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Shall We Finish the Job?
Prior to November 11 last, the eyes
of the world were upon us, to see how
many soldiers we could get across the
Atlantic Ocean, with the necessary arms
and supplies. Our boys went across two
million strong, bearded the Boche in
his stronghold, broke the Hindenburg
line, acquitted themselves with honor,
and played their full share in bring
ing peace to Europe and to our
own land. They fought a good fight;
they kept the faith. Sixty thousand of
our heroic sons died with their faces
to the enemy. Many have returned
home strong and healthy. Many are
maimed and halt and blind. Many are
still in foreign lands. Will we keep our
faith with the boys, and finish the job?
When our boys marched away to the
“world conflict, we pledged our sacred
honor to support and maintain them.
Will we do it, or shall our pledge, like
Germany’s, be a “scrap of paper”?
This Nation—your country and mine—
has an unpaid balance of several bil
lions of dollars of war debt for a victory
that we are enjoying. The Nation must
pay the debt, if it is to continue to
exist as a nation of honor and integrity
among the great states of the world.
Sure! we will finish the job. Ameri
cans are not quitters. The world hates
a quitter. Our boys never turned their
backs to the enemy. Americans at home
will not tarnish the glory of our soldiers,
nor the honor of our Government, by
refusing to finish the job.
There are only two ways to raise this
money—by sale of bonds, or by taxes.
Which method will you choose? Will
you lend your money on a four-year
bond, bearing 4% per cent, interest, the
best security in the world; or will you
take a worthless tax receipt from the
hands of a Federal officer? It is not
only patriotic, but good business to
choose the bond. It is the opportunity
of a lifetime for the small investor.
Secretary Glass says: “The American
people should supplement the patriotism
of war with the patriotism of peace. The
'honor of our Government is involved;
and being your Government it is your
honor involved.” Governor Bickett says:
“No nation can survive that advertises to
the world that it holds money dearer
than manhood; that while it was willing
to sacrifice the only son it cannot spare
the firstlings of the flocks.” President
Wilson says: “We must fulfill to the
utmost the engagement we have made.
The Victory Liberty Loan is the indis-
Soldiers in the service, at home and
abroad, realize that their welfare and
comfort depend on us. Let us see to it,
men and women of Stanly County, that
their confidence is not abused.
This is our last campaign. Let’s make
it our best and most successful one. We
have never failed, and we will not do it
now. Let our response be unanimous,
quick, full, and complete.
Sure! We will finish the job.
Yours for victory
R. L. Smith, Chairman
A meeting of the Badin Band and
Orchestra was held at the schoolhouse,
Tuesday evening, April 8, in order to
The following elections took place:
R. V. Richards, President; R. P. Rees,
Vice-President; H. J. Smith, Secretary
The name “Tallassee Band and
Orchestra” was selected as being the
The following will take care of in
structing those playing the various in
struments; Trombones, Mr. Erb; Cor
nets, Messrs. Gomo and Funk; Clarinets
and Saxophones, Mr. Mosher; Drums and
Traps, Messrs. Graham and Reynolds.
It was also decided to hold a concert,
in order to rai.se funds to l>e applied
against the cost of the instruments. The
following committee was appointed to
attend to the arrangement: E. Mosher,
H. J. Smith, R. P. Rees, F. A. Cummings.
It was agreed that every Tuesday
evening will be the regular night for
band practice at the schoolhouse, and
that the members should l>e there
promptly at 8 p. m. The orchestra will
meet on Friday nights, at the school-
hou.se, at 8 p. m.
Mr. Mosher was elected as bandmaster
and director of the orchestra.
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Housefly Threatens You
More Americans were killed by f
here at home last year than were si
on the battlefields of France.
Flies sent more human beings i
their graves within the past twt
months than all the wild beasts of
the wild jungles, mountains, and pla
of the world did.
The fly is more dangerous than
roaring lion, the slinking tiger, the c
ing snake, or the crouching wildcat,
cause it is easier to avoid the lion, tif
snake, or wildcat.
The fly has killed more people tl
all the criminal murderers of all nati'
and all time.
The fly is never harmless, and al"'*
Flies kill more human beings
earthquakes, tornadoes, floods,
Flies kill more people each year t*"
are drowned that year in all the I***
rivers, ponds, oceans combined.
Flies are more deadly than
snakes, more to be dreaded than
eating sharks, and more to be
than the gila monster or the
Here’s some expert testimony o"
subject of flies: jj
“In its habits, the fly is probably
most objectionable insect with ^ ^
man comes in contact,” says Dr. E
A. Sweet, of the United States ^
Health Service, who adds: [,i
“The fly not only breeds in
it continues to frequent objec^|®
material thruout the days of
istence, leaving only to invade th* ^
dence of man, contaminate his
oftentimes to spread disease.
“Flies may transmit disease t!
of two ways. The first methol ^ ^
mechanical transference, whe«^^ ^
insect becomes contaminated -V
parasites or m«cro-«rjfanisms
as a consequence of frequenti**^!^
and places where these agents ^
thus carrying pathogenic orjr**"'
rectly to food and drink partak***
“Milk, which is one of the
for the growth of bacteria. m*>' ^ ^
taminated by flie* merely