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THURSDAY, DRCEMRKR 11, 19-17 -..**- Citizens of Coffee County, Ala., Pay Tribute to the Boll Weevil, Harbinger of Their Prosperity COURIER NEWS Chancellor to Hear Case Over Naming Police Chief By Burns Bennett (United I'ress Staff Correspm.dent) ENTER PRISE. Ala., Dec. 11. (UP) — Robert Burns wrote a poem, "To A Louse." But Coffee County, Ala., went even further. It HOT SPRINGS Ark Dec 11 uwvli * mommicnl to a "oil <UP)-Tlie controversial'injunction ee '• |M"t to prevent Garland Counts' Enterprise citizens today observe '-><-'l>uly Sheriff C!em 1: e C:ill:iliiiii the 28tli anniversary of the statue l,'ro:n becoming police chief ol Hot '" " Springs will be heard Saturday in Garland Chancery Court. The suit was filed by Uic Arkansas Municipal Police Officers Association, which charged tlmt May- to Mr. B. Weevil, formerly one of the county's best-known residents. And today, bulging barns and Packed pantries in this rich agricultural area, might .also be accepted as tributes to the dark destroyer, which drove farmers to diversified farming — and prosperi- Karl Ricks had violated civil sen-ice regulations bv appointing Callalian. The showdown hearing \va.s sot by lOKular Chancellor Sam Garnitt who had been al tending to business at Miami. Pia. The suit was filed in his absence, while Attorney C. Floyd Ifulf was acting chancellor. Huff was attorney for Leo Mc- Lau^hlin during recent bribery liials. Cnllahnn worked for lliti overthrow of the McLaughlin administration [Hiring the last election. A controversy arose when Circuit Judge 'Clyde K Brown and Huff got involved in an argument, over ,'jj | jurisdiction of the case, and the i dispute would up in the Supreme Court Monday. Supreme Court action has bc-en delayed temporarily. County Agent J. R Speed said lack of rain had hurt crops some, but that there was a bounty of everything needed. He said "that in addition to good food harvests the hog crop was excellent And added that dairy farming was playing an increasingly Important (ml . "\ Coflee Co "»'5 Tl s ngrlculture Cotton »• as ting here until 1915 Then came (lie boll weevil invasion. Lush, snowy fields were left stripped black and barren. The average yield of almost 35,000 bales dropped 40 per cent. Farmers face" disaster. But they were determined The next year they braced fo rth'e Invasion. They planted huge crops. They brought in great supplies of calcium arscnate. and other poisons ! But still a third of the crop wns mined. Trial Diversification So diversified farming, advocated by state extension workers, A- judge ruled jcsiemity ur.u u was county aeents. and U s. Depart- i no offense for two Irishmen to ar- ment of Agriculture representatives, ! K"e the greatness of the Notre Dame was given B trial. football team. Acres Hint had been dedicated Patrolman Roger Kendall said only to cotton, were given to corn, that when he arrested Daniel ' J. itatoes, cane, ray, and peanuts. ! Duggan. 53. for Intoxication he was These crops responded to the rich ' greeted with a'"loud argument about coffee County soil as bountifully I the Rrcauiess" of the Irish gridiron as had cotton. squad. By 1917, Coffee County was the |. "So you mean la tell me von ar- peanut center of the world. That [gued with another Irishman" named year, more than 1.000.02- bushels ; Duggan about a Notre Dame team' ' MJS ^cS£%££ Sa,S,he<t, *'•'>'" — ZA^^sxrzSvSs.s. u ; e yr you both llot Bl "" jv ' sai " This year, it ranks third nationally. I Jl " 1K ^ _ Crop rotation, soil conservation. I '48 NAM Head Morris Sii.vre, of Montclalr, N. J., liend of Com Products liedning Co., smiles broadly as lie receives congratulations over lli« phone following liis election as president of National Association of Manufacturers for 1948 al the or;>aiji;dtion's iimui;il convention In New York City. Irishmen Acquitted After 'Debate' on Notre Dame ELKHART. Illd., Dec. 11 (UP) — Welding Torch Blamed For $230,000 Blaze SHELBY VIM.E, Tenn.. IUPI — A spark from a welding torch was Jliimcd today for a blaze that destroyed an electric products plant here yesterday at a io.« estimated nt A workman, Alder Richardson was painfully injured. Tlie building Is located three miles from town unit shclbyville fireman had to pump water through 500 feel of ho.se from « nearby i;oud. Koy E. Adams, vice president and manager of the Economastcr Products Co., said he bclim-d Die fire started In the welding department. The firm manufactures small healers and employes about [)5 persons here. Its headquarters are in Nashville and another plant is in Memphis. Governor Irked By U. S. Supreme Court's Ruling JACKSON, Miss, rvo. u. (DP) —• Gov. Field I tin L. Wright today deplored :i recent U. S. Supreme Court decision setting aside the dentil .sentence of a Mississippi nemo as « condemnation of the ail.«I.Mlp|)i courts 1 system of meting out justice. Ttie Supreme Court Monday r»- versed u Mississippi County Court conviction or Eddie "Busier" Patton on u murder cliai^f. The high court said Negroes were excluded systemaiically from the jury which tried the Negro. • Wright said he could not "pass without notice" Hit Supreme 1IOUOR VALUES THREEFEATHERS 1 RESERVE —"First Among Fine Whiskies Since 1882." Treasured whiskiea blended with the finest grain spirits. Will' be welcomed as a gif t. In special Christmas carton On Dec. 11. 1Q19, merchant R o Fleming suggested the monument prosperity, which had come to the county, was due in a great measure to the weevil. Today, the only monument in the world honoring a bug stands on the town square, erected by popular subscription. Today, on Enterprise's annual second "Thanksgiving Day," many citizens will probably slop by the 20 foot statue, that'of a woman holding high a plaque. Ul»n which rests a golden boll weevil. The inscription at the base reads: "In profound appreciation of the boll weevil, and what it has done as the herald of .prosperity, this monument was erected by the citizen.? of Enterprise, Coffee County. Alabama. Pickpocket Is Believed To Drug His Victims | NASHVILLE. Tcnn.. Dec. 11 (UP> —A pickpocket believed to have used I a needle to drill; his victims was th? } object of a police search here today. Mrs. Geneva Parker told officers l a rimti "unshed against" her twice ! yesterday as she shopped in a store. (She soon became very ill and when she recovered missed 620 from her linrse. Mrs. Adams believes the ma.i stuck her with a needle containing .a preparation that made her ill 1 and that a woman confederate liftcJ the money. Police recalled t a scries of similar robberies here 15 .vc:irs ago. ; Tavlova Footprint Preserved LONDON (UP)-A plaster cast ol Anna Pavlova's foot has been given to the Manor House Hospital in the Golders Green residential section of London. Pavlova once lived at Ivy House opposite the hospital. PRESCRIPTIONS Kresh Stock i Guaranteed Best Prices i Kirby Drug StoreS FOLLOW THE CROWDS TO PLANTERS GIFT and TOY CENTER! Better Than Ever Before Blended with Imported Bavarian Hops GBJESEDIECK BROS. BEER NOW Court', decision In the ration, of .layinj , wh lle m.n last ye.r. Groups outside Mississippi j Thc Ml5slssi »Pl Governor said it Wright «ald, "continually iinup', * as common knowledge tlmt Nc- every opiurtuitlly to plucc us in' BiWs received fair trials in Miss H. fAIKa* Itohl nn,J .1™ l,,l _ ..I ... 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