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   Laurel Leader (Newspaper) - July 29, 1918, Laurel, Mississippi                                LEAD I �ft e?. \-r. cr- r art!.y clui'ay '"o-iiii   .iiiii  Tuesday probably iOl-E' 1    rl'H.Wf'l'?. ,vol. xvni-xo. 292. "LAURKL, AI1S OX .DAY, \V\.\ 29, 1918. )  PRESS HUNS GOING ACK FERE-EN-TARDENOIS OCCUPIED BY THE AMERICANS AND FRENCH IC. MAYS MAKES VISIT TO PLANT HERE Seemed Well Pleased with the Progress and Prospects � of the Work. The canning factory building of Deblieux and Mays being erected on the Windham lot on the Wausau car line is rapidly assuming shape, and is will be only a matter of a few weeks until the plant can begin operation. The foundation has already been laid, and the lumber is on the ground for the frame work. A large force of workmen are kept busy, rushing the work in order to get things in operation to handle the fall potato and bean crop. Mr. L. C. Mays, who is president and general manager of the Die-bleaux and Mays Company, with headquarters in New Orleans, was in the city Saturday and expressed 'himself as. greatly pleased with the progres sof the work here, and the general prospects for the canning bujypess in this section. Wte plant will be installed with ^ 'ihe latest machinery ,the cap-machine having a capacity of ISO cans per minute. It is stated that everything will be strictly sanitary, no sorter or acid being used in canning. The plant will have a eapacit yof 1,000 or more bushels of sweet potatoes a day. The company is advertising for $50,000 bushels of potatoes, stating that they will be able to handle all that the country can furnish, either at their plant here or some of then' other plants ,and will pay the market price for same. Hobby's Nomination In Texas Conceded MACHINE-GUNNING FOR HUNS c C.T�.J. " American machine gujffhers have been In a large measure responsible for the great victory over tli Persians between Chateau Thierry and Soissons. This American official photograph shows a Yankee rni tfiine gunner^pf .the Second division . taking a_whaok_at the HUNS from a trencU. _ __ McDonald a nd Piatt Laid to Rest in Hickory Grove Cemetery Sunday Dallas, Texas, July 28.-With about one-third of the votes in yesterday's Texas Democratic prynary counted, Governor William P. Hobby was leading former Governor James E. Ferguson by approximately 112,000. Probably 300,000 votes still had not been reported, but the re-election of Hobby was generally conceded. The vote stood: Hobby, 211,788; Ferguson,' 99,151. Reports from the eleven contested congressional districts still were so meager as to leave the results in doubt. In the fourteenth district, where chief interest centers, Carlos Bee and A. P. Barrett were running close, each having ppproximately 7500 j votes with 112 of the 264 precints reporting. Congressman James L. Slay-den withdrew his candidacy for reelection in this district a few days before the primary when a telegram from President Wilson was published challenging statements that Slayden had supported the administration war measures. Every available seat and all standing room of the First Methodist church was filled yesterday morning at nine o'clock by friends of Leland McDonald and Lang Piatt, the two young men who were killed in the crossing accident of last Thursday, and friends of the families, to show their sympathy and sorrow over the loss of two such splendid young .men. A joint funeral was held, probably the first of its kind in the history of Laurel. Both boys had a wide acquaintance and were esteemed by all who knew them. The floral offerings were many and beautiful. Rev. H. F. Tolle conducted the funeral services, after which- the cortege went to the Hickory Grove cemetery, where the caskets were lowered to their final resting place. The Woodmen of the World took part in the funeral, McDonald having been a member of that lodge. SOUTHERN BUSINESSMEN MUST HELP Selectmen Leave for Camp Shelby Should Need No Demonstration of Their Duty in .Aiding Gathering of Crops. age of man power almost universal this has meant extra hours for the farmer and his family in the field, expenditure of money for improved machinery and many other personal sacrifices. "The situation must be met at home, and we know that it can be met if each State will provide the means to take care of its own needs." Mose Anglin w .. ,   n _ T . on  _ is Under Arrest Washington, D, C, July 29.-Business men of the cotton States should   need   no   demonstration   of their duty in preserving the great'(l.ec.ogni^d over the state as u des-crop about to be harvested, stated | pfirute character  is umler arrest in George    A.    Maloney,    supervising j jucksonvi,e> p]oi.id    for.thu kmi federal farm help specialist tor they Alfm, B        am, Tafe(J Ko,.amv Southern States, at the conference, two fruit mei.cnants. of lhat cH   ' Jackson, July 29.-Moses Anglin, formerly a locksmith of this city, and MAY BOMB BERLIN FROM THE SKIES Aerial   Offensive   on   a   Grand Scale by Allies is Considered. +   PUBLIC IS ASKED  +      TO FURTHER REDUCE        RATrON OF SUGAR.   --  +    The American public is asked -f + by the Food Administration to -f go  on  a  sugar ration  o two + 4 pounds per capita monthly, be-   ginning August 1, to meet a -f + world shortage in this coramod- + ^ ity and to care for the imme- +  diate demands o the Allies and + + American military forces. -f  Public eating places will be -f, �> required to obderve the new -f + regulations effective August 1, -f + which permits the use of two  V pounds of sugar for every -f * person. +. *� Unless the consuption of  > sugar is reduced by both house- + j  holders and the public general-  f  �f  4 ly, the supply for Belgium, the -f Red Cross, Y. M. C. A., our  military forces and    those   of   whidl was ,lis home      ][e labor situation, seeing to it that all came to iTackson alld established a VOLUNTEER AND SELECTMEN ARE TREATED SAME Cannot Tell the, Difference in Camp, Says T. E. Blacklidge. New York, July 29.-Although the Allies have the ascendancy-of the air, the possibilities of aerial warfare are yet far from realization. An aerial offensive oji a grand scale carried to cities of Germany remote from the battle lines, including ^erlin,. is j11 the realm of certainty in tire not distant future, provided the Allies organize and co-ordinate their resources. This is the conviction'of Major General W. I. Brancker, controller of equipment of the British air ministry, who has been in this country for several weeks in consultation with government officials in charge of aviation. Major General Brancker, in a statement last night to the Associated Press, on this subject, laid strong emphasis on the necessity for the organization of the air forces on a basis quite independent of the land and sea forces. This was forced upon the British government, culminating last January in the creation of an air ministry which now has Lord Weir at its head. General Brancker believes eventually the United States will be obliged by the pressure of military necessity to create a secretary of air forces, or the equivalent, under whom air fighting, airplane production, equipment and personnel will function as a separate branch of combat just as the arm and navy. For the success of the Allied causp he feels strongly that the quicker air independence is established in this country the better. Tnothef vital step to be accomplished, he believes, is the co-ordination of the operations of all the Allied air forces beyond those required for the respective armies and navies a;; an independent offensive force under the Supreme War Council, just as the Allies armies and navies are coordinated now. "We simply had to come to an air ministry in England," said General Brancker. "The Zeppelin s and the Gothas, coupled with the experience gained when aviation was controlled by the ar.my and navy, forced it upon us. Public sentiment demands it. You have had no Hun air raids in this country to arouse you, but it is my hope that, lacking this stimulus, you vv illprofit by our experience and begin at once on an even basis with us in this matter instead of waiting for public sentiment to push up fiom the bottom as in our case." T. E. Blacldedge, Snipers' Camp, Hattiesburg, asks for a little space in The Leader which all of his friends read, he says. In speaking of INTRODUCES RESOLUTION FOR PEACE Deputy  Stanek   Declares  That the Continuance of the War is Useless. labor is kept   constantly   employed repair ' shop.  During his stay here'the drafted men and the democratic and necessary man power provided ,.lu, had a misunderstanding with Mr for its industries, none of which is Geor&e Brannon, a local coal dealer, more important than agriculture. |and attempted to kill Mr. Brannon. Where   loafing   and   idling   is \    Ho waB i;nown nin.t, as a danger- spirit of the camp, he writes: "There have been lots of the boys who didn't want to go in the draft. Of course, it seems lhat it would be Chief of Police Brown has sue ceeded in capturing another one of^nown to exist it is the duty of 0LIS m.m and njs family in Lincoln better to volunteer, but in camp, the  prisoners who  escaped several .cvery  citizen  having  knowledge  of | COunty had long had the reputation j there is no difference shown in the weeks ago from the city jail. Leroy plank, negro, was located at Noxa-pater and arrested there by the officials, and brought back to Laurel. This leaves only one of the escaped prisoners at large. Richard Joshua Reynolds Is Dead Winston Salem, N. Cv July 29.- Richard Joshua Reynolds, head of the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, died here today after a year's illness. He w�3 sixtytei^t years of age and W�M &e WW)tlUv*t W?n <�l the if to see that the constituted author-'0f iJe"jnj, lawless Hies use their official power for its i elimination. A neglectful public of-1 --------�f'----� ficial is as gross an offender as is o 1      r \\r   o   o    tin) loafer. Sale ot W. a. a. in "The farmers of the South gen-' M�e�Jceir�rkJ I,,,.^ era'fly deserve the highest praise for; Mississippi tor June the almost superhuman efforts they j hove put forth to make their acres I Jackson, July 29.-Actual sales of prodVee the maximum.   During the, War Savings Stamps in Mississippi I drafted men and the volunteers. | The one that gels along the best is [ the one that takes interest in ftis ] work and obeys orders quickly. 1 �can't tell which are the drafted boys only that 1 knew some of them be-j fore they came to camp. One gets to go to town or to go home the as another, and  we all  fare last ij;onth, I have visited practical-1 for June amounted to $1,521,940, ly every Southern State and am kept, according to an announcement by informed in all of them, and know j State W. S. S. Director, Felix that in general no crop that ever has bean produced here has been so carefully tended and have been in mh 8'M   Allies closely in pursuit, ncconliii"' 1o news from Hie figliling area in Ihe Soissons-Hlieims salient received up to noon. The (iVrniitns have succeeded in checking to a certain extent, lint not in. stopping', Hie. French advance. The h'reneli are on the north bank ol' the Ouveq river and to the cast 1liey have secured Hie whole road between Rheims and Doruians. The (icrnians arc stubbornly resisting1 and burning all villages in their path. Heavy fighling is si ill in progress  sou neighborhood of Buscany.   So far the French have made ress (here. The villages bel ween Soissons and Bnsoches, about miles t olhe. cast, however, are on fire, leading 1o ihe beliel (icrnians may intend to furlher retreat. Since yesterday Ihe Allies have advanced between three miles on a twenty mile .front. The enemy has definitely abandoned the line of Onreq and Iheve is lillle doubt that he will go back beyond the isle lo the line thirty miles long between Soissons and Hlvcims, which is probably well entrenched and has good line communications. The (ierman ret irement has been quite orderly and deliberate. So far the faking of only four guns have been reported. The Americans, particularly in the Fcre-en-Tardenois sector, are pressing the (.'crnmns vigorously. of Soissons  in  the no prog- Fourteen ' that the two and FORWARD PRESSURE CONTINUES. Withthe French Army in France-(This morning by Associated Press).-The worward pressure of the Allies was continued uninterruptedly throughout Sunday. On Saturday the. progress of tho Allied forces was extremely rapid with slight opposition from the retreating but yesterday the (icrnians everywhere demonstrated that their power of determined resistance is still very strong. In the streets of Fcre-en-Tardenois there was severe hand to hand lighting, but Ihe Allies eventually obtained the upper hand. Late last night the lighting was still in progress lor the mastery of Yille-en-Taddcnois, the (.ierman strong point on the southeasterly side of the salient, but the Allies were gradually gaining Ihe ascendency here, They are established in the southern part; of the town, having beaten off all efforts of the (iermans to dislodge them. FERE-EN-TARDENOIS OCCUPIED. Willi the Aiferican Army on the Aisue and i\rarne Front- (
                            

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