News of the past

[news] News of the past 100 Years Ago – March 15, 1917
The March 15 edition was not available, but here is a sample of advertisers in March 1917.  
The FAIR COMPANY advertised “The New Wilson” [sewing] Machines for $35.00.  –  Silk Hosiery, “The Kind that gives good wear,” with a high spliced heel, were $1 per pair.  –  Men’s silk hose were 50 cents per pair.  –  Silk gloves were priced at $1, while very dainty handkerchiefs were selling for 10 cents.  
W. P. HAMMOND advertised, “Thorough-bred Indian Runner Duck eggs for sale, from the best laying strain in the south.  Price $1.50 per setting of 13.”
HARRIS BROTHERS ran a half page ad on the “Big Furniture Sale” running from March 23 to April 6.  Wood beds regularly $2.50 were on sale for $1.98.   The $15 beds now priced at $12.  A full line of iron beds at similar prices.   $7.50 oak dressers with mirrors were priced at $5.85.  The $17.50 dresser now priced at $15.00.  This “overstock” sale was due to bad weather last fall and the failure to sell two cars of furniture.  
MRS. THOS. G. HOPKINS invited all to come in to see her line of millinery before buying this year’s Easter hats.  
N. L. TOMLINSON advertised that he had “some Registered Durock Pigs for sale.”
75 Years Ago – March 12, 1937
County Health Officer, H. B. Watkins announced that free diphtheria vaccinations would be available at eight locations around the county for all children, black and white, ages 6 months to 8 years.  
LOUISVILLE:  Miss Corrinne Phillipps and Miss Joyce Robinson attended the KA dance at Miss. State Friday night.  –  Mrs. G. W. Davidson of Meridian is here on a visit to her mother, Mrs. Forbes and sister, Miss Thelma Forbes.  –  Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Livingston, Mrs. T. A. Parks, Miss Dacus, Miss Zona Hinze spent from Friday until Sunday in Mobile, where they viewed the Azalea Trail.  
DEATHS:  Funeral services were held for Mrs. Lizzie Yoe McGraw, 84, in Good Hope Church on Wednesday afternoon, March 10.  She was the widow of D. W. McGraw and the daughter of Rhodeham and Samantha Yoe.  
NOXAPATER:  Mr. and Mrs. Archie Carter of Meridian are here on a visit to their parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Carter.  –  Miss Cecil Caperton left Friday for Vance, where she will visit her sister, Mrs. Carl Lipe and family.  –  Mrs. Sue Woodall is in a Meridian hospital for treatment.  
On February 17, 1937, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Kirkpatrick, a surprise birthday dinner was prepared for their mother, Mrs. T. F. Kilpatrick.  A beautiful white cake with 65 pink candles was lit up at the dinner table.