The Leader-Call from Laurel, Mississippi on April 17, 1935 · Page 4
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PAGE FOUR THE LAUREL LEADER-CALL .^AUREL, MISS., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17,1935. THE LAUREL LEADER-(pALL ·Published Every Evening except Sunday by The Laurel Daily Leader, Inc. Entered at Laurel, Miss, Postofflcs as Second Class Mall Matter. 540 Central Avenue Hatlonal Advertising Representatives: The Branham Company, Chicago. New York, Atlanta, Dallas, · Detroit, St. Louis. Kansas City, San Francisco. Los Angeles. TELEPHONES: Business Office : News Office 11M Society Editor 1101 WE NEED ENCOURAGEMENT We were talking with the Rev. L. W. Rose yesterday, and this is what he said: "What this world needs more than anything else right now is encouragement." That struck us a peculiarly true, and particularly applicable to Laurel at this stage. The plain truth is that we have too many obstructionists. This h nothing unique in Laurel, for every city, everywhere, has them, but the additional trouble with Laurel is that she pays them too much attention. When a man attacks a plan for what you have considered civic improvement, test him by these questions: What has he to offer for Laurel's future? What Is ke doing right now for Laurel's good? What is his record in doing for his city? Has he ever attempted anything, except for his own profit? He talks about other people's failures. Well, what has he tried to do? Laurel has had her share of bad luck, but we seriously doubt if she has had more than other cities. Is it passible that we have a small group of citizens here who seem to love to talk about it' Who seem to love to dwell on past misfortunes? This world is just as full of opportunity as it ever was. There is just as much constructive thinking to do as there ever was. There is nothing gained by being immered in gloom. There Is nothing gained by listening to the sad recollections of the losses of yesteryear. Everybody had them, and everybody is tired of the recountal of private and civic woes. The more Interesting topic by far, is the subject of the opportunities of today. The world moves on, in spite of pessimists, and Laurel and Jones County will grow, in spite of gloom- mongcrcrs. Nothing can stop us. · · · There aie many offices in the county that we shall fill this year. It's time to think. Times have changed. The policies of a few years ago are outmoded entirely. This is true of county politics, just as in every other field. Laurel and Jones County are Identical, as far as interests are concerned. Laurel cannot prosper without the prosperity of the surrounding territory, and Laurel, that pays the bulk of the taxes for the county, must be prosperous to continue to pay the taxes she has been paying. The man who talks about "what is good for the country folks" and "what Is good for the town folks," as if these were two different spheres just docs not know what Is happening all about him. He needs to wake up. Take the AHS at Ellisvllle. If Laurel does not continue prosperous, the AHS cannot continue to function, because Laurel pays the bulk of the county taxc'. Consider the need of a market. What good Is It to raise farm stuff If there are not customcis to buy? But Laurel must have trade from the farmers around, or her merchants cannot live. She must have raw materials from field and forest or her industries arc not supplied. She must have vegetables to can and to ship or her canning factory and her shipping industry go dead. i She must have farmer folk with money to buy a newspaper or The Leader cannot sell its subscriptions. ·« In short, \ve folks in town cannot live without the folks In the country and they cannot live without us. It Is time to realize this fully end completely, and act accordingly. · · · When we elect county officers, not only from the Laurel beat, but from all over the county, let them be of this mind: Laurel and Jones County are the same folks. For · the most part, thoy are blood kin. We should like to see the corporation lines abolished, so that there would be no way to tell where town stopped and the country started. If an industry in Laurel Is "soaked" for taxes beyond its ability to pay. and goes broke or has to leave, who suffers? The country folks as well as the town folks. Why? Because Laurel, that pays the bulk of the taxes, must keep her industries and get new ones, If she is to continue to carry the load. The only people who keep talking about "country folks" and "town folks" are certain politicians, who keep alive jealousy and 111 will and petty quarrels so that they will seem to be indispensable as Intermediaries, go-betweens. The truth of the matter is that they are the only ones that do that line of talking, and If they quit, the subject would be closed forever. · · · Yes, what we need is encouragement. Finally, we want to say that here in Laurel, we cannot count our civic blessings, because they arc so numerous. The same Is true of the county. The Ma- sonlte Corporation, which was nearly lost to us by the kind of thoughtless talk we have Just described, is running full tilt, and the employment It affords is our mainstay. There arc other Industries, not so big, but all contributing their part to the employment that is to welcome to Laurel. There is a big new garment factory, a branch of one of the best in the nation, that will be turning Its wheels here next fall. The underpass Is in process of building, offering work to a hundred more. As for the country around: we know that the freezes and the frosts have been timed exactly wrong. We know that the gardens and the truck crops have had a setback. But when we compare our situation with that of the whcai farmers In the West, we see that we are blessed far beyond the average. Indeed it is true that encouragement Is what this world needs. So do your part to give It. More than that, refuse to listen to bitterness, sarcasm, recountal of past woes. Look ahead. It's the spring of the year, Its the new era, breathlessly Interesting, full of opportunities for all who will see them. 80 be encouraged and talk encouragement. BEHIND THE SCENES IN WASHINGTON Liberals Put the Heat on F. R.'s Secretary Mclntyre - - - Influence Held Bad for President - - - New Dealers Don't Like the Company He P»ls With. BY RODNEY DUTCHER (Leader-Call Washington Correspondent) WASHINGTON. April 17.--Fires are burning under Marvin H. Mclntyre--the most important man In the White House, next to President Roosevelt. Liberals of the administration seem almost unanimously convinced that Mclntyre, the secretary who sits outside Roosevelt's office and makes his appointments, Is a major factor in the recent decline of the president's prestige and effectiveness, which they attribute chiefly to acceptance of too much "bad advice." Consequently, they think about the best thing that could happen to the New Deal would be the disappearance of Mclntyre from the White House scene. And they're working toward that end. Controlling the flow of visitors, telephone calls, telegrams, and mall, Into Roosevelt's inner office. Mc- lntyre holds a unique strategic position. There are few outstanding liberals without some private complaint of inability to reach the president, of interruptions in case they do get in, or of mysterious leaks to their opponents after supposedly confidential White House visits. Mclntyre's Influence extends throughout Washington. There are few administrative offices where a word from a White House secretary doesn't carry weight. "Butterfly" of Capital. When the sagacious Louis Howe was In better health and In a position to transmit viewpoints and suggestions to Roosevelt, Mclntyre wasn't such a problem to the progressives. But as Howe became Increasingly ill and unable to function, the undercurrent of resentment acalnst "Mac" grew. He is a gay, genial soul who loves the social life opened to him by his rise to prominence. A friendly writer in a current magazine reports accurately that he is "out every night, flitting from party to party, besought by every lobbyist, contact man, political lawyer, and glory-seeker in town." Therein, according to the liberals, lies the explanation why in general only persons of a certain tjpe can "get to" Roosevelt. Mclntyre's'fricnds include members of the Farley-Hurja political spoils group, senators of the conservative Pat Harrison-Joe Robinson-Jimmy Byrnes clique--with whom he golfs at the fashionable Burning Tree club--admli als and "big navy" propagandists, lobbyists of various types--for shipbuilding, electrical equipment, Wall Street, and other interests, and wealthy administration playboys. Friends Arc Poucrful. These friends, of course, will stand staunchly behind Mclntyre. They would bo quick to contend that "Mac," whose loyalty and devotion to Roosevelt Is unquestioned, has been of invaluable service in protecting the president from left-wingers, lobbyists, foes of the "power trust," and other purveyors of "half-baked ideas." Although the effect of the secretary's contacts--conscious or unconscious--have usually been visible only to insiders, the Senate Munitions committee recently revealed an incident which at least indicated the type of Influence Mclntyre Is able to wield. Confidential memoranda from Arthur P. Homer, described as a "fixer" dc luxe friend of admirals and of Roosevelt, said that Homer had approached Admiral Christian Joy Peoples following the navy's rejection of the Bath (Me.) Iron Works bid fcr two destroyers. F. R. Toch-Poohs It. Peoples, according to the memo, approved a plan whereby Bath had 10 persons send telegrams to the White House. Mclntyre. Homer recorded, had promised to present the telegrams to Roosevelt. Bath got the destroyers, which, according to testimony, were expected to yield a profit of more than $1,000,000. Roosevelt was asked about It at a press conference and undertook to laugh it off. He supposed "Mac" made ten or a dozen promises like that every day. But that didn't mean he kept them. Mclntyre did publicity for the navy during the war and for Roosevelt in his 1920 vice presidential campaign. Later he represented ncwsrcel companies here until Joe Kennedy, now chairman of Securities Exchange Commission, reorganized one of them and let "Mac" out. Then he joined the Roosevelt campaign organization. He has always been popular with most people here, for his chief assets are a sunny smile, a warm, friendly disposition, and'loyalty to friends. The under cover fight which now involves him is an expression of the never-ending battle here between liberals and conservatives Transfer of Mclntyre would be a major concession to the "left." VIENNA--Rare wax models of mushrooms made 130 years ago have been discovered by Kurt Lohwag, a young research student. Lohwag was Inspired in his search by studying an old volume richly supplied with hand-colored illustrations called "The Edible Mushrooms of the Austrian Empire," published in 1809. The preface of this book stated that the illustrated mushrooms could be purchased In wax models, which were completely unknown to modern mushroom researchers. Learning that a government decree recommending the purchase of these models was made before the book's publication, he searched the building of the market-board. He found 24 of the original pieces used in those days for the guidance of youn; market sellers stored there. Coated With Dust These models, thickly coated with dust, now have been restored, and demonstrate the art of old wax relief-work. The wax embossers of 100 years ago were masters in their art, and the mushrooms are almost incredibly imitated even to dewy freshness. · With the help of violet rays the laboratory was able to prove their age and that the makers were the renowned Austrian wax embossers Stoll and Jalg, who at that time were sent to Florence by the Emperor to study the art under Fontana. As a result of his discovery, the young student has been allowed to give an address In the Botanical Institute. Favorite Repast Mushrooms are a favorite and cheap repast here. During the season, Vienna becomes distinctly mushroom-minded and, with knapsack and singing, a general exodus Is made to the hills, where countless varieties a/e to be found. On their way back to the city, the mushroom hunters spend their evenings in the wine garden-cabarets at the foot of the hills, where they'drink their sour wines, dance, and sing the old folk songs. LAUREL AFFIRMATIVE TEAMS k WIN IN BIG EIGHT DEBATES WHILE NEGATIVES DEFEATED The two sections of the. Big Eight debates held in Laurel Tuesday resulted in wins for Gulfport's negative boys, 3-0, and BUoxi's negative girls, 2-1, over Hattlesburg and Meridian, respectively. Of the four Laurel teams entered In the contests, two were victorious, while the others were defeated, according to reports received from the high school here today. Complete tabulations were not available of all debates. Results of Laurel's teams as received were' At Blloxl: Laurel boys, affirmative, Joe Copeland and Burns Dea*ours, won over Meridian's negative team by a score of 3 to 0. At Biloxi: Laurel girls, negative, Barbara Schneider and Louise Burdette, lost to Hattlesburg affirmative, score 2 to 0. At Meridian: Laurel girls, affirmative, Louise LIndsey and Margaret Terry, won from Jacfcson, negative, 2 to 1. At McComb: Laurel boys, negative, Jesse Tillman and Dees Easterling. lost to Gulf port affirmative, 3 to 0. The results of the visiting teams held in the Laurel High school auditorium were: In the first round of debates at 11:00 the negative boys' team of Gulfport, composed of James Emerson and Wendell Lewis, won by a vote of 3 to 0 over the affirmative team from Hattiesburg, composed of Donald Colmer and Luther Tisdale. Wendell Lewis was adjudged the best speaker in thir debate. During the afterrocn session, the negative girls' team from Blloxl, composed of Miss Elizabeth Llghtsey and Miss Jerry Trochesset. won by a vote of 2 to 1 over the affirmative team from Meridian, composed of Miss Claire Harvey and Miss Lora Blanche Short. Miss Elizabeth Llght- sey wr.3 adjudged the best speaker. These debates were skillfully handled by all the speakers, and were thoroughly enjoyed by the large audience of high school students and visitors. The judges for the morning debate were Mr. Henry Hllbun, Jr., Mr. Warner Beard, Jr., and Mr. Holt Montgomery. The Judges for the afternoon debate were from the faculty of the Jones County Junior College at El- lisvllle. Mr. Blackwcll, Mr. Donahue, and Miss Simmons. CLOVIS HOWSE SEEKS OFFICE OF SUPERVISOR GULFPORT, Miss.. April 17.--(AP) --McComb High school boys and girl debaters won two decisions in Big 8 conference debates here yesterday. The boys' team upholding the af- firma*ive won a two to one decision over a Hattlesburg negative team. The girls' affirmative team won a three to nothing decision over a Meridian girls' team. Meridian Results. MERIDIAN. Miss., April 17.-Boys and girls debating teams of Meridian High school lost two decisions !n the Big 8 Conference debating contests over the state, losing 2 to 0 in Laurel and 3 to 0 in Biloxi. The subject was "Resolved that the United States Government shoind own and operate all interstate transportation systems." Local Business Men in Jackson on Wednesday A number of local business men uore in Jackson Tuesday on various business and personal visits. Included among those visiting the Capital City were Mayor G. W. Hoscy, Rep. T. G. McCallum, Supervisor Archie McCormlck. Chamber of Commerce Secretary P. G. Jones, Chamber of Commerce President B. D. Casey, S. A. Roberts, G. M. ^ N. development agent. District Rc-cmploymcnt Manager H. D. Giles, Dr. J. C Butler, Ernest Graves and Hannon Graves. Title Attorney for Uncle Sam w in Laurel C. B. Wilson. U. S. title attorney for the Southwest District, with headquarters in Hot Springs. Ark., is in Laurel conferring with Goode Montgomery, title attorney for South Mississippi, concerning routine matters and the recent addition of approximately 700,000 acres to the federal forest preserve in Mississippi. The recent approvals Include lands in the following areas: a new unit, Delta Unit, hns approval of approximately 320,000 acres m Issaqucna, Sharkcy. Warren and Yazoo counties: 325,000 acres have been approved for the Leaf River Unit In Lamar, Marlon, Pearl River and Forrest counties, and approximately 100,000 acres in the Homochltto Unit, said the government lawyers Wednesday morning. Attorneys Wilson and Montgomery are planning to make a tour of Inspection over the new Delta Unit the latter part of this week In preparation for the necessary legal work in connection with the purchasing of the lands by the government. Catholics Plan Daily Services for Holy Week Holy Week services at the Catholic Church arc announced as follows: Wednesday--Stations of the Cross. Instructions for the children 4:00 p. m. Confessions 5 to 6, and 7 to 8 p. m. Holy Thursday -- High Mass at 6:30 a. m. General Communion and procession of the Blessed Sacrament to the Altar of Repose. "Adoration" during the day. Evening devotions 7:30 p. m. Good Friday--Mass at 7 a. m. Stations of the Cross 3:30 and 7:30 p. m. Holy Saturday--Blessing of the Paschal Fire, the Baptismal Font and Paschal Candle 6:30 a. m. Mass 7:00 a. m. Confessions In the afternoon and evening. Easter Sunday--High Mass (with special Easter music) and general Communion at 7:30 a. m. Late Mass and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament 9:30 a. m. Future Farmers of Shadv Grove * to Stage Rally At a meeting held recently by the Future Farmers of Shady Grove, It was decided that they would hold a political rally on July 19. The plans for this rally have not been fully completed. The rally will begin at 3 p. m. and the speaking will last until 8 p. m. Following the speaking, the Future Farmer boys will present a negro play. Another item of importance that was taken up at this meeting was the setting of the nights for meeting during the summer. The following dates were decided upon: May 17, June 21, July 19 and August 16. Further announcements will be made about the rally later. r Q . · Rotarians Given Inside Views of Life of Minister A vocational talk on the ministry of the gospel by the Rev. Jim Campbell, pastor of the First Methodist church, featured the program at the Rotary club luncheon Tuc.sday noon. Mr. Campbell delighted the large crowd present with his intimate revelations of the life of a Christian minister and was loudly applauded at his conclusion. On-to-Blloxi for the Louisiana- Mississippi district convention next week and Al Brush-for-DIstrict- Govcrnor plans were concluded. Hcrmls Gautlcr, Rotarian from Pascagoula, brought word that the coast Rotarians were "all for Al. 1 W. H. V/ordcn, of New Orleans, travel representative for the American Express company who will have charge of a Rotary special to the International Rotary- convention In Mexico City this summer, was also present and gave information to those expecting to make the trip. The newly-elected president. Bill Cotton, presided in the absence of President Ernest Graves, and John Bailey led the singing. Other guests were Mr. Manning of New York and W. O. Anderson. o Lighting Advisor I / C Offers Services Free to Public Miss Aline Page, lighting advisor from Nela. Park. Cleveland.^Ohlo, home of the General Electric company's lighting institute and an expert on lighting problems and interior decoration, will be at the offices of the Mississippi Power company in Laurel on Thursday, Friday and Saturday this week. Her services will be free and anyone interested Is Invited to have a consultation with her. Miss Astrid Hansen, lighting advisor for this district of the Mississippi Power company, has been transferred from Gulfport and Is now in charge' of. the Home Lighting Department at the Laurel offices of the power company. Miss Page and Miss Hansen will Well Known Resident of Beat Three is Ready to Serve People and Favors Reduced Taxes. Clovls a Howse, well known and substantial farmer of Beat Three, today announces as a candidate for the office of supervisor in his beat. Mr. Howse expresses himself as appreciative of the vote his friends gave him four years ago. "I am coming to you the second time, asking your vote and influence", he soys. He refers the voters of his beat to his past record as a citizen and church and community worker. He was born and has lived continuously In the county and his beat, and now seeks the office of supervisor, realizing Its Importance. He states he knows the office should be conducted In a businesslike way. He points to the fact that he has managed his own affairs successfully, has never failed to pay all his taxes when they were due, and has never had to give a mortgage. It is a well known fact that Clovls Howse keeps books on his farm activities, and this enables him, he states, to know exactly what he is doing and to conduct his business in a more successful manner. __ He promises that. If elected, he 'will discharge the duties of the office in an honest and constructive manner and will serve the masses of the people and not any favored pets." Mr. Howse goes on to say: "I will. If elected, see that Beat Three gets every penny that is coming to it and spend the money where it Is most needed, and get value received for every dollar. "I will see to it that all roads and bridges are kept In first class condition. "I win hire men for regular work from every precinct In the beat and when a crew Is working In any community and extra help is needed, I will hire men In that respective community. "There will be no standing jurors, if I am elected," he says. "When n person serves on the jury one time, he will be retired from jury service until every other eligible citizen has served. Then It will be his turn again." Mr. Howse assures the voters of Beat Three that he would appreciate the office if they see fit to elect him. "All I want out of it is what It justly pays," says he. "I will guarantee to smoke my own cigars and not the tax-payers'", he remarks, and adds, "I am In favor of cutting expenses where they can be cut and reducing taxes as much as possible". He considers a raise In taxes at this time not needed and uncalled for. Mr. Howse makes this final pledge: "I will appreciate your vote and influence and in return if elected, will do all that is In my power, God being my helper, to make you a dependable and trustworthy servant." BY DAVID J. WILKIE Associated Press Staff Writer DETROIT, April 17--The nation's No. 1 industrial colossus, the motor car Industry, Is In high gear. In haul away trucks, in freight cars and in driveaway processions the product of the assembly lines is moving away from factory to dealer and on to consumer in heavier volume than at any time during the last five years. Gaining momentum steadily under the Impetus of a swelling consumer demand, the Industry has assembled more than 1,313,000 passenger cars and trucks since January 1. Within the next ten days It will have covered only 16 weeks of 1935, but will have produced as many units as were manufactured in all of 1932. Output for that year, lowest point in the depression, was 1,431,494 cars and trucks. Make 20,000 a Day. Current production is close to 20,000 passenger cars and trucks a day, and probably is near the year's manufacturing peak. Nowhere, however, is there any indication of a recession In manufacturing activity, nor a curtail- Baptist Pastors will Meet Here Monday Morn The Southeast Mississippi Baptist Pastors' conference will be held at the First Baptist church on Monday, April 22, starting at 10 o'clock. The Rev. S. E. Sumrall, secretary, announces the following program: 10:00 Devotional--W. A. Green. 10:20 Address--A. L. Goodrich. 10:50 Sermon--L. G. Gates. 11:30 Dinner. 12:45 Song Service. 1:00 Reports and Business. 1:30 Bible Study--G. S. Jenkins. L B. Melvin to Make Addresses \ in Perry County ./ * Leonard B. Melvin, prominent member of the Jones county bar, will deliver three commencement addresses this week in Perry county. Tills able speaker has acquired a wide reputation for his oratorical ability and receives frequent calls to render services. He states that he will deliver an address at the large Runnelstown school Wednesday night; at Beaumont Thursday; and New Augusta Friday night. o PLAY AT SWEETWATER The senior play at Swcctwater school will be Thursday night. April 18th, instead of Friday, April 19th, as previously reported. GREAT MOTOR CAR INDUSTRY EV HIGH GEAR BREAKS FIVE YEAR'S PRODUCTION RECORD ment of buyer Interest. ^ne of the factors on which executives base their present outlook on the industry--the most optimistic they have held during the last five years--is that almost since the beginning of the year, consumer demand has absorbed a great percentage of the output, leaving nearly every factor with an. accumulation of unfilled orders. New car registrations for the first quarter of the current year show that close to half of the assemblies have been moved on to buyers. Exceeds Expectations. Leading producers generally admit that current activity exceed! their earlier expectations; they anticipated a first quarter output of 1,000,000 units to compare with 749,532 units a year ago. Actual production for the first three months was 1,096,563 cars and trucks. They expected on January 1 ,that the year's aggregate production in the United States and Canada would total 3,350,000 units against 2,885.1000 in 1934. The total for 1935 is more likely .to aggregate 3,880,000 units. DRY-LAND FARMERS LIVING IN DUST STORM AREAS ARE HARD FOLK TO DISCOURAGE Editor's Note: This is the second of three stories describing the situation and the outlook in be glad to assist in solution of any lighting problems. The former's visit here at this time Is In connection with the campaign for "better light and better sight." Pleasant Grove The many friends of Mrs. C. E. Shoemake will be Interested to know she is much Improved after a serious attack of pneumonia. All wish her to soon be well again. The concert given by the little folks last Thursday night was enjoyed .by a large crowd. The birthday dinner Riven Sunday, April 14, honoring Mrs. Jane Ovcrstrcet on her seventy-third birthday; was a day of enjoyment to friends 'and relatives, all the children being present. At the noon hour lunch was spread picnic style. The birthday cake was white, mounted 'with seventy-three pink candles. Everyone left wishing her many more happy birthdays. Mr. and Mrs. George Overstreet are the proud parents of an eight- pound boy born April 6. He has been given the name Silas Colin. Besides the parents he has two sisters. Mur- ncll Kathrine and Maggie Aline, and one brother, George Thomas, to welcome him. Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Maxey were shoppers In Laurel Tuesday of last week. Mrs. S. H. Mltchel and daughter, Cora, and Mrs. C. T. Dcarmond and baby, Barbara Jean, called In the George Overstreet home Wednesday of last week. Mies Cora Mltchel and Harbard Mltchel called In the Charley Walters home Friday night. Miss Nora,Walters spent Satur- day night with her sister, Mrs. George Overstreet. There will be another program here Wednesday night, April 17, and also eighth grade graduating exercises. Everybody be sure and comr. The sing has been started here every Saturday night. Mr. Algla Holifield Is the leader. Everybody has a special invitation to attend and help make it a good sing. Don't forget your song books. Boy with Upset Stomach Dead After Operation (By Associated Press) FALL RIVER, Mass, April 17.-William Spicgclblatt. 9, of Ncw- poit, R. I., who underwent an operation a few days ago for a disarrangement of Internal organs similar to that of Alyce Jane Mc- Hcnry, died at 5 a. m. here at the Trucsdalc Hospital. The boy was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Spicgclblatt and was known as "Buddy." He had been at the hospital several days before his presence was known and the operation for diaphragmatic hernia was performed at Trucsdalc Hospital Saturday. At that time. Dr. Philemon E Truesdale, head of the hospital, said no information would be given on Buddy's operation or subsequent condition. Doctors at the hospital said Buddy's condition had not been normal, that he had suffered rheumatic fever three years ago and that this affected his heart. For 48 hours, the boy's condition appeared favorable but he weakened during the night. He was the third child operated upon at the hospital for a ruptured diaphragm since March 1. RAINEY The play given by the senior class Friday night was well attended and enjoyed by all. Prof, and Mrs. J. R. Duckworth and Miss Ethle Pearl Anderson visited Mr. Duckworth's parents, near Taylorsville Sunday. Prof, and Mrs. J. S. Lightsey were Elllsville and Laurel visitors Wednesday. Misses Hazel Landrum, Amalla Klrkland, Blanche Ralncy and Mr. Vernon Raincy attended the senior graduation sermon at Moselle Sunday night. Prof, and Mrs. G. S. Llghtsey, Beatrice Thornton and Mrs. Pottridge were Laurel visitors Saturday afternoon. Misses Dorothy Ruth and Sue Lightsey visited Bcnnle Fay Ralney Sunday afternoon. Messrs. Alna and Karvey Bishop were visitors In this community Sunday The party given In the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Molds Saturday night was well attended and enjoyed by every one. Miss Ethle Pearl Anderson spent Saturday night in the teachers' home. Prof, and Mrs. J. S. Llghtsey, Prof, and Mrs. J. R. .Duckworth, Miss Desseree Ralney and Mr. L. O. Ralney were Hattiesburg visitors Monday afternoon. Master Edward Cooper is spending this week with his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Duckworth. Misses Hazel Landrum and Amalla Kirkland spent Saturday night the dust-plagued sector of the southwest, the source of dust storms which have swept as far cast as the Atlantic seaboard, and west to the Pacific coast. In t Tf Will nigh tend e Emmons home, e members of the eighth grade receive their diplomas Friday . Everybody is invited to at- the graduating exercises. mall service* In Canada are llmlled almost entirely to the mining treas and to remote points whli \ lack speedy ground transport By ROBERT GEIGER Associated Press Staff Writer SPRINGFIELD, Colo., April 17.-A man unfamiliar with the high plains dry-fanning region, birthplace of the black blizzard, might see only despair and desolation in wind-scoured fields and dust-drifted roads and farmyards. It does look pretty desperate, and some families have given up hope and moved away. Not many. Dryland farmers have been through dust storms before, and most of them echo the anonymous old timer, n veteran of the panhandle, who salfi: It takes gnc to live out hcr«-- let 'cr blow!" As a matter of record, they had storms a century ago much like those of 1935. The Rev. Isaac McCoy, pioneer surveyor and missionary, reported one in western Kansas in November, 1830, which cut visibility to 30 yards, made hoof-prints invisible and masks imperative. Again, in 1913, sand and dust drifted to the eaves of isolated farm buildings in one section, and In spots the region looked as it docs today. Hard To Discourage With this background of experience and endurance, and the knowledge that, given water, they can get remarkable crops, the dry-landers arc hard to discourage. Traveling through the dust sector --through southeastern Colorado, southwestern Kansas, the west end of the Oklahoma panhandle and the north tip of the Texas panhandle-you sec a region which now has the appearance of a vast desert, with miniature shifting dunes of sand. A rain might turn it green overnight, but that is how it looks now. There arc spots where wheat fields still were green last week. Many of the fields that were planted to wheat last fall give the illusion of a great colony of ants, with hills marking spots where tumbleweeds have caught and dust drifted around them. These little dunes are about a foot high. In other places the drifts are as high as fences, especially in corners. Roads arc blown clean of sand (surfacing material) for miles at a stretch, and in many parts of the region a powdery white silt coven the countryside. On the roads can be seen an occasional car, loaded with a farm family, usually with a truck following carrying household goods. Somi ^re headed for eastern Kansas or Missouri, or eastern Oklahoma, where rainfall has been normal, or to the Colorado mountain country. Many Will Return Postmaster Herman Davis, of Springfield, Colo, says about a dozen families have moved away, but most of them made a temporary change of address, planning to return when rain comes. J. R. Peters of Boise City, Olda., said he would leave "immediately" If he had means. But E. H. Llbbey. a neighbor, came out of Sunday's big dust storm smiling. "They'll have to carry me out of this country feet first." he said, grinning. "I won't leave voluntarily." "However," he added, "I'm going to move about 20 miles west, where the dust ain't so bad. I live farther down that way now than the prairie dogs wll^ live, but I'm sticking It out." Edna Lynn, social service director of Texas county, Okla., one of the biggest wheat counties, says that many farmers who swear they will move away every time a dust storm strikes, change their minds with the first sunny day. Withal, a salty sense of humor prevails. In Guymon, Okla., a farmer pur- cll^ed a pair of rubber boots, slung them over his shoulder and started down the three block of main street, where farmers stood In gossiping groups. The sight of the rubber ' boots brought shouts of laughter. 'SPAPERl NEWSPAPER I

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