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HAVE A FINE LOT OF NEW CROP LESPEDEZA HAY FOR SALE Well cured and prices reasonable Try Some For Your Cows Farmers Mercantile Company West Battle Street TO RELIEVE MISERY OF COLDS 666 Nose Liquid Drops, Tablets, Cough Salve Drops Try Wonderful Liniment WANTED TO SELL--MARKET MEAT cooler, 5x6, new motor. Gillam's Flour Feed Store. 12-2tdly. 1t WANTED TO BUY- FIFTY BOXwoods and arbor vitaes. Phone or write, Ed T.

Hyde, Purefoy Hotel, Talladega. Ala. d-wit FOR SALE 83 ACRES OF LAND near Cragford. Apply Alex Brazil, 746 South Perry Street, Montgomery, Ala. 4-6dly.

5 wly. I FOR -TWO-HORSE FARM, 6- room house, barn, 120 acres land, pasture with creek running through. Located 15 miles south of Talladega. Possession January 1st. Mrs.

M. A. Macon, 620 Park Avenue. Phone 2397. 17-2tDly 19-1tWly MEMORIAM On the morning of October 6.

1941, Pete DeMarcus Burks, Renfroe, Alabama, passed from his earthly, tabernacle to his heavenly home. He was born July 23, 1895, at Renfroe, Alabama. His parents were John Marion Burks and Sarah Elizabeth Dickie Burks. He attended the Pineview school in his early boyhood. In 1916 he volunteered for service on the Mexican border; in 1917, he was mustered into the regular army, he served as sergeant, was turned down twice for overseas service, and was discharged in March 1919.

Soon after the war he entered API, Auburn, for a three-year course and graduated in 1922. In early manhood he heard his Savior say "Come, follow Me," gladly, cheerfully, he obeyed, and united with the Hephzibah Baptist church. From that time throughout the remainder of is life, he was most faithful, loyal and liberal. He served his church in the capacity of church clerk, Sunday school teacher, as well as other places by being of service through gentle suggestions and kind help toward are on going of God's kingdom. He was an actvie member of the Masonic lodge since 1922.

He was at past master and served as secretary for several years. A member of the American Legin since its organization he joined at Auburn and later the Edward R. Wren Post No. 17, Talladega. He married Ruth Watters, daughter of John L.

Watters and Lena B. Heaslet of Fayetteville, on September 12, 1923. He served for two years as president of Talladega County Farm Bureau and directors of the Farmers Exchange. He served as chairman of the county commttee and county tagger of old cotton under the cotton program. He worked in the county agent's office until his health failed.

He spent muck time in the government hospital at Columbus, Algiers, Tuscaloosa and Montgomery, Alabama. We think of Pete as a true and faithful husband, a noble Christian and a life filled with good deeds. He had a vital interest in all the social, civic and religious activities of his community and elsewhere. In his home his very presence radiated hospitality, goow cheer and unselfish service. These facts merely state the number of years he lived, but do not reveal the fullness and beauty of his life.

His biography is written indelibly on the hearts of his loved ones, his friends and the community. His funeral was held at Hephzibah Baptist church with Dr. J. M. Thomas officiating, who also baptized and married him, burial with Masonic orders in the church cemetery under a bank of beautiful flowers.

"Life's race well run, Life's work well done, Life's crown well won, Now comes rest." MRS. E. E. WATTERS, Fayetteville, Ala. BUSINESS FAILURES UP NEW YORK, Nov.

failures numbered 203 in the week ended Nov. 13 against 196 in the preceding week and 203 in the comparable 1940 period, Dun Bradstreet reported Monday. READ THE WANT ADS Our Mountain Home WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1941 Mrs. Kate Minge was removed from the hospital to her home Tuesday. H.

A. Newbury has returned from a visit with his family in Marion, Mass. Mrs. F. W.

McLane and Miss Sara Watson spent the week end in Atlanta. Mrs. Eugene Milan of Bemiston has been removed from the hospital to her home. Mr. and Mrs.

Asa Young and Mr. and Mrs. 1 R. L. McConnell spent Sunday in Atlanta.

Misses Eva Richardson, Ruth Foster and Mary Slaughter were in Birmingham Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. C. W.

Allen have returned to their home in Atlanta after a short visit here. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Fant of Brooklynlyn, N. are visiting relatives and friends in Talladega.

Miss Sara Gray Sims of Clearwater, is visiting relatives and friends in Talladega. Fletcher McLane, of Canton, Ohio, is visiting his mother, Mrs. F. W. McLane, on South street.

Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Riddle were in Anniston Tuesday on account of the I death of Mrs.

George Reid. M. R. Hall left Sunday for Baltimore, where he will undergo treatment at John Hopkins Hospital. Misses Elizabeth Gentry Moore and Rebecca Cook were in Atlanta Sunday for the Darby-Allen wedding.

Mrs. Mary J. Ryley of LaJolla, is in Talladega due to the death of her aunt, Mrs. J. W.

Cowen, Miss Loraine Harper of York, spent the week end with Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Mizzelle and family.

Barbara Ann Murphy little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hunter Murphy, is ill at her home on Gary Avenue. Mr. and Mrs.

Farrow of Eclectic, were recent guests of their son, James Farrow, and Mrs. Farrow i in Bemiston. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Harris announce the birth of a son at the local hospital on Thursday, November 13th.

L. H. Blainey of Independence, is visiting his daughter. Mrs. Rodney Smith, and Mr.

Smith on Coffee Street, Lieut. and Mrs. Blair Samuel have returned to Camp Blanding, after a visit with relatives and friends here. Mrs. Charles H.

Pinnell of West Palm Beach, is visiting in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Woodfin Owers. Ann. Forrester and Neila Miller spent Sunday in Birmingham where they visited Jimmie Forrester who is ill there.

Clarence German, who was seriously injured in an automobile accident Saturday, is reported out of danger in a Birmingham hospital. J. V. Wallis, Howard Purcell, W. L.

Foster and Cecil Clyott have returned from a fishing trip to Orange Beach, and Foley, Ala. Mr. and Mrs. French Gunter of Sylacauga are the week-end guests of Mr. Gunter's parents, Mr.

and Mrs. G. E. Gunter, at Bemiston. W.

F. Oglesby of Talladega, route 1, who has been confined to the local hospital for several months, was removed to his home Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Buckner Fisher of Chattanooga, Tenn, were Sunday guests of Dr.

and Mrs. William Crowe and family on South Street. Mrs. W. -C.

Dowdell will leave Wednesday for Gainesville, where she will spend the Thanksgiving holidays with Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Thomas.

Miss Virgie Cragg has returned from Montgomery where she went to see her brother who has been in New England for the past 18 months. Wallace Gray of Gadsden is making his home with Mr. and Mrs. W. D.

Gray on Johnson Avenue. He is employed with the Bag Loading Plant. Mr. and Mrs. George H.

Sawyer were in Anniston Monday for the funeral of George Shipp who died Sunday. Mr. Shipp was a nephew of Mr. Sawyer. Mrs.

W. H. Boynton left Monday for Birmingham where she will be joined by Walter Heaco*ck and go to New Orleans to spend Thanksgiving holidays. Mr. and Mrs.

L. P. Hubbard and children, Mrs. Z. W.

Grogan, Mrs. Nettie Hardwick and son, Jimmie, of ingham spent Sunday with relatives in Talladega. Miss Rachel Joiner, daughter of M. R. Joiner of Talladega, has been selected to join the Senior Pitkin Club at Centre College, Danville, Ky.

Miss Joiner is an outstanding student at Centre. Mrs. R.B and Miss Emmie Tom Centerfit, of Gadsden, and Mrs. F. E.

Schicker of Little Rock, have returned to their respective homes after a short stay here due to the death of Mrs. Rogers. Practically all highway transport in Jamaica is now handled by many independent owners of one or two trucks, which carry both passengers and freight. MORRIS-M'GRADY Mr. and Mrs.

J. L. Morris of Sycamore announce the engagement of their daughter, Kate Allen Morris, to John L. McGrady of Birmingham. The wedding date to be announced later.

ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT Mr. and Mrs. T. N. Washam announce the engagement of Miss Gladys Eugene Lanier of Talladega, to A.

G. Davis, of Camp Blanding, and Talladega. The marriage to be an event of December. MISS JONES APPEARS AT LITTLE THEATER Miss Katherine Jones, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.

Turner J. Jones of Talladega appeared in the roles of Prescott in "Spring Dance," and Mrs. Ives in "First Lady," both three act plays which ran this past week in the Little Theatre of Feagin School of Dramatic Art in Rockefeller Center, New York. Miss Jones is a senior student of the Feagin School and has been received enthusiastically by the audience in each character portrayed. TURNER-BALLARD Mr.

and Mrs. Morgan, E. Ballard announce the marriage of their daughter, Mary Hulda, to Robert Quentin Turner of Portageville, on October 27, 1941. The bride attended Talladega High School and also Sophie Newcomb of New Orleans, La. Mr.

Turner is a graduate of Hardin Simmons University of Abiline, Texas. He is now employed at Bemis Bros. Bag Company. The couple will make their home in Talladega. NICHOLS-ALLEN Mr.

and Mrs. Arthur L. Allen of Alpine, announce the marriage of their daughter, Mary Elizabeth, to Jesse V. Nichols, formerly of Murphysboro, on Saturday, November 15, at the home of Rev. Montgomery.

The bride is a graduate of Winterboro High school. She chose for the occasion a browns wool suit with rust accessories. Mr. Nichols is a graduate of Muruphysboro High school and is now connected with the Anniston Ordnance Depot at Bynum. They will make their home in Talladega.

New Enthusiasm Built Up At Annual Meeting Of Civic Group Monday. Continued from Page One bit of the support we give to this organization." Dr. Salter suggested that the usual annual dinner of the Chamber of Commerce held later in the year, emphasizing his belief that such affairs are of major importance in community development. "I feel that the Chamber of Commerce is like the windows to our store," said Harry Held of Goldberg and Lewis. "I would hate to think that we were to be without this organization in Talladega." "I have been connected with the Chamber of Commerce in one way or another since the beginning," said Henry Thornton "Never before have I seen the unselfish service in the promotion of things for the good of Talladega that I have seen this year." "I think it is a foregone conclusion that we are going to carry on," Brewer Dixon said.

"Enthusiasm in the past has been like a tide, rising and falling. "That interest needs to be sustained. The Chamber of Commerce not only is an economic force, but it is a force for better ethics in the community." He paid tribute to the work of the present officials of the "If this organization is not maintained and supported properly, when the real opportunity comes, we won't be in position to take advantage of it," he said. "We aren't thinking about closing the Chamber of Commerce," said H. M.

Ponder. "We just want to make i it bigger and stronger than ever for next year." "We can't afford to try to get along without a Chamber of Commerce," A. W. Hardin said. "While there is the remotest possibility of the proposed Coosa River development, everybody should support the Chamber of Commerce," said Gowan Roberts.

He described the potential industrial sites up and down the river and spoke of the hard, conscientious work done by leaders of the organization, not only in support of the river development program, but in other fields. (SAFETY SIGNS PUT UP BY TRAFFIC OFFICERS Warn All Persons Entering City That Streets Are Patrolled All motorists who drive into Talladega from now on will have fair warning that the city has a speed limit and that its streets are patrolled by officers with instructions to enforce it. Police Chief John Ed Cooley anrounced Thursday that safety signs were erected Wednesdya afternoon at all highway entrances to the city. The signs point out that the speed limit in the city is 25 miles an hour and warn that streets are patrolled. The signs are composed of large black letters against a white background which makes them easily read.

In the meantime, officers said, the drive against speeding in Talladega is proceeding steadily, with a number of persons being given tickets for the offense daily. TRIO INDICTED FOR TALLADEGA ROBBERY Grand Jury Ends Its Work And Reports To Judge Tuesday Elba Daniels, Theo Chase and Noel L. Stewart, all of Roanoke, must face trial on robbery charges in connection with the robbery of Carpenter's Filling Station on the Bemiston highway recently. They were indicted by the grand jury, which ended its deliberations and reported back to Circuit Judge Lamar Field late Tuesday afternoon. Herman Moseley was indicted by jurors for first degree murder in the knife killing of Zanis Phillips: Other indictments announced after the close of the session: Robert Cates, grand larceny; Joe Credell, burglary; McGhee, assault with intent to murder; Robert Cunningham, distilling; Clifford gleton, assault with intent to murder; Ed Ragland, distilling; Houston Pitts, grand larceny; Nathan co*ckran, distilling.

OVERPASS TO BE BUILT IN TALLADEGA COUNTY Three New Contracts In State Announced By Highway Department MONTGOMERY, Nov. state highway department announced today that contracts have been let on road and bridge propects in three Alabama counties. They are: Talladega: Construction of overpass on road between Childersburg and Alabama Ordnance works, A. L. Crow Construction company, Birmingham, $60,727.

Tuscaloosa: Construction of the steel superstructure on the ferry bridge, Virginia Bridge Comany, Birmingham, $172,800. Pike: Removal of structures on the Troy-Orion road, M. C. Hunt, Slio, $3,825. He suggested that the annual dinner be held after the yearly membership drive early in January.

Mrs. Gladys Graham pointed out that comparatively few women are members of the organization. "We ought to have 100 ladies who are members of the Chambe rof Commerce," she said. The -table discussion closed with a general summary of local economic conditions, the importance of highway construction and the mapping of plans to bring a larger number of Childersburg powder plant workers to Talladega. The members present elected eight new members to the board of directors.

They are: Tom Abernethy, editor of The Daily Home; H. L. Behr, merchant; Brewer Dixon, attorney; A. W. Hardin, Michael Supply Company president; Cecil Hornady, editor of The Talladega News; Robert McMillan, official of the Talladega Cotton Factory, Dr.

Salter, physician, and S. B. Wilson, vice president of the Talladega National Bank. Mrs. Henry Martin is confined to the local hospital with influenza.

Funeral Services Held For Mars, Lulu Taylor Funeral services for Mrs. Lula Taylor of Munford, rout two, who died on Sunday at 7:15 a. were held Monday at 2 p. m. at the Munford Baptist church.

Rev. R. C. Nelson officiated. Burial was in the Munford cemetedy with Usrey in charge Mr.

Taylor is survived by her husband, L. E. Taylor, one son, Hugh Taylor, one daughter. Mrs. Vera Wade, both of Munford, and nine grandchildren.

Mrs. Blackburn Dies After Week's Illness Mrs. Ella Mae Blackburn, 30, died at Citizens' hospital Thursday at 6:30 a. m. after a week's illness.

Funeral services were held at Winterboro Friday at 4 p. Rev. Olen Cornelius of Bemiston officiating with Usrey in charge. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mrs.

Blackburn, is survived by her husband, Wallace Blackburn, two sons, Joe and Jack, two daughters, Jean and June. Truck Collides With Wagon Near Bemiston Three Negroes, Walter, Marshall, and Luther Bledsoe were injured when the wagon in which they were riding was struck by a truck near Bemiston on the Sylacauga highway at 10 a. m. Thursday. Luther Bledsoe, a fifteen-year-old Negro boy, was admitted to Citizens' hospital where he was ed for back injuries.

The others were treated for minor injuries and released, The truck was driven by a man named Walker from Atalla, Sheriff George Burk, said. New Suicide Record Is Set In Alabama MONTGOMERY, Noc. new record for suicides was set in Alabama last year as 247 persons took their own lives. The state health depariment said it was the highest figure since suicide records became available in 1914. The 1939 total was 1 less and the 1938 figure 27 less.

The 1940 suicides included 225 white persons and only 22 negroes. The department pointed out that fewer than one-tenth of last year's suicides occurred among Negroes, though this race constitutes 36 per cent of the state population. Funeral Services For I. C. Hood Scheduled Funeral services for Irwin C.

Hood, 58, who died in Birmingham at 3:30 p. m. Wednesday, will be held at church Thursday at 3:00 p. m. Union Rev.

J. W. Wade, officiating, with Usrey in charge. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Survivors are the widow, Mrs.

Nellie Wade Hood, six sons, Edmond of Birmingham; J. S. of Gadsden; Billie, Bobby, Tommie and Johnny of Talladega, Route five daughters, Mrs. Tom Rhodes of Gadsden; Mrs. J.

T. Tucker and Mrs. Belle Saxton of Chickamauga, Miss Ruth Hood of Chicago, and Miss Betty Frank Hood of Talladega, route 4. Sleeping Is Better in The State These Days AUBURN, Nov. cotton mattress demonstration program has placed 486,324 new allcotton mattresses and 133,09 cotton comforts in Alabama farm homes.

Making publice these figures here, Miss Etna McGaugh, state home demonstration agent, said the mattresses and comforts were made. in 4,223 mattress centers under the direction of rural volunteer leaders. The program began in April, 1940, and 3,573,213 mattresses have been made in the nation since that date. Sixteen counties have completed their 1941 program but others have been delayed by inability to obtain materials due to defense priorities and to lack of shipping facilities available. Norm Michael, Syracuse fullback, is having trouble with his left arm.

It was broken last Spring and again this Fall, in the same place. CENSUS BUREAU REPORT SHOWS COTTON DECLINE Ginnings In State To Nov. Amount Only To Total Of 6,146 Bales An official report from the United States Bureau of the Census on the period prior to Nov. 1 bore out predictions that the Talladega County cotton crop this year will be the smallest in history. Ginnings in the period covered by the report totaled only 6,146 bales as against 11,682 up to the same time last year.

Because of exceptionally bad weather, a heavy boll weevil infestation and a smaller acreage than usual, farm officials have predicted an exceptionally small crop this year. Harvesting of cotton has moved ahead rapidly, with ample laborcondition which would not exist with a normal crop because scores of persons who ordinarily pick cotton: each I Fall have found other employment. HIGHWAY PATROLMAN HOLDS LICENSE TESTS Officer To Be Stationed At Court House Here On Each Tuesday Examinations for drivers' licenses are being given at the court house each Tueslay by Patrolman Hitt of the Alabama State Highway Patrol. Large numbers of persons are taking the test and large numbers are learning that the state means business in insisting that Alabamians must know how to drive before they are given the license enabling them to operate a motor vehicle. Mr.

Hitt remained in Talladega through Wednesday of this week and was kept busy through the day. It was noticeable that every effort was extended to be courteously helpful to the applicants, but it also was noticeable that those who did not know the laws governing the operation of automobiles were being denied licenses. Each applicant who failed was given a booklet and told to go study and come back to try again. SMELLEY PROMOTED TO SERGEANT OF PATROL Talladegan "Upped" Through Action Of Civil Service Board A Talladega boy, Joe Smelley, has been promoted by the Alabama civil service personnel board to sergeant of the state highway patrol. The promotion was recommended by Maj.

James E. Brawner, chief of the patrol, and Capt. Van B. Gilbert, officer in charge of the Northern division. A native Talladegan and member of a family long prominent in this area, Mr.

Smelley joined the state highway patrol in February, 1936, after serving on the Talladega police force. His record with the state unit has been uniformly outstanding. He accompanied Alabama newspaper men and industrialist on their recent tour of defense industries in the state and received praise from all members of the party for the efficiency with which the cavalcade was handled. SOCK FULL OF MONEY SAVED AT LAST MINUTE FORT WORTH, Lee had a sock full of money, but did not know it. The cleaning plant owner made a hurried check of three dresses and a coat sent in by a customer.

Inside the coat pocket he found an old pair of faded socks. "They probably meant to throw these old things away," he thought, "so I'll save them the trouble." Into a waste basket went the socks. Three days later he received a telephone call by a frantic woman, She was calling about the old pair of socks. In them was $114. Lee rushed to the waste basket and then breathed easier: the socks were still there.

Sure enough, kotted in them was $114, which he returned to Mrs. L. B. Martin, who told him she left the money in the coat pocket by mistake. For DIZZINESS due to Constipation! Dr.

Hitchco*ck's 11-Vegetable Laxative Powder an intestinal tonic-laxative- -actually tones lazy bowel muscles. It helps relieve that sluggish feeling. Take as directed on label. 15 doses for only 10 cents. Large family size 25 cents.

Dr. HITCHco*ck'S LAXATIVE POWDER MULES, HORSES AND CATTLE PRICES RIGHT TERMS LIBERAL Farmers Mercantile COMPANY Battle St. Talladega SOLDIER SAVES LIFE OF TALLADEGA CITIZEN Clarence Germany Critically Injured in Accident Near Birmingham Sunday Clarence Germany of Talladega is alive today due to the cool, quick thinking of Private Edward Snyder, a soldier from Fort McClellan, Ala. Mr. Germany was critically injured Saturday night when the automobile, which he was driving, overturned near East Lake, a Birmingham residential section, Saturday night in a wreck involving five automobiles, according to witnesses at the scene of the accident.

Mr. Germany was hurled through the windshield from the impact, catsed when his car struck one of three cars already piled up on the road, cutting off his left ear and severing the jugular vein. The Talladega car was immediately struck from behind by another automobile from Anniston. While an ambulance was, being called, Private Snyder, a passenger in the Anniston car involved in the wreck, gave first aid to Mr. Germany, and held the severed ends of the vein together until the ambulance arrived at th hospital.

Doctors said that Mr. Germany would have died before reaching the hospital if this had not been done. Other passengers in the car with Mr. Germany were Mrs. Germany, Miss Grace Clark, Clarence Duffie and Clayton Bambo of Talladega and Mrs.

Lelia Daniels of Birmingham. They wree treated for minor bruises and shock. Mrs. George Thomason, sister of Mrs. Germany, said today thet Mr.

Germany had a restless night and physicians said that he was still not out of danger. USO IN PHILADELPHIA GETS HANNAH PENN HOUSE PHILADELPHIA, Nov. visiting Philadelphia have been given an historic five-story building in which to find surcease from the rigors and monotony of camp and shipboard life. Graeme Lorimer, author, editor and owner of the famed Hannah Penn House, recently deeded the proprty to the United Service Organizations for the exclusive use of soldiers, sailors and marines on leave. By January 1, the scene of many historical affairs will have been converted into one of the country's finest service men's clubs.

Its revamped interior will contain two large ball rooms, sleeping accommodations for 125 men, a comprehensive library and facilities for games and writing. The Philadelphia hospitality committee of the USO plans regular social events at the club, including two dances weekly and special entertainments every other week day night. Gallant German Airman Killed In Plane Crash BERLIN, Nov. today announced Lieut. Gen.

Ernest Udet, famous airman, was killed while testing a new weapon. Chancellor Hitler ordered a state funeral for Udet, who gained fame in the last war..

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