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I. W. WEST DRUG CO.
MOUNT A»Y,. N. C.
List mi A>Mnw» mi Amy
The following itatMMnU w* from
|Jm Official lavkv of tk* tint Year
W War, mad* public by the Committee
am Poblie Information:
Total estimated tiptnx of the
United State* Government in the first
year of war without loans to tba allies
During the first year of war the
Unit*! State* Army baa increased in
actual *tr»ngth from 9/>24 officer* and
20.'.",10 enlisted men to I23.A01 officers
and I,r>2Jt,J»2I enlisted man. Strength
of the Navy today is nearly 21,000 and
830.000 enliatcd men; strength a year
ago wax 4,792 officer* and 77,94«> en
lit-d men. The total number of per
soii* now in the Naval K*tahlmhment
The first contingent of the expe
ditionary forces landed safely at a
French p«rt HH days after war wa.«
declared. American troops went on
the line for their baptism of fire 1M7
day. after war was declared.
Nearly 73.000 mechanics and other
civilian employees are working at'
navy yards and stations.
More than 700 privately owned ves
aels have been purchased or chartered
by the Navy.
Some 300 wollen mill* are working
mi Army 'on .racta.
Over 20,000,000 pair* of shoes have
been ordered for the Army.
Treasury Department floated $#,
»">K>,532,100 < ubsrriptions to Liberty'
Louis to a total of J3.882.5WO.OOO
had been made to (ofctlliferent na
tions to end of 1917.
*i otal weight of steel thrown bjr a
aingle broadside from the Pennsylvan
ia today is 17.508 pounds; maximum
broadside of largest ship during Span- j
ish-American War was 5.660.
Two weeks after war was declared
contracts had been made covering the
requirements of an Army of 1,000,000
men, this material comprising 8,700.
More than 11,000 manufacturers
bid for Navy business.
Total deaths in Army from April
6, 1917, to March 14, for all causes,
was reported by The Adjutant Gener
al's Office to be 1,191. Of this num
ber, 132 were reported as killed in
action and 237 died or were lo^it at
sea. The total number wounded in ac
tion wa< 401. Thirty-five men have
reported a* missing; 28 of them are
aaid to have heon caplured. facul
ties in the Navy and Marine Corp*
from April fi to December 31. 1917,
include 5 na\al officers and 1en
listed men, kills 1 or die.! from wound:).
No officers \v i reported a wuur.dcH
in action, but !»» enlisted men were so
Governmernow operates 260,600
miles of railway, employing 1,000,600
men ami representing investment of
Bon<K certificates of ir.debtness,
war-saving* certificates, and thrift
stamps issued by the Treasury up to
March 12 totaled $M.560.HO2,O62.96.
The Unite«l States Government had
loaned to foreign Government! asso
ciated in the war on March 12, 1918,
To March 12 the War-Risk Insur
ance Bureau had uaued policies for
• total of $12,WS,I U.fiOO to the armed
Allotment* and allowances to sol
diers' and sailors' dependents paid by
the Government in February amount
ad to $19,976,641.
The Ordnance Department manu
facture* about 100,000 items. One
type of gun with it* carriage has
1,990 part*. exclusite of accessories.
For training troops in cantonments
i 1,000,000,000 rounds of ammunition
have been bought.
The Navy baa developed an Ameri
eaa mine believed to combine all the
at 21 i
l.r>.MO enliatad IMn
•nd 4.000 officer* already trained and
Naval communication nervice oper
>Im all radio *ervw»; VOOO yoathjj
arc atudying n^iottitfrtphy at two
Medical ofllrial* numbering ljK7&
are member* of the Medical Depart
ment <if Navy. Navy maintain* 12,-'
000 hospital* bed* and *..000 arc be
Of candidate* for nffl- er
•'ommiuion* at two cflear*' training
ramp* 44..17H were »oi -e». ful; a third
•ene* i* now in progre** with 18,000
During the year the latent type of
naval I A-inch gun wa. completed for
our new battlrliip*; it throw* a pro-j
jectile weighing 2,100.
When war van declared 129 naval'
vexaels were building or authorized,,
and contract* have been placed since
that time for 94!) venscls.
Before the war a total of tl/tOO.OOO
had been appropriated for air service.
Congrex* ha* made $»>Sl.OOO.OOO avail
able for aircraft production in fir*t
year of war.
Over 20 large compan.es are manu
facturing airplane*. 15 arc producing
fnifin«, and more than 400 are pro
ducing »pare parts, accessories, and
Naval l ranting camp* have a cm pa [
city of 102,000 in summer, 94,000 men
in lt> cantonment* C50.000.000 feet
of lumber were used.
Paymaster General of the Navy!
drew rherk* for more than $30,000.000;
in one day—February 23—for muni-'
tions; total advertised purchase* for
the Nary for 1915 were $19,000,000.
Bombardment of Pari#
Was Resumed Sunday.
Paris March 31.—The bombardment
of Paris by long range German guns
was resumed at 2:16 p. m. today.
At the service* thin morning the1
churches were even mure crowded'
than is usual on Easter Sunday.
No uncxploded -hell from a gun
Ixaitardirg Paria has thus far been
'our.d. However, there have been ex
imin<id in the municipal laboratory
t nutrient size to permit the direc-,
t»r* to reach certain conclusions.
I'hcy are of the "pinion that a double j
fu<e ts u cd, and that the (runs fire
■ 2-4 u h shell s.
Apparently four p'ms are being as-:
ed, tv;o on each alteriK.t* day. The.
too* t T in? iw. . wtiK'lt arc rifle
„n are more t!.a •> ">0 feet long. The
Lallation atui adjustment of the
iruii* require at least three month*.
IVubtiets they are concealed under
mountains of cement, rendering it
most difficult to locate and destroy
Great Activity Sunday in
Zone of American Troop*
With the American Army in France!
March 31.—Great activity continued t
Sunday throughout the tone where
the American troop* are quartered.
| It began at 4 o'clock this morning'
when heavily loaded motor cam ion*
| l*iran rumbling through the streets
and over the road.*, which by noon
I were crowded with camions, both mo
' tor and horse drawn, marching men,
i horses and artillery. A* on Satur-,
day tome parties were going in one
direction and some in another. The
American* passing were theerer by
others who stood along the roads
watching the virtually endless pro
cessions, some of which ware miles
UNITED STATES SHIP
FASTER EVERT HOUR.
Dr. IsIm, Float CiryimliM
IiKh Hani* Warfc Km
hM Dmm in OrpaUkf b.
Mm* Tarfc, K. T>—Hart tha -nOr.
yni r»i of tfw UnM Suta >htp
ptng Baar4 m rnaatrmctUm ia if nHag
faatar mrjr hour, and that tha rauaaa
far lialai have inhaiil in tfcaaa fuali
t*aa wMrh raflart the general drain
clinaUon of tba Anunnui paapla. ha
fara thay entered tha war, ta mak. i
preparation* far war, waa declared by |
Dr. Oiartaa A. Katon, chairman of
lh> national «ar*ir» ae-tion bafora he
took tha train for Washington Friday
"Up to tba p—ant lime," aid Dr.
Eaton, "tha moat heroic work ha* baar.
4ona in aaaaataling material, building,
yard*. organising a work in* forrt and
developing tha practical detail* of
the greatest induntral undertaking in
tha hi*tory of the world. Fiva yaari
would have been too little time for
ing what ha* bean crowded .ntj las*
than one year. In fart, the pr*»«nt
program of the United .States Ship
ping Board hi greater in every parti
»ular that tha entire -hipbuililin;; pro
gram of Great Britain, which ha* tak
en renturie* to evolve and which ha*
hack df it the moat eiperitncnj mari
time nation in the world. j
wc nail •i»ur>M«- na'n levera!
months in the immediate future when
Lhe submarine* will carry on their
Jestructive work without adequate re
<iilt< in shipbuilding here, but aTI thi
time a great fuim?>er of -hip* wiil be,
rapidly neannsc completion, and iod
ienly they will begin to go into the
water m inch numbers as to have nev
rr been seen before in the history of
the shipbuilding industry.
"It ia useless for our people to ask
impossibilities. Time is the essence
rif this situation. The ships are in
process of construction today in over
100 yard*. Many of them are near
in* completion. Some have been com
"How many?" interjected the inter
"That is the information the Ship
ping Board cannot give out." was the
"Is Senator Lodge right in saying
that only two ships have been
launched*" I>T: Eaton was asked.
"According to a reliable statement
•one days ago," said Pr. Kat»c.
"America put nine new ship* into the
water in January. 17 in February and
£) in March. These were ship* built
from keel up." Pr Eaton did not
care to discusa, for publication, the
statement made in this city this week
by EdwarJ N. Hurley, chairman of
the Shipping Board, that the shipping,
program was 2* per cent completed.
"There is absolutely nothing to con
ceal about oar shipping program." he
went on. "And there is nothing to
fear, ana »tul 1**4 to be a-lumnl of.
1 have hail first hand acquaintance
with managers and men over a large
section of thin country in the lait few (
months, and considering aii the dilfi-'
cutties, I think the present ituatinn
reflect.-, the utmost credit upon the;
men who are building the <r -hip* I
You csnriot rub an Aladdin'.- lamp ami I
i.-et a fleet of new rhips over ri:j:ht.
"Let us take an illustration of what
has l*en done, an illustration of work
done near by. The Submarine Boat
Corporation in Port Newark. N. J. last
Septemtier went into a swamp on the
shores of Newark Ray, which contain
ed, absolutely nothing but mud and
bill I rashes. Since then they have
built the second large: t shipbuilding
yard in the world. They have done
this during the worst winter in the
memory of man. They are within a
few days of the completion of this
vast shipbuilding plant. They have
2* shipping ways finished. A few
days ago they had already laid 18
keels. A number of ship* are speed
ing toward completion. Since last
September this vaat organisation of
12,000 men ha* been forced to do
nothing el<e but prepare to build
ships. This preparation could not
have l«en completed under ordinary
condition* in year*.
"Under war condition* it ii Laing
accomplished in *ix month*. The
name rapidity with which the plant
itaetf ha* been built will from now ea
**«f buiit Wor*. What is tra* of dw
iMim, Thw war fall a poo dM wrM
life* • M4 fmm tkt Mm. ft toafc Ikt
Aw nnw imttm two jwra and now
■utki to fit ia(o tka Mr. Daniii
ftat■ i aw rjtd a* a —>iw to kMf oat of
the war »nd to avoid warlike prepara
tions 'M any reasonable scale. Tkwi
I* no on« to biaoie for rhis InmUhlr
tiUaation ssccpt the American people
Dr. Eaton a. I. led that in bis opinion
tb* American people had been «iven .
what they had asked for ami ha saul |
that they ouebt to taka thaw punish
mcr.t without rompiamt. "In our rour -,
try," ha declared, "the opinion of the
people .* supreme. We maka our own i
'i-ivrr.mm-. wa tail it what to do ami
how to Uo it. If the Amer an people
had given Ito f.nverament a man. late
to prepare for thin frightful merare.;
we should now have million* of men m
Franca ami planty of ^hip* to keep
them there. But running true to form,
we refused to maka preparation* until
the war wa* actually Usgun by our
(government. Hinrm ther. we have been
holding tha sw«,,-d m one had and I
the tr'.wel in the other. We find our
salve* under the naccsiity of doing
with on* hand under war condition*
in a few month* what wa have not'
don* with both hand* under peace
condition* in year*.
"Thi explain* ail the confusion in j
efficiency. delay*, extravagance anil
failures, in any lepartment of our war
program. And this criminal indjffer-,
ence for which every man. woman and
child is responsible, will cost us count-!
1ms lives and will prolong this war
considerably. It only remains for us,
to face the actual facts as tbey are,
to waste no time to fault-finding or
in complaining over what might have
been. We are face to face with deadly
danger. We come of fighting stock.
L- t us gird up our iuuu and go to it.
and at any coat of money, of work,
or manhood, win the war.
"1 am strong for the shipping board
an. its program, for the management
and the men in the yards. We have
a greajt and creditable proposition,
and we are going to put it through.
We are only as much to blame for.
the delays at are the rest of the popu-1
lation of our country."
$500 Fine to be Used
In Purchaae of Home.
An unusual ju.ljjement in the crim
inal court was entered last week
here by Judire Thomas J. Shaw. A
defendant convicted of assault with
deadily wtapon on an old lady about
seventy years of age. She 1-ved with
her son, who wat a tenant on the farm
of the defendant.
!■: ;'j k tac> Ju !F;>aw indicated
.hot hi« pr iioy is to enter a rood sen
tence, but in thi- case, when the jury
returned its ve-dict (ft iruilty. J italic
Shaw taxed the defendant with the
ec ti and rtquired th.it he pay in M
the court the sura of $500.
The court further instructed the
clerk to hold the fund intrust for the
benefit of the sged woman, who was
prosecuting witness, un:i! such time
as the clerk could secure a tract of
land which the old lady could occupy
as a home. He instructed the clerk
to locate the property, negotiate th<
purchase and see that the woman re
ceived a good title to the property
purchased. "I want this old woman
to hsve • place that she can call her
own and upon which she can reside as
long as she lives," commented Judge
Shaw in concluding the judgement.
Mount Airy Iran Works
Foundry and Machine Shop
Repair Work a Specialty
A large variety af eastings a stack
jtkwi aade la »r<».
J. D. Ill NICK.
Hi Airy. K. C, A« M. Wi ,
"Give It to me.
"Why Bobby. If
you wait a bit for
it yooll have it
to enJoy looter!**
bo argument villi
'cause tt& flavor
—After every meal.
Sprinff is looked upon by many a.<
the rtfMt 'Irliifhtfui sn-'nm of the year,
but this cannot be (aid at the rheuma
tic. The cold and damp weather
orinr* on rheumatic pain* which are
anything but plea-tant. They can be
refieired. howerer. by apntyinff Cham
berlain'* Liniment. Obtainable every
Sydnor & Sparger
MOUNT AIRY. S. C.
Offic* in Merritt Building.
Mount Airy Realty & Auction Co.
J. A. ATKINS, Manager
MOUNT AIRY, — North Carolina.
II you want to buy or sell apply to at. — We kudl« il
kinds of Real Estate, public and private.
OFFICE OVER EARFS STORE.
We are now issuing contracts for bark to be de
livered at our sheds during the seasonof 1918. We
will pay 5 cents per 100 pounds more to those parties
contracting their peel to us than to parties not hold*
ing contracts. We reserve the right to stop issuing
contracts whenever we feel that we have suttcieak
bark contracted to meet our requirements.
No contracts will be sent out by mail. Obtain
contracts from Mr. A. Johnson, in charge of Mount
Airy station. \ j
This February 28th, 1918
C C. Smoot & Sons Co.