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ON FOREIGN SALES
STRIKING EXAMPLE SHOWN OF
TAR HEEL COTTON.
BUY AND THEN RESELL TO US
Georgia Buyers Pay 2 Cents Expenses
on Cotton from North Carolina and
Then Return It At a Profit.
The fact that North Carolina cotton
has been unjustly discriminated
against in favor of the Georgia pro
duct has never been better illustrated
than this year, says O. J. McConrell,
former cotton grader for this state,
and warehous superintendent, who is
now in the cotton business in Fay
"The cotton crop in Georgia this
year is unusually short," said Mr. Mc-
Connell, "and the Georgia buyers are
coming into North Carolina, purchas
ing the cotton from Tar Heel farmers,
shipping it to Georgia, having it
compressed and reshipping this same
cotton to North Carolina manufactur
ers and selling it for more than the
North Carolina farmer can possibly
sell his cofton for. This is due to the
fact that the Georgia cotton has a bet
ter reputation among buyers
Carolina cotton. The Georgia pro
duct is supposed to have a little bet
"This theory is exploded, however."
Mr. McConnell says, "by the expe
riences of this year, when the North
Carolina grown -cotton has been sub
stituted for the Georgia cotton and
the buyers and cotton experts have
not detected the difference and are
illing to pay a little higher price for
->tton shipped from North Carolina
Georgia and back again. The Geor
a buyers are paying about three
irters of a cent a pound freight
h ways, and a half a cent for com
essing. Even with this additional
st they are able to sell the cotton to
orth Carolina mills at a profit.
Asheville Secures Next Reunion.
A most refreshing chapter in the
peace history of the immortal Thir
tieth division has been the first re
union just closed at Greenville, S. C.,
and, written in such a manner, the
association promises to live on and
on, adding new laurels to its name for
service to mankind. The action of
the association paves the way to an
other chapter equally as interesting
at Asheville, N. C, next year, this
city having been selected as the place
of the next reunion.
State Gets Asphalt Plant
As part of the surplus war material
which is being distributed by the War
Department to the different states,
the State Highway Commission has
[ just received a huge asphalt plant,
valued at approximately $20,000. The
plant is capable of laying 1,000 yards
of cement per day.
Distinguished Service Corps.
R. B. House, collector of war rec
ords for the North Carolina Historical
commission, has just completed the
compilation of North Carolina men in
the world war who have been award
ed the Distinguished Service Cross.
There are 164 of them.
Promote Health of Women.
Washington.—On a mountain top
overlooking Asheville, N. C , the Unit
ed States training corps for the pro
motion of the health of women is
planning to open a big camp next
spring to which women of all South
ern states would be permitted en
ncrease in Car Fare.
The North Carolina Corporation
Commission has filed an order per
mitting the Asheville Power ond
Light Company to increase its charge
for street railway passenger service
from five to six cents except for
school children who will pay two and
Appeal for Co-Operation.
A special committee from a confer
ence in which Governor Bickett, State
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Brooks, and representatives of the
leading educational thought of the
egro race in this state, participated,
agreed on a basis of co-operation de
iired to be country-wide and design
ed to keep down the baneful race
feelings and misunderstandings that
give rise to race riots. This commit
tee will issue an appeal to the people,
white and colored.
I Wholesale Grocers to Meet.
The North Carolina Wholesale
1 rocers Association will hold its 1919
I convention in Raleigh Thursday, Oc-
I tober 8, according to announcement
jby the chamber of commerce.
I The association has a membership
I . about °SO grocers and the conven
♦»6n there will be one of the most im-
Srtant in several years because of
present high cost of living. The
■ftject of high prices and their bear
on the business of the wholesal
ers will form a most interesting part
of the discussions.
Aiding South Carolinians.
The records of the North Carolina
Historical Commission are being call
ed into frequent service to enable
Confederate veterans, formerly of
North Carolina, now residents of
South Carolina, to secure pensions
from the latter state. A recent act of
the South Carolina legislature liberal
izes the Confederate pension law of
that state so that any Confederate
veteran, resident of South Carolina,
no matter what state he enlisted from,
is entitled to a pension if he can
prove his service from official rec
ords, or by the affidavits of at least
two other Confederate soldiers.
For this -purpose, a large number of
Confederate veterans who entered the
army from North Carolina, hut are
now citizens of the Palmetto state, are
calling into requisition the war rec
ords in possession of the North Car
olina Historical Commission.
Speakers for Cotton Drive.
Volunteer speakers, including some
of the leading men in North Carolina,
will campaign for the North Carolina
branch of the American Cotton Asso-
according to announcement
from Mr. T. B. Parker, chairman of
the Speakers' Bureau, who is assign
ing the speakers to various meeting
places In the state. Among the head
liners will be Robert N. Page, Biscoe,
candidate for governor; W. O. Saun
ders, Elizabeth City, candidate for
Congress; State Highway Commis
sioner J. E. Cameron, Kinston; ex-
Senator Frank Gough, Lumberton;
Senator W. B. Cooper, Wilmington,
candidate for lieutenant-governor.
Honor Dead at Gettysburg.
Washington (Special). Senator
Simmons has taken up with the chair
man of the Gettysburg Battlefield
commission, Gettysburg, Pa., the mat
ter of securing permission for the
erection at that place by the North
Carolina society of the daughters of
the revolution of a monument or
marker at the particular place where
our North Carolinians made possible
our slogan, "Further at Gettysburg."
Mrs. Marshall Williams, of Faison,
North Carolina, regent of the North
Carolina society, D. A. R., states in •
letter to Senator Simmons that as di
rector of the Gettysburg Monument
fund, she now has in hand approxi
mately SSOO for this purpose. Mrs.
Williams also states that some Vir
ginians question our history facts but
that, "We know North Carolina dead
were found furthest in the enemy's
line and we want to designate the
Urging Race Harmony.
While leading white men in North
Carolina are devoting time and energy
toward cementing friendlier relations
between the races in the state, lead
ing negroes are counseling members
of their own race for peace and har
mony without agitation.
C. M. Eppes, of Greenville, has just
addressed a letter to the negroes of
the state in which he advises his peo
ple against "thoughtless leaders in
side and outside the state." In like
connection, Rev. B. F. Martin, one of
the most prominent and best known
negro preachers in the state writes
Col. James H. Young here congratu
lating him upon his safe leadership.
To Invite 30th to Raleigh.
An invitation to hold its 1920 reun
ion in Raleigh will be extended the
30th division at its meeting in Gr°en
i*lle, S. C. Col. Albert L. Cox was
requested by the directors of the
chamber of commerce to invite the
division here next year.
Counties Plan Warehouses.
Farmers, bankers and other busi
ness men in at least eleven of the cot
ton growing counties of North Caro
lina are planning to build co-operative
warehouses for tue storage of cotton
and other produce, reports Mr. W. R.
Camp, state warehouse superintend
ent and chief of the North Carolina
division of markets.
Meet of Historical Association.
After an interval of two years since
its last session, the North Carolina
State Literary and Historical Associa
tion will meet this year in Raleigh
with one of the most varied and in
teresting programs since its organi
zation. The dates for the session
have been fixed at November 20-21.
Government ftates Necessary.
Officials of the Southern Bell Tele
phone company appeared before the
corporation commission and gave tes
timony and argument in support of
their petition for the commission to
order the continuance of the increas
ed telephone rates and charges, ex
change and long distance, that the
government put in force during fed
The urgent necessity for this was
stressed through presentation of evi
dence of further increased cost of
operation and decreased revenue.
Virginia Sends Warning.
A threat from the secretary of the
commonwealth to prohibit the use of
North Carolina automobile license
over the roads of Virginia if the al
leged practice of effacing or chang
ing factory numbers of cars is
not discontinued brought from the
North Carolina secretary of state the
reply that if the officers of the law
Virginia are a little more vigilant,
jit will not be "necessary to punish
thousands of law abiding North Car
olinians in the place of a few of you*
THE COURIER, FOREST CITY, N. C.
Some Charming Street Shapes
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Hats for street wear vary all tne
way from the plain, business-like
banded sailor, in leathers, plush or silk
beaver, and similar hats in trlcorne
and four-cornered shapes, to those
with rolling and curved brims as new
and original as those shown In tne
group above. The demand for variety
In hats is insistent, as it is In otner
matters of dress. Starting with tiie
banded sailor for example, even this
plain model is shown in many varia
tions. The crowns are sometimes high
and sometimes low. They are either
round or square and straight or belled.
Brims are more or less wide, and they
may be straight or curve upward.
These hats are favorites with business
The shapes shown in the group are
less severe and equally popular. They
are cunningly thought out to suit the
various types of faces. Among them
soft crowns are almost universal, and
the brims fashioned to prove becoming,
no matter what may be the peculiari
ties of the wearer. Velvet, beaver,
duvetyn, leather and other fabrics are
used for making these shapes and
often two colors or two materials in
the same color, make a contrast be
tween brim and crown. Innumerable
small, chic feather ornaments have
Dividing Honors With Street Suits
The "all-day dress" appears to have
come to stay, and is dividing honors
with the tailored suit for street, trav
eling and business wear. It is defined
by its name and is a garment for morn
ing or afternoon wear, which made
its appearance after the war began to
curtail the supply of tailors, and a
substitute for suits that could be made
by dressmakers had to be promoted.
An example of a draped all
day dress is shown in the picture.
It is made of brown in tricotine,
with a fascinating cascade of folds
formed by draping the material at the
right side, and a long row of round
covered buttons lending interest to the
left side of the skirt. The very sim
ple, surplice bodice is gathered in at
the waistline and joined to the skirt
with a piping of the goods. The dress
opens at the right side and a long nar
row sash of the material ties here, in
the simplest of loops and the most
casual manner. A piping at the neck
opening would make a severe finish if
it were not for flat silk braid, put on
in poiuts, that gives a pretty and origi
nal finish to the bodice, and appears
on the sleeves from elbow to wrist.
been made for trimming hats of this
character, and those who have an Im
agination for ribbons conceive many
tailored ribbon ornaments for them.
Fancy ornamental pins, with large
heads and composition ornaments, in
imitation ivory, jet and other things —
as tortoise shell for one—make a va
riety of simple trims possible.
The shape at the upper left of the
group has a rolling brim that curves
and is thrust out to the front in a way
that proves becoming to mature faces.
Just below it at the lower left Is an
opposite. In this shape the back of
the hat is extended and the front
shortened, with brim turned back.
This gives the "fleeting profile," becom
ing to youthful faces and regular fea
tures. The shape at the upper right
hand Is a familiar favorite that al
most any one can wear, and that at
the lower right is one of those smart
trieornes that delight the heart of the
Holding the center of the group is
one interpretation of the perennial
French sailor, with brim rolling up
ward and a soft crown made of sec
tions of velvet in a contrasting color.
The shape's the thing to consider first
in selecting millinery and there Is one
for every face.
It will be noticed that the hat worn
with this dress is a strictly tailored
affair of black hatters' plush, one of
the many banded sailors that are busi
ness-like and popular for street wear.
Grosgrain ribbon makes its very effec
Many an alUday dress was once a
street suit. There are so many de
signs for making these one-piece frocks
that they tempt the thrifty to remodel
suits that are out of style, or show
signs of wear, and give them a new
lease on life. With the popularity of
more fanciful styles remodeling be
comes easier, and it is the fashion to
be economical. With a world in need
of clothes, every yard of wool or cot
ton goods should make itself useful
in the wardrobe or be eliminated from
it. Many people are in need of clothes
for the coming winter, and many have
more than they need. If you have a
suit that has served its day with you
pass it along to some one who can re
model it into a. good k*king dress.
MECKLEMRIS CENSUS TAKERS
Both Men and Women Are Eligible for
the Work, Which Rule Applies to
fc -ery Community in State.
Charlotte. —About 40 census enu
merators for Mecklenburg county will
be needed in the taking of the 1920
census, work on which will in
January, according to the announce
ment made by Prof. J. M. McConnell,
of Davidson, census supervisor for
the 10 counties of the ninth congres
Mr. McConnell announces that both
men and women are eligible for this
work, which pays $4 to $6 a day, ap
plications for which should be in his
hands within the next 10 days or two
weeks. Simple and practical tests
are required, a person with a com
mon school education and who can
write legibly being usually qualified,
Mr. McConnell states.
Applications for these places should
be made to Mr. McConnell at David
son right away in order that they
may be considered properly, the tests
having been scheduled for around No
vember 1, it is announced.
Laurinburg.—The crop is raDidly
opening and is being rapidly picked.
Ordinary pickers are picking from
300 pounds to more than 500 pounds
per day. The prices are inducing and
the weather is ideal.
Rocky Mount. —An increase of ovei
$2,000,000 in the city banks since
1917 furnishes a most accurate indi
cation of the prosperity which this
city has enjoyed within the past two
Winston-Salem. —About one-half of
the Southern railway freight station,
with the exception of the brick walls,
was destroyed by fire, entailing a losfl
of several thousand dollars.
Fayetteville.—October 29th will be
military day at Cape Fear Fair, whicb
will be held this year on October 28,
29, 30 and 31. Plans for a big mili
tary feature on the second day are
being made. Organizations from
Camp Bragg will participate.
Monroe. —Two bales of long staple
cotton were sold to George L. Hart, a
buyer on this market, for 48 1-2 cents
a pound. The bales weighed 515
pounds each, and the check was
drawn for $495.68.
Durham. —Eighty dollais and 15
cents was the average price paid by
a local warehouse for tobacco during
the past week. The average is the
highest made during the 40 years of
the Durham market, and is possibly
a record for North Carolina.
Lumberton. —Labor organizers hare
been in Lumberton for several days
making an effort to orgaaize the em
ployees of the four cottcn mill 3 here
Into a branch of a labor union. One
report says they are not taking on
the idea of organization.
Asheville.—As the result of a seri
ous explosion of several pieces of dy
namite on the grounds of the Blue
Ridge Lime company's plant at
Fletcher the six month old baby of
Mr. and Mrs Everett Gilliam died at
the Mission hospital and Mrs. Gilliam
is now at the same hospital in a most
serious condition, small hope for her
recovery being entertained.
Charlotte. —Marvin L. Ritch, Char
lotte lawyer, who has been identified
with organizing labor in the state for
several weeks, has announced that he
would probably make the race for
Congress in the ninth district, at the
same time denying that he has over
organized negroes in this county and
that he has had anything to do *rith
the recall petition now in the hands
of the city clerk.
Wilmington.—Housewives here, pro
moters of the consumers league an
nounce that shortly a community
stoie will be opened here. This an
nouncement came on the heels of the
oublication list of the fair price com
mittee in which the women declare
the fair price committee has fixed the
price of many commodities at consid
erably more than those commodities
are bringing in Wilmington stores.
Whiskey Sale Blamed.
Asheville. —The alleged shooting of
Lee Buckner by Monroe Hensley in
Weaverville is now being attributed/'
according to reports, to a quarrel
over the proceeds from the sale of 24
gallons of whiskey which the two men
are said to have procured in Yancey
It is rumored that Hensley did most
of the selling and that Buckner went
to his home for a settlement. It is
supposed that during a controversy
arising over the division of the profits
Buckner was shot.
Shot While Auto Riding.
Lumberton.— Mrs. George Single
tary, her three year old child, and
Charlie Edwards are in the hospital
seriously injured as the result of gun
shot wounds received while riding ,n
an automobile on the public road four
miles east of Lumberton.
Mrs. S?ngletary was struck by two
bullets, the child by one and Edwards
It is nlleged that Mrs. Singletary's
husband, who was riding on the rear
seat w : th the wounded three, f.red tba
shots in a fit of jealousy.
IS TO BE BUILT
RALEIGH MASONS GET OPTION
ON SITE CONSIDERED AS
ILL LODGES FM ACTION
Artion of Mass Meeting of All Lodge*
to Discuss Subject, Ratified and
Committees Empowered to Act.
Raleigh.—The Masonic bodies of
Raleigh recently took steps looking
toward the eventual erection of a Ma
sonic Temple in Raleigh, when vir
tually all the lodges ratified the ac
tion of a mass meeting, and appoint
ed committees with power to act in
the purchase of the Waitt property
at the corner of McDowell and Har
gett streets. The bodies already
have an option on this property.
It was at the mass meeting in the
Masonic Temple, presided over by
Mr. Sam Hinsdale, chairman of a
committee which has been investigat
ing the feasibility of erecting a teip
r>le. that the unanimous vote was tak
p- tha of purchasing the
property In question.
High Point. —Mrs. Thomas W.
Bickett, wife of the governor, deliv
ered an address in St. Mary's Episco
pal church in the interest of the cam
paign now under way by the church.
Hickory.—A distressing accident
occurred just beyond Icard, Burke
county, when Noah Huffman, aged 26
' ——-'prl, wis almost instantly
killed when his motor truck turned
Winston-Salem. This city this
month smashed another record, the
sale of revenue stamps totaling the
immense sum of $7,174,229.71.
This means the manufacture and
shipment of several million pounds of
tobacco during the month.
Asheville. —For the first time, It is
believed in the history of North Car
olina, a woman has been elected
county superintendent of schools, this
honor falling to Miss Ethel Terrell
when the county board of education
elevated her to this position.
Andrews. This town doubtless
holds the record for really effectual
fire prevention among the substantial
towns of the state equipped with
water works, fire department, elec
tric lights and other standard muni
cipal equipment, in that there has
not been a fire here within the past
Lexington.—Another evidence of
the new life which Lexington is tak
ing on Is the fact that the young men
of the town formed a permanent or
ganization to be known as the Lexjing
ton Athletic club, the purpose of
which is to promote football, terinie,
minstrels, and other activities. I
Greenville. —Word reaches Green
ville that there Is a probability that
Chdwan college, Baptist institution,
will be removed from Murfreesboro
to a larger city. Greenville will make
a bid for this most excellent school.
Fayetteville.—A want ad inserted in
a local paper not only restored D. H.
Beard's automobile which had been
standing in front of a five and ten
cent store, but brought about the ar
rest of a former civilian guard at
Camp Bragg who is charged with hav
ing taken the car and sold it for $475.
Washington (Special)— Out of the
three specialists called here to con
fer with Dr. Carey T. Grayson on
the President's condition are two na
tives of North Carolina, Dr. Sterling
Ruffin and Dr. Edward R. Stitt. Dr.
Ruffin, of the well-known Ruffin fam
ily of North Carolina, is the leading
practitioner of the District of Colum
bia. Dr Stitt is a son of the late
Capt. Ed. Stitt, of Charlotte. He is
the leading diagnostician of the navy.
Airplanes At Greensboro.
Greensboro. —Greensboro was visit
ed by three Curtiss JN-4 airplanes,
brought by Chief Instructors H. W.
Powers, Robert Shank, and O. M.
Jenkins, of Atlantic City.
They will be here several days, and
will make flights as often as the peo
ple of this and nearby cities have the
kale to pay for aerial trips. A land
ing field has been located at Guilford
college, while the Daniel, Benbow,
and Cobb fields may also be used, ac
cording to Chief Instructor Powers.
New Business Manager.
Winston-Salem.—Frank C. Page,
son of the late Walter Page, former
ambassador to England, for years edi
tor of World's Work, succeeds N. L.
Cranford as business manager of The
Morning Journal, the change becom
ing effective at once.
Mr. Page, it is learned, has secured
a large block of stock in the publica
tion. Mr. Cranford, who retires to
devote his time to a position in the
revenue service to which e was -
cently appointed, retains his intere.t
in The Journal.