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Hertford County herald. (Ahoskie, N.C.) 1910-1957, April 19, 1918, Image 1

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? mm -* mm i 7^7^ ?? ? ,7?\'f , *5?'? TSL''I| ' ? WEA8HER REPORT?Probably rain Friday. Coo'er in interior, probably much cooler Friday. Light variable winds becoming north. Hertford County Herald A PAPER WORTH WHILE ? ? J!: VOL. DC AH08KIE, N. C. FRIDAY APRIL, 1#, 1918 NUMBER 13 L # VASTEST GUN BATTLE IN FRENCH HISTORY OVER A FRONT OF FIFTY MILKS ALLIED GUNS ARE POUNDING ENEMY POSITIONS AND MANY MILES TO REAR OF LINE ! A* \ ? " INTIMATES FOCH STRATEGY BEHIND MOVE n With the French armies afield, April 18.?Every inch of the Ger man lines from south of the Som me to the Oise front, comprising fifty-five and eighty-nine hun dreth miles, is being pounded by the vastest artillery eoncentra tion yet attained- by the French. Even the country for miles in the rear of the enem's positions is under bombardment. Prisoners say that the cannon ading, in addition to preventing1 the digging of a single trench, ia inflicting heavy losses. PARIS OMlTi FRENCHjPASTRY Washington, Apr 18.?What is war without French pastry? And nice creamy coffee t French pastry is no more in Paris. The afternoon tea, accord ing to Mrs. I4a Clyde Clarke, novelist, consists of tea and "war bread" Mrs. Clarke says there are rfo beautiful gowns to be seen in Paris and everyone seems to be in mourning. "OBEY ORDERS" EVEN GENERALS With the American army 011 the Lorraine Front, April 18.? Tin hatted and with his gas mask on his chest a certain Brigadier General recently accompainied visitors from home on a tour of the trenches. Coming to a dug out, where a lieutenant was in command, the part-v stopped aiul the General, looking like any other fighting American of the line, explained to his guest how the men lived. He finally sugges ted to the lieutenant that the vis itors be shown in the dugout, with the following results: ?"Sorry, sir, out 11 is mtohj against orders to admit anyone to dugouts." "But, you can show these gen tlemen, can't yout" "No sir." "Who did you get your orders from?" "From Colonel Hlank, sir." "And who did he get his order from T" "From Gewral sir." "Well, I'm General ? The lieutenant blushed through the mud that had splattered on his face. The General eompli mented him on his observance of orders. The visitor had just a little peek at the dugout. | COTfONMARKET I Open High I.ow dow May 29.90 29.90 29.05 29.0.1 July 29.40 29.40 28.80 28,6(1 Oet. 29.25 29.35 27.30 27.30 Dm. * 28.95 28.95 27.15 27.15 Jan. 28.90 28.90 27.18 27.18 L ft bi.. UKRAINE NOW GERMAN COLONY Washington, April 18.?Aus trian troops in Ukraine havve re fused to do service on the west front, or evr'n in Italy, according to rumors reaching the state de partment. In addition .to' these rumors authentic information showed that the Teutons are trying to covert Ukraine into a German-Austrian <? >Jouv insofar as possible. The Teutons have cut off all communi cation between Ukraine and Rus sia, supplanting Ukraine officials with Austrian and German offi cials. ANOTHERFLOUR MILL IS CLOSED Raleigh, April 18.?Albormarle Milling Co., a flour mill located in Albermarle, Stanly county, has been closed by the Food Admin istrations rules and regulations governing mills. The Albemarle mill was using more than 264 pounds o? wheat in the manufac ture of 196 pounds of flour and was also disregarding the Food Administration's schedule of mill feed price*. The Food Adminis tration is right behind the flour milling industry and every mill which is found to be violating the Food Administration's rules and regulations hereafter may look for nothing except drastic action. A number of other mills are under invostigatin and ono doubt other licenses will be revoked in the immediate future. Ilindenburg can now plead, as his apology for breaking that Paris date, that his royal master wouldn't let him. j WILSON WINS 1 STATEDEBATE Chapel llill, N. C. April 16.? Before an audience that more i than taxed the capacity of Ger rard Ilall, the Wilson High School ' represented by Tlwmas Buffton i1 and Will Anderson, triutnphed 1 vver the Jamestown High School, | represented by Willies*Staley and ' I Nelle Hayn^s. Wilson defended I theaegative, while Jamestown sup- | ported the affirmative of the : query: Resolved, vthat Congress ] should enact a law providing for the compulsory arbitration of in- j dustrial disputes. j t " No final debate in the history j of the high school debating union I of North Carolina has been closer ] ' or more exciting. Both teams received the rapt attention of the audience and were frequently in terrupted j>jV applause. The j speeches were'declared by many as much above the average, and | the rebuttals were brilliant and full of vigor. One new feature was introduc ed last night. Gold medals were presented to all four debaters who took part in the final con test. These were given by Presi dent Edward K. Graham and Prof. M. C. S. Noble of the School of Education. I In opening. President Graham declared that "these debates have come to be a real influence in state life". lie spoke of the closeness of the contest this year and the fine spirit shown, even though the weather was a bad break in the game. Prof. N. W. Walker, in delivering the cud. spoke of the far-reaching influ ence of the debates, which have been listened to by 100,000 North Carolinians throughout the state There were .'100 schools participa ting this year. After the debate, j ] a reception was tendered the vis-;, . itors in the gymnasiuHh ?[, Wilson now wins the cup for , the second time.. It came out vie-' torious in 1915, when Ethel Gard ner and Lalla Rookh Flemming represented Wilson. i ^ Uncle Sam might have thought he really had hurt the Dutch man's feelings when he took over those ships, if he hadn't seen the old fellow wink the off eye at the same time he let out the howl. 1 The Germans have caphired Ham. Let lis hope it was picked1 clean to the bongtthiui they took < 1 2 FLOUR SCON TO BE CHEAPER Washington, April 18.?Flour j millers and middlemen have mil lions in swollen profits since ths! war opened, according to informa tion reaching the food administra tion. Government supervision has however been petting the upper hand and prices are on the down irradc, the federal trade commis sion stated in a report to the president. i Government price fixing to gether with the food administra tion regulations over the miller lod distributor will result this :>eing several dollars a barrell lower to the consumer than last cear. AGAINST GLUT IN CHICKEN MARKET Washington Api'il 18.?The United States Department of Agriculture ?again advises farmers to. sett their hens gradually and not to glut the market immediate ly after April 20, when the re striction against sale of hens is removed. Hons should be sold gradually. This will stablize the market and bring better prices for them. It also means more eggs. Every laying hen at "this season produces eggs at far less cost for feed than during the win ter. KAISER EXCLAIMS AT WAR HORROR Amsterdam, April 18.?"What hav'nt 1 done to prevent the world from these horrors" Kis iT Wilhrlifi is quoted as saying rluring a visit to the battle front, according to .dispatches to the Lokan Angeizer. CYCLONE SWEPT CAMP SHELBY Camp Shelby, Miss., April 18.? One soldier was killed and more than a sc<>re injured in the toll r>f a terriffic cyclone which swept a portion of this cantonment late yesterday. j' EXPERTS PLAN POST WAR TRADE; Cincinnati, O., April 18.?"Dol lar-a-year" experts of the United States government dropped their official duties today to meet for eign-consuls of the U. S., repre sentatives of the department of foreign and domestic commerce, smd the biggest business men of America in the Fifth National Foreign Trade Convention here. I The convention was postponed in February because Uncle Sam needed the services of his experts in Washington. Now. however they come to Cincinnati with his approval to map our a system for extension of America's foreign trade after the war. The National .Foreign Trade Council plans to act along three lines at the convention: To systematically increase and extend the foreign commerce of the country and thns build up a gold .supply to aid in successful prosecution of the war. To frame.a program for holding foreign trade gains macfe during the war. To work for a merchant marine which will assure America trade leadership of the world. Consuls will be withdrawn from many) parts of the world to at tend the sessions. Among the prominent speakers will be: C. A. Hinsch of Cincinnati, President American Bankers's As sociation ; Philip B. Kennedy, commercial attache of London; M. E. Farr, Cleveland, President American Shipbuilding Co.; F. W. Taussig, chairman U. S. Tariff Commission; James M. Cox, gov ernor of Ohio; E. NT. Hurley, chairman U. S. Shipping Board: and J. A. Farrell. president 1'. S. Steel Corporation. UNION NEWS Mr. and Mrs.' E. E. Matthews of' Raleigh,. N. <\ were the guest of his1 parents, Mr.. and Mrs. J. B? Matthews | I iff week. Mrs. (Maude Racbuck, from William* 'ton, eame Thursday to apend a few 'days with her uncle Mr. W. J. Ynugh. an. * Mr. Claude Duke, who has been working in Roxohel, has come home *?o spend a few duys, owing to an iu 'jury to his foot. We are worry to report that Mr?. J. Charles is on the sick list thia Week. Mrs. Bob Rawla, of Lwiston, is visit ing her daughter, Mrs. J. E. Parker. Mr. Howard Oden, of Washington, visited the home of Mr. J. J, Duko 'last Sunday. Mr. T. E. Brown, of Raleigh, w:i* !? town last week. ? Mr. .1. If. Horton upent last Monday * night in Norfolk. WANTED?Young women cftflrtng to enter nurses training school. Apply at oace to 8upt. Lakeview Hospital, 4 Suffolk, V?. ,4.l*.4Fri. . "Ceernin lied," said Clemen cean. Truly, brevity is the ?oul c 1 v.! I. MASSED ENEMY WAVES AGAIN MOWED DOWN THREE DISTINCT ATTACKS BY GERMAN TROOPS IN MAS ER FORMATION WERE MDE AGAINST BRITISH FRONT AND REPULSED '. a i TERR I! OR Y GAIN DISCOUNTED BY LOSSES -? ?n London, April 18-.?"The Ger mans, attacking in three waves, southeast of Kemmel Hill, press ed us back slightly at one point, but counter attacks restored the situation and shortly after mid day the attack was repulsed at all p..,.its," reports General Ha1g today. "In Hailleul the enemy in three attacks before mid-day were com pletely repulsed. Our line of yesterday is intact along the whole front, and there was 110 change on the British front dur ing the night. ----- ? The Germans are again in pos session of Wytschaete and Met eren. The British recaptured these villiage* in counter attacks yesterday morning, but were com pelled to evacuate them again in the face of continued enemy as | saults. The French are eo-oper ' ating with the British on this front. The German war office claim that the British abandoned Pas* | chendaele, Poelcaple and Lange mark in their retirement east of "pres. A Belgian communique (said that between Lebclandert and Ypres a massed German at tack (rained an advantage, but counter assault restored thene positions, resulting in the capture of six hundred prisoners. Continued e;ieiny bombard- . ment north of Mortdidifr is re ported in a French night commu nique. The French, it stated, had laid down a counter bombardment of heavy artillery Pre from Gfv cnchcssy eastward of Kobecq, continuing until dawn, Between Loeon* and Robecq yere local at tacks. The fighting yesterday in the N'ieppe forejt and on Wjtschaete we* extremely severe, according to reports coming in. whiflh es tablish the severity of the enemy losses. FOCH General F. Foch, Generalissimo of the Allied Armies en the West | front, was born at Tari c in 1851. I<kie Marshal Jnffre his career he- i (ran in Ihe Franco-Prussian War J when- he enlisted a? a volunteer 3 in the 4th Kciriment of Infantry, j 11<' is however an artilleryman, i . receiving his education at the i Keole Polytechnii|tie and the Ecole j I>* Artillery de Fontainbleau. In "j ?1875 he was comrai.?uoned a j lieutenant of artillery and serr ied-in^ various artillery regiment* . iintil he was made a colonel, in , j lJKKl.. Later tie vn n member o? : fho General StuiT" uud taught at .4 the War College. At the oiiibreak f>T war he was in comm. ft <f the Twentieth Division of Artillery. <1 It was he who defeated the Im perial Prussian Guard at the bat- j . tie of the arne aiitd directed th<? 1 'r.-eu :? Yrit" Germans May Use Great Cun Like This to Bombard Paris Mf

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