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Laurel Daily Leader (Newspaper) - April 8, 1922, Laurel, Mississippi Get Into the Game Win a $50.00 cash prize by solving the Daily leader "P"-word picture. $50.00 Cash Prize For the person who finds tha most words in the Daily Leader's "P"-word picture. iVOL. 22-NQ. 202 LAUREL, MISSISSIPPI, SATURDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 8, 1922. CYCLONEIN TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA TAKES TOLL OF LIFE AND HOMES SINGLE COPY, 5 CENTS fair commission fixes date and names chairman South Mississippi Fair This Fall Will Be Great Event ! At a meeting of the fair commissioners last evening, October 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7th, 1922, was fixed as the time for holding the South Mississippi Fair. The work of making arrangements for the various exhibits, concessions, and other features of the fair was apportioned to different members of the commission for the purpose of beginning activities at once for the most popular fair South Mississippi has ever had. N. A. Jones was appointed general manager of the fairgrounds, and was insti'ucted to begin any necessary repairs on the various buildings and grounds that everything may be in readiness in ample time. D. W. Bartran warf appointed chairman and secretary of a racing committee, with authority to select sucn assistants as he may need in arranging for this feature of the fair. / Theo McDonald and W. H. Smith, with such assistants as they may select, were assigned the duty of arranging at once the premium list, and to give due publicity to it and to such other phases of the fafr program as may seem advisable at this fVWp. A. Matison was charged wltn tha duty of leasing concessions for �Carnival shows, and' such other at-trrA^Iohs'as may be considered nec- jrassary in connection with a complete * program of all classes of attractions. Those desiring concessions for the . October fair are advised to see Mr. Matison at their eai'liest convenience. Encouraged by the success of ,^rraer fairs and with the splendid outlook for the 1922 fair, the corn-mission is beginning its work with the determination that nothing shall be left undone to make this the greatest entertainment and educational exhibit this section has ever witnessed. Handsome premium lists will be arranged and published within the near future and all citizens of the Laurel territory are urged to begin at once to make preparations for an exhibit and to enter the contest for one or more of the cash premiums. WORD CONTEST CLOSES MONDAY The* Daily Leader's "P-Word Contest" closes next Monday, and all word lists must be in the office or bear a postmark not latei' than that date. The cash prizes will be awarded as soon thereafter as the judges can check tlie lists and determine the winners. It is important that contestants bear in mind that only subscription payments received since the word-contest was inaugurated will count in the final awards. directors of chamber meets death list expected to grow as communication is restored Sleeping Residents are Caught in Wreckage cf Their Homes Associated Press. Ballinger, Texas, April 8__Six persons were killed, seven injured and six homes destroyed near Row-ena by a tornado which swept that section at 1 o'clock this morning, Wire communication is crippled and it is feared the death toll will be greater. Al. Brush Elected Head of Creamerymen Special to The Leader. Jackson, Miss., April 8.-Al. G. Brush, of Laurel, was elected presi^ dent of the Mississippi Creamery-men's association here, and the following associates chosen for the new year: L. E. Nichols, Sardis, vice-president; L. S. Edwards, Stark-ville, secretary-treasurer. One of the features of the two-day session of the creamery in Jackson was the adoption of a uniform system of cream grading on a basis of quality. If followed, creamery-en say this will result in much im-rovement in butter manufactured n Mississippi. y In a butter scoring contest, the product made by the Agricultural College creamery was first, the Ma-cofo Creamery second, and Farmers' Ccfoperative Creamery at Columbia, thiijd. Naval Radio Closed to All Except Music issociated Press. Washington, April 3.-Secretary i'.Denby announced today he had ordered the naval radio station closed to public use for broadcasting speeches, lectures or any other form ofl non-official communication exr cepting musical programs to be picked up by radio telephone. Epworth League Meets ' in Jackson Saturday Special to The Leader. Jackson, Miss., April 8__Several score delegates of local Epworth Leagues throughout the Jackson district are'here today in attendance Jpon the annual institute which has tyr its theme, "Know Your Staff." Th� Rev, R. E. Nollner of Nashville willHe the. torjncipal speaker. Committees Appointed at Morning Session in City Hall At a meeting of the board of directors of the Laurel Chamber of Commerce at the city hall this morning, Secretary W. H. Smith was instructed to secure information concerning the extent of cooperation, financially, which the board of supervisors of Jones county, the Jones County Farm Bureau and other agencies are willing to give the Laurel Chamber of Commerce in employing a high class truck growing expert to further work of that nature among the farmers of Jones county. The following committees were appointed: Good Roads-J. B. Bridges, John Anderson, Myer Shelby, A. D. Royals and W. J. Pack. Trade Extension-W. A. Beard, H. G. Turner, Harry Fine, A. D. Peden and J. M. Williams. Civic Affairs-^-Dr. J. S. Gatlin, Mrs. Lilly Mulloy, Mrs. George Wilson, Mrs. J. C. Wright and W. B. Rogers. While two representatives may represent the local Chamber of Commerce in the United States Chamber of Commerce annual meeting to be held at Washington May 15-18, it was left with the president and secretary to appoint someone as representative who happened to be in that locality at the time of the meeting. The secretary was appointed counsellor to work wtih the United States Chamber of Commerce. Secretary W. H. Smith was instructed to attend the annual meeting of the Southern Commercial Secretaries at Nashville May 1, 2, 3 and 4. He was also directed to tit-tend the meeting of the Mississippi Chamber of Commerce at Jackson next Tuesday, and he will endeavor to return in time to attend the forum meeting here that night. j The Chamber of Commerce dirac- i tors will hereafter hold a regular! meeting the second 'Monday night! of every month when it is hoped j every member of the board will be [ present. j Oklahoma Is Hard Hit Lawton, Okla., April 8.-Five persons, including one woman, are re ported to have been killed in a severe windstorm which swept the Mountain Sill section of the city this morning at 8 o'clock. A number of persons were injured and much damage was done. Heavy Property Damage 'Cisco, Texas, April 8.-A storm which struck here early this morning wrecked the depot and tore down a number of residences, barns and outhouses. No one was injured but property damage is heavy. A tremendous rain followed the wind and is still falling. Twenty-five Homes Gone Wichita Falls, Texas, April 8__ One man was killed and several in jured in a tornado which swept Elee-tra, near here, early this morning. Twenty-five houses were destroyed. strikjngWers given last pay Fifty Millions Distri-buted for the Last Half of March Associated Press. Indianapolis, April 8.-Idle coal miners of the country, starting today and continuing next week, will receive their last pay, estimated to total $50,000,000 by union officials and regarded by them as a strike fund. The big wage distribution is for the final half of March-fifteen Working days. Suspend Conferences New York, April 8.-Union representatives and delegates of the coal operators who have been in session as a wage negotiation committee, today suspended the conferences and retur-ned to their respective districts. LEVEES HOLDING O. K. Associated Press. Memphis, April 8.-The crest of the Mississippi river flood is reported approaching Arkansas City, in extreme Southern Arkansas, with the levees holding. Falling stages are reported from Arkansas City to Cape Girardeau. train changes on southern No. 43 Comes in Three-quarters of an Hour Earlier in Future Changes in arrival of Southern Railway trains at the N. 0. & N. E. depot in Laurel are effective tomorrow,, Sunday, April 9, as follows: North Bound Trains Train No. G will arrive at 10:59 A. M., six minutes earlier than the old time, which was Tl:05. Train No. 44 will arrive at 1:07 P. M., twenty-seven minutes later than heretofore, the old time being 12:40. Train No. 8 is unchanged, the time being 9:25 p. m. Train No. 42 wil* arrive r.t 12:45 A. M., twenty-five minutes later than formerly, the old time being 12:20. South Bound Trains Train No. 41 will arrive at 5:09 A. M., twenty minutes - earlier, the former time being 5:29. Train No. 5 will continue to arrive at 9:25 A. M. Train No. 43 will arrive at 4:14 P. M., forty-six minutes earlier than the old time, which was 5 o'clock. Train No. 7 will continue to arrive at 8:25 P. M. Services Sunday at West Laurel Baptist Barney Thames, of Mississippi College, will preach at the West Laurel Baptist church at both ser. vices oh Sunday, April 9th. Rev. Thames is a former Laurel boy and a nephew of J. P. (Pres.) Reddoch While in Laurel he was employed by the Buckley Terry Co. as saierv man. He has had two years in Mississippi College and is a good preacher. The public is invited to these services. Morning services 11:10 o'clock; evening services 7:15.. This church has called Rev. Bryan Simmons, of Pickens, as pastor, and expects him to be on the field sometime in May. Rev. Simmons is no sessions Tuesday when efforts to tiring about a settlement of the strike will be renewed. Kingston Methodist Services on Sunday Rev. L. F. Alford, pastor of the Kingston Methodist church, left this afternopn for Jackson iu attend ai important meeting of the Epworth League board. Rev. J. W. Ramsey, pastor of the West End Methodist church, will preach at 11 a. m. tomorrow. No service will be held at night. All members of the congregation are urged to attend the 11 o'clock service and to attend the revival at the First Methodist church at night. Big Crowd of Masons at Courthouse Meet It was announced they would resume j stranger to the people of this section, having held two protractea meetings at West Laurel Baptist church. He was formerly president of Clark Memorial College, at Newton, Miss. Rev. Simmons has ac-ceped the pastorate of the church and will come just as soon as possible. Special Services at the First Methodist I The services at the First Metho-i dist church tomorrow will be oi great interest to every one. Sunday school at 9:30. Preaching services at 11 and 7:30. A special mass meeting for men una boys will be i held at 4 o'clock. Every father, hus-! band, brother and son who is 14 | years old and older is urged to at-i tend this service. At the same time the women and girls will have a j special prayer service in the Presby-| erian church. There was a big crowd at the courthouse last night for the Masonic meeting, all Blvre Lodge members having been invited. Judge Stone Deavours presided as chali1-man. The speakers were Dr. C. F. Hoffman, of Hattiesburg, E. H. Buckner, thirty-third degree Mason, and Travis H. Boykin, secretary and director of Scottish Rite bodies, of Hattiesburg. QUASH IRISH NEWS Associated Press. Dublin, April 8.-Publication of news relating to> the Irish republican army is prohibited by a notice issued today by the publicity director of the army on behalf of the executive council. Unwritten Law Plea in Oklahoma Killing Associated Press. Oklahoma City, April 8.-Pleading the "unwritten law," Jean Day faced the coroner's jury today seeking to be judicially absolvftl for the killing of Lieutenant Colonel Paul Ward Beck on the ground that he slew in self defense and in attempting to keep inviolate sanctity of his home. Londoners Wants to Play Tennis Sundays Associated Press. London, April 8.-There are ove* 52,000 persons in London who are desirous/ of playing' tennis in the public parks on Sundays and municipal and other bodies have been asked to permit play to take place in the parks from 2 p. m. until dusk. HAMBONE'S MEDITATIONS hit 05eter be �>e rule T soak cmtlins oveh night 'FO you et em but pat rules done way wid now endurin' pese hahd times-dev aim' no rule bout em now! WEATHER FORECAST Unsettled, tonight and Sunday. Probably showers and thunderstorms. Fresh and strong southerly winds and squalls. THE FELLOWSHIP OF PRAYER A daily Lenten Bible muling nnd meditation prepared by the Commission on Evnnnelism of (he Federal Council of Churches for the use of the churches and individuals. The Redemption of the World The Son of man came to seek and to cave that which was lost. St. Luke 19:10. Read St. Luke 19:1-28. "Blighting conditions lie across the lives of millions of folks todny alike in heathendom and Christendom." ' MEDITATION: Is it reasonable to hope that the human race may be redeemed from the blight and curse? When I consider the power that has peopled the earth with men and the redemption of millions from sin through Christ, I see the possibility of a world redeemed. PRAYER: (A sharing with Christ of the burden of an unredeemed world) O heavenly Father, we behold the promise of thy redemption. We long for the coming of thy kingdom; for the salvation of nil men, nnd for the conversion cf the kingdoms of this world into the kingdom,1 of our Lord and of his Cririst. For the working out of this, thy purpose, endow thy children, we beseech thee, with humility, faith, self-denial and spiritual power, that all we are and have may be at thy command until redemption shall cover the earth as the waters cover the sea. And' this we ask for thy love's sake. Amen. HYMN: . . r.. These things shall be,-a loftier race Than e'er the world hath known shall rise Witli flame of freedom in their souls, And light of knowledge in their eyes. russell flouts will of people at last "Low Pressure" Crowd Stops Progress as Others Go Home outhern pine is most acton feast marks close Heme Building Contin- Collins' Friends Pre-ues and Lumber Mar- sent Him With a ket is Brisk I Gold Watch Continued evidence of a considerable increase in the volume of business is shown by the action of ing, the grades which are first re-ing, the grades which aref irst required are the lower, and at the persent time these low grades of softwood are the most active, ami are selling with the greatest freedom. The wood in most active demand at this time is southern pine and as might be gathered from the above, the lower grades are selling the easiest with the result that here and there there have been slign: price stiffening*. There have been no-general advances, however, ana the softwood lumber market so far this year has been on an unusually stable basis. Railroads are buying material with greater freedom and are no: only building new cars but are rushing the repairs of old ones. While there in still a good sized surplus ot idle cars taking the country as whole, nevertheless there are some sections from which occasional com-, plaint is already heard of a car shortage. This in a way is encou>-aging, for it indicates the general recovery of business which has resulted in a steady increase in the volume of freight moving. Other industrial consumers are also taking increasing quantities of lumber which indicates a pick-up in general burliness. For further example the crating consumers ^niay be cited. The demand for crating lumber is brisk and indicates" that manufacturers generally who must have a sturdy and dependable shipping container, are increasing their output very eoiv siderably. The hardwood market is not so brisk as the softwood market according to the American Lumberman. Industrial demand is increasing' and stocks are not overly large, but nevertheless, there arte a number of manufacturers who at this time are anxious to sell stock with the result that prices show a considerable! spread. Dry stocks are very low, however, and it is by no means easy to secure any large quantity of rtr> hardwood, particularly the upper grades. Southern hardwood logging operations have been very materially interfered with by recent flooiTs, a condition which will be reflected later oh in the amount of lumber available for sale. Human Cork Will Give Exhibition N. F. Kellam, well known as a human cork because of his prowness in the water, will give an exhibition in the Lindsay Pond near the sbite charity hospital on Sunday. Pr. Oranfol'd has welcomed the exhibitionist for the benefit of the patients who will witness the water sports, Kellman will give an exten-:ve pro-gtMii in the water which is expected to prove most interesting. IN TRAFFIC COURT Special to The Leader. Jackson, Miss., April 8___The final chapter of the Mississippi legislative session of 1922 was written last night in yrepresentatives) hall when the lower body invited the senate in to partake of a "love feast" in which all political enmities might for the time at least be forgotten, and smarting wounds of parti/.an parliamentary battles might be salved and set at ease. In other words, all members were to act just like they loved each other. Colleagues of Representative Jeff Collins, of Jones county, presented him with a gold watch in token of their esteem. The gift was accepted with a short speech of appreciation. Mr. Collins is leader of the "low pressure" element in the house and has been a familiar figure in the midst of every hot debate. Speaker Sennett Conner presided over the session and contributed remarks of a jocular and felicitous nature, lie yielded the gravel for a period to Mr. Gi'een, of George county, cx-officio "exhorter" of the house, who added prestige to the high position. Lieutenant Governor Homer H. Casteel made a short address. Mr. Warren, of Pontotoc, and other mombqrs contributed to the occasion with short speeches. Governor Lee M. Russell, who. with Mrs. Russell, was present in the hall, was invited" to address the assembly. The chief executive indicated his pleasure at this invitation. He spoke at some length on the activities and the results of the legislative session. The governor urged that all malice and hate bo laid aside and made a plea for fair play. He remarked that he had observed the work of the Mississippi lawmakers closely uiul knew the motives behind each vote on every question as well as any observer might know them. More political epitaphs were written by the legislature just closing, the governor said, than in any previous session. Many members of the two bodies would not have the opportunity to take seats in the lawmaking halls of the state capito) again, he believed. He nisisteel that his auditors "watch and see" the fulfillment of his prophecy. Many plans had been laid and schemes devised during the present session, Governor Russell asserted, that would make or break many members of the present legislature. Who was right and who was wrong in the various political differences ho would not say, the govenor added. Applause was given the chief executive at the conclusion of his remarks. John Irwin, colored, was in traffic court this morning on a charge of speeding. He was fined $2.50. DENY CENSORSHIP Associated Press. Washington, April 8.-Charges of "censorship" resulting in the deletion of the name of Christ from the opening prayer at the arms conference were denied today by Secretary Hughes. CARRIED A PISTOL Mose Cooley, colored, was fined $50 in police court yesterday for carrying a pistol. I " Special to The Leafier. Jackson, Mis?., April 8.-Governor Russell, juust before the adjournment oi" the legislature this afternoon, vetoed the bill requiring the state auditor of public accounts to make annual audits of the book.* of all state officers. The bill was framed and passed at the suggestion of the special committee that investigated the shortage in the office of Insurance Commissioner T. M. Henry. It passed the house by a vote of 73 to 1.�. and the senate by a vote of '50 to 3. The Last Sad Rites. The liberal policy- towards corporations believed to have been adopted by the Mississippi legislature was dashed to the ground yesterday afternoon when the house of representatives reconsidered, killed the bill passed Thursday which would allow manufacturing corporations to increase their holdings Prom $2,000,-1100 to $15,000,000. A hare quorum was present and the failure of the bill was a very slim majority. The steadfastness of the members of the "low pressure"' faction in remaining at their legislative posts until the last gun was fired was responsible for the reversal, which came on a surprise attack. More than 0C members of the liberal faction had gone home or were absent for other reasons. * Because of so many of the legislators slipping away the state's licy towards corporations was dictated by 39'members of the house- about 25 per: cent of the. membership-while 100 members, G3 of whom ducked the sessions, are of the liberal element. Under Monday's Calendar. Both the senate and house operated under the Monday calendar until late Friday afternoon, after which each went through the farce ceremony of "adjourning' from Monday until Tuesday, from Tuesday until Wednesday, from Wednesday until Thursday, from Thursday until Friday and from Friday until Saturday.'' Both of them have worked all week under the Monday calendar to pass appropriation and revenue bills, which must be passed five days before final adjournment. There is weeping an." wailing and gnashing of teeth about the old and new capitols and other s:ate departments today for the state salary officers bill carrying an average ten per cent cut on all state officers, was passed by the house. It was asserted that it would reduce the state's expenses nearly $40,000 a year. Sufferers from the cyclone which visited Rankin county, March 7, received the cold shoulder from the house when a bill by Mr. Watts of Rankin, to donate $1,000 to their relief, failed of passage by a vote ot 07 yeas to 10 nays. It required 71 yea notes to pass. This was the second attempt to pass the bill and its failure to pass today was due to the absence of 03 members of the house. The house disposed cTof a great mass of bills, incorporating large numbers of them upon the same roll call. Most of these were "odds a ml ends," including the concurrence in many senate amendments and the adoption of conference committee reports on bills on which the two houses had differed. Close of the day found the calendars of both houses still clogged with many bills which will come under tiio head of "unfinished business" with the final adjournment today.' The house has broken all records for bills introduced at one session, its total number being 999. It is probably some unimportant measure will be introduced today to make it an even 1000. Revenue Agent Wins The Anderson substitute to the Shields bill which sought to place the state revenue agent on a salary basis was probably the last important measure considered by the Senate. It failed to pass by a vote of 24 to 12 with Senator Cohn leading the fight for the opposition. For the next two years at least the revenue agent will receive the com- fContinued on page two) Cotton Market, NEW YORK FUTURES. . 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