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Knights of Pythias
The following, by the Grand Chan
cellor of North Carolina, Rev. Byron
Clark, D. D., pastor of the First Presby
terian Church, of Salisbury, is of inter
est to all of us:
Why I Am a Pythian
I. Because Pythianism teaches friend
ship, being founded upon a Grecian scene
which offers one of the finest examples
of friendship recorded in the annals of
II. Because Pythianism teaches char
ity in thought, word, and deed. The
jaundiced mind, the acid look, the bitter
word, and the unkind deed are deplored
III. Because Pythianism teaches benev
olence, and emphasizes the obligation to
promote human happiness.
IV. Because Pythianism insists upon
the sanctity of the home.
V. Because Pythianism stands for un
sullied manhood. It protects young men
by arming their minds against tempta
VI. Because Pythianism teaches tem
perance. It is the avowed enemy of the
saloon and the underworld.
VII. Because Pythianism is a synonym
of patriotism. It teaches respect for our
flag and love for our country.
VIII. Because Pythianism is public-
spirited and aggressive. It advocates
better schools and churches, better parks
and playgrounds, better highways and
homes. It aspires for the best.
IX. Because Pythianism is a non-sec
tarian religious brotherhood, which be
lieves in God, always opens and closes
its meetings with religious exercises, and
honors the Bible by making it the most
conspicuous article of furniture in the
X. Because Pythianism speaks the lan
guage of a smile, a language which can
be understood by people of every race
There has been more or less change in
the personnel of the officers of the lodge
since the last publication. The present
officers are as follows: W. T. Rainey,
Chancellor Commander; T. W. Belk,
Vice-Chancellor; W. F. Wheeler, Prelate;
T. 0. Ragan, Master of Work; Thos. C.
Sheppard, Keeper of Records and Seal;
A. D. Howell, Master of Arms; W. M.
Davis, Master of Exchequer; B. R. Full
er, Master of Finance; C. E. Bradford,
Inner Guard; W. I. Stokes, Outer Guard.
Tallassee Lodge, No. 233 is exercising
itself in quite an active manner. During
the past few weeks, we have elected some
fifteen or more new members, and now
have some twenty members in process
awaiting the second and third degrees.
Bro. S. E. Corbett was sent as a
delegate to the district convention, held
at Salisbury, April 15. He reports
that he had a very profitable experience,
and that he enjoyed the trip very much.
Loyal Order of Moose
Badin Lodge, No. 1315, has organized
and equipped a full uniformed Degree
Team. Recently we went to Salisbury
and Winston-Salem, and initiated a class
at each place. We were well received,
and highly entertained at each place, and
had a delightful time on each occasion.
The cardinal principles of this order
are Purity, Aid, and Progress.
We pay medical bills, sick benefits, and
give aid in every way possible to help a
member in distress or the family of .i
We have, at Moo.se Heart, 111., a home
for widows and orphans which is the be.st
institution of its kind in the United
States. At Moose Heart, the childrer
are well educated, and taught whichevei
trade they seem most talented for. The)
are also taught the faith which theii
parents professed, thus performing ^
work which has never been undertaken
by any other orphans’ home.
Badin Man in Thirtieth
In the list of names of the men fro®
North Carolina who landed at Charles
ton, S. C., Friday, from the United
States Transport Pocahontas, is Funna'’
A. Bowling, Sergeant Company ’
One Hundred and Eighteenth InfantO’
son of John F. Bowling, of Badin. The**
men sailed from St, Nazaire, France, o”
March 16. Most of them went to CaCP,
Jackson, Columbia, S. C., for discharg®"
They will be home in a few days.
Pocahontas was the third ship to I*”
troops of the Thirtieth Division *
Mr. T. M. Hines, of the Salisbury
and Fuel Company, has contracted
furnish ice to the people of Badin
ing the coming season at a price
cents per one hundred pounds. This
will come from his plant in Sali®*’ ^
where he has a large retail ice trad«>
well as icing cars for the Southern
way. His representative in Badin.
Ivey, is an experienced ice man, j
intends to supply all ice demands- ||
give good service. I
“Alaska Gold” Stick Pin. 0»-ne^
W. H. Davis, Phone No. 23-5 or 53-*-
All the power-house force ar«
ing when off duty, and war
given place to cucumbers, beans-
Miss Jane Sullivan spent
relatives in Salisbur)'*
We Want to Help the
SOLDIER BOYS GET THEIR HOMES FURNISHED
Terms and I’riccs Kighl
lUDIN FURNITURE COMPANY
badin, n. c.
I have taken over the difttribntion of the
PURINA CHICKEN FEEDS
formerly handled by Mr.E. Dunham. Full liDealw^y*****
“If Chicken Chowder won’t make your h®*'*
they must l>e rooster*” ij S- ^
B. T. GARRISON FALLS ROAD