil of scarcity . . . "All is quiet now ( three p.m.) and I understand the government is issuing rice to the people." .. He reported that those who .received government rice threw it into the streets in disgust. . The riots shook the government. Secretary of War James A. Seddon "requested" the Richmond newspapers to avoid all reference "directly or indirectly" to the riots for "obvious reasons." BUT BY Saturday April 4 the news broke in the Examiner, which opposed Davis, when some of the rioters appeared in police court. The Examiner laid the riots to "foreigners and Yankees" and criticized the government for not shooting down the mobsters on the spot. "If the officers of the law, with the ample force and power in their hands, had not enough decision and energy to do more than arrest highway robbers and disperse a mob of idlers at their heels, whose presence Uiere deserved immediate death quite as well, no words or ar guments can furnish them with Stops Listed For Bookmobile The Montgomery County Book- i ;- m mobile will make the following n m.i Rainbow Tmitr court. ,. , j:10 until :30 i m.i PinUala School, :SO trips tlllS Week: ' until I OO pm.s South Court Slrtfl- MONDAY: C-il. Mr.. 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But in a few minutes they quieted and listened. Varine Davis, wife of the president, wrote in later years: "He reminded them of how they had taken jewelry and finery instead of supplying themselves with bread, for the lack of which they claimed they were suffering. "He concluded by saying: 'You say you are hungry and have no money. Here is all I have, It is not much, but take it." "He then, emptying his pockets, threw all the money they contained among the mob, after which he took out his watch and said: 'We do not desire to In a few days President Da vis issued a proclamation to stimulate patriotism and urging farmers to raise more food and less cotton and tobacco. Some of the rioters were tried and convicted, one woman being sentenced to five years. NEED CASH FAST? i " J JIMMY JOHNSON As Manager tf CENTURY FINANCE CO. Invitci his many friends and customers to visit him. A LOAN . . . EXTRA CASH OR A CONSOLIDATION of debts is a specialty with Century. Century Finance Co. 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