W.F. Bond, state superintendent of education served
in the capacity of toastmaster at the "Know Mississippi eBtter train
held last night at the Edwards hotel and attended by a large number.
After the invocation by Dr. R.L. Campbell, the gathering sang the well know song, "Mississippi That Grand Old State of Mine," with Mr. and Mrs. Ed Fugitt directing.
Various members of the K.M.B. party which recently returned from its tour throughout the northwest and parts of Canada, made short talks.
Dennis Murphree, originator of the train and ex-chairman, who is a candidate for lieutenant-governor, told about some of the plans for next year's trip.
Exhibits for the 1931 train were explained by J.C. Holton, state commissioner of agriculture.
Railroad representative were introduced by Mr. Bond.
Dr. Falix J. Underwood, state health officer, had charge of the response of the executive committee.
Success of the get-together last night was approposed to the rapid development , in effectiveness and fame, of the Know Mississippi Better tour since its organization by Mr. Murphree six years ago.
The event has come to be looked forward to by people all over Mississippi each year. Being a member of the K.M.B. train's personnel not only affords hundreds of Mississippians wonderful vacation, but has spread the good-will and advertising of the Magnolia State throughout many section of the county, and even into Canada, within the past few years.
(unknown newspaper clipping at Archives, 1931)