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Mount Airy New*.;
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Airy. April Utk, till
LOCAL MORAL QUESTIONS.
In tlUM* stirring tlaM moral ques
tions are becoming even mora promin
ant Uuwi ia ordinary years. Recently
tha public mind ha» baan agitated by
the pool rooma and bowline alliaa.
Man of aanaa war a disgusted whan
they conctantly saw strong man, dur
ing work hour* leisurely playing these
game* whila half tha world istarvea.
Tha raault i( that tha whita light of
criticism ha* baan turn ad on tha pool
room and tho bowling ally. It has
baan made to appear that these
game* are so expensive to those
who frequent them that tho men who
play are only too glad for relief to
rome in the way of rlo-ing them up.
It ia made to app-nr that much gam
bling ia done in these place*, and that
the game ia HO cortly as to make the
amusement often run to several dol
lars in a night.
These fact* were all brought out be
fore the board of town commissioners
at a recent meeting, a.;d after due
consideration, it was decided not to
renew the licence to these places after
the present license expires about the
first of the summer.
And in connection with all this talk
the moving picture show has come in
for comment that ia not to be ignored.
It appears thr.t the companies that
get out these picture films and sup
ply the country are sending out a lot
of scenes that the of a nature to be
objectionable to many people. A
great majority of the p.ctures are of
a higlit order and of great educational
value, but along with the^e pictures
that are ret. ly worth o.ies time and
money to see, they inject a claas of
sentimental rot that is both disgust
ing and demuralizing to the public
mind. It is no uncommon sight to sec
for half an hour the immoral life of
some reprobate man and woman
shown up in a light that will not bear
comment in conversaticn end could
not possibly become the subject of
conversation among intelligent peo
ple. These low grade pictures are so
suggestive of the sexual that young
man of character in some cities are
refusing to carry their lady friends to
the shows, unless they know in ad
vance what is to be displayed in the
The picture show in th:r. town is no
worse than all the others, but the
game has gone to that extent that
the public mind has revolted and now
demands some relief. We know of a
number of citizens who have not only
quit attending the shows but decline
to allow their children to attend, and
yet these same citizens would be only!
too glad to patronize these shows if i
the pictures were of a kind to appeal,
As an indication of how the remedy j
is being worked out the following ar-:
tide from the Greensboro News will
be suggestive. There it appears that I
the picture men arc willing to do their!
own censoring, and thus get rid of the
ebjectionable. The article follows:
K. D. Craver, operator of the mo- j
tion picturc theaters of Greensboro. i
has made ar nangements for strictest I
censorship of the film dramas he buys
for this city. Aroused by recent cri
ticism to the need of more careful at
tention to the quality of some of the
comedies, he has employed a Greens
boro lady to pass upon the Alms be
fore they are shown to the public.
Mr. Craver har, been for some time
with • brother who is ill and has not
been in closest touch with hia thea
ters. He has at each a manager in:
whom he has confidence, but the busi
ness of seeing the dramas through and
passing upon them wiCi respect to
whether tney show anything which
would saibarrnsM a modest audience
has not been hr.ndled by any one in
particular. The woman ccnsor em
ployed will do this. The proprietor of
tho theaters has full confidence tn her
good taste and judgement. She is not
to be the representative of th« city or
any other institution hut the theaters,
. Mr. Craver had made it clear to the
elty commissioners that he rocogniies
t'te fart that it moani patronage for
him to present the better class of pic
tures. lie buys the best offered, yet
in these there sometimes appears
something which should not be shown.
The woman will eliminate such scenes
It ia the proprietor's purpose to show
■> 'hing which would offend the sen
uti lities of w» patron.
The eoMliMionera authorised the
ment see at audi importance a* to
be new*. Recently two m—bore of
the achool board hare reel gn ad.
Houri. Uao, D. Pawcett and W. E.
Merritt. Tho town charter allow*
these unexpired terme ta bo fUlod by
tho otbor men here of tho achool board
and ao laat wook Messrs J. Carroll
Hill and E. M. t.invilla wore aoloctod
for tho unexpired toma. Aa tho
hoard now a^anda it la composed of
W. K. Carter, chairman; E. H. Kocb
titzky, aoc- and tree*.; C. H. Hajrnoa.
E. M. Linville and J. C. Hill.
Prof. Staloy haa declined to atand
for reelection a superintendent and
haa accepted tho poeition of Hat. and
Trean. of a new company that will
operate • knitting mill in Randolph
Prof. William* will not stanJ for
reelection ai Principal of tho High
School ami will engage in the news
paper husineaa after the present term
of school expire*.
New Enterprise for Mt. Airy.
For yearn thi* city haa uaed large
number* of barrel* each year for
shipping apples, potatoes, etc. These
barrels have been gotten out at other
points. Now Mr. Bausley Beasley
has gone into the business and re
cently bought a complete out/It of
machinery for making staves and will
operate it on Needmore street. He
expects to get the piant to going in a
month and will give employment to
a dozen or more men. He will pay
a good price for timoer and the staves
will be sliced from the block thus
saving any waste in the way of saw
cut. There is a demand here for the
staves and it appeara to be a business
tfiat should be a profitable enter
How Six Little Girls Buy
Little Girl No. 1. "I clean my
brother'* room and he pays me 25c,
and I new buttons on my uncle's
clutheH, for which I receive a good
price. I buy Thrift StampH with the
Little Girl No 2. "Every Monday
night 1 take care of lister's two chil
dren, and although they are cross, I
persevere. Each week 1 get 26c,
with which I buy a Thrift Stamp."
Little Girl No. 3. "I wash dishee
and tend the baby, feed the chickens,
run errands and stay at home when
my mother wants to run down town.
Mother gives me a quarter twice a
week and I buy Thrift Stamp*. 1
am * little girl ten year* old."
Little Girl No. 4. "I sell two popu
lar weekly magazines and a monthly
magazine and buy Thrift Stamps with
my profit. I now have four War-Sav
Little Girl No. f>. "I deliver bills
for Mr. Scott for which I get paid well
and 1 buy Thrift Stumps."
Little Girl No. 6. "My mother pro
mised me 25c for every scarf I knit
for the soldiers. I knitted a scarf and
a sweater and received 75c and bought
Ships! Ship*! Ship*!
Ships are needed to save France.
Ships are reeded to defeat the Kaiser.
The All'es arc culling tor ships. O.-.r
l.-wvert'ment is call.- r for ships. Our
Government is trying tu build shipj
and is n.<kin£ that he lend our money
for this purpose. \re we going to
lend it wil'ingl/ or ar* we goinu to
cause the Government tc force it f., m
us through taxes? It's either War
Savings Stamps and build ships or
pay War taxes and build ships. In
the first you get your money back
with interest. In the second you get
only a slip of paper to show you have
done only what the Government forc
ed you to do.
CARD OF THANKS.
We desir* to thank our neighbors
and friands who were co kind to us
during the rxint illness and death
of our loreJ one. Mrs. W. A. Bolt.
Roy L. Poor*.
TMI LOTUS COMPANY.
an iM'mttng part of the hlatnry at
ih» rwnlrre of Kgypt.
M«*l r«tare fb» portrayal of the rnl4
4lr Fr«wh »Imt» all the arta
arr mrllnw with u' md (h# IjHm and
ballade have a ullrr color ronpxIllBg
Th<' third part nt I bo priiiran haa ««
do with Aawrtcan m>ugn from IH30 ta
1MH). whirl) palpitate with 'he heart
hlatvry of oar own pmple and hrral bi
lbo Mirrow* and Joy», the humor and
the melody of lntrln»lr American) an.
Thin program wn< rmtn) aad Ika
Company produri>d In the Stage Craft*
Workahop t>7 Knthrrlnr 8. Brows tmt
the Redpath bureau.
Monday Ni^ht April 22li>, N:30
Hitch School Building.
Protracted Meeting at Flat
On the ftrat .Sunday in May the pax
tor, Rev. J. H. Haynea, will begin •
teriea of meeting* at Flat Rock Bap
tist church and will be aaaiatad by
Evangelist Sebastian of N. Wilkea
TIRED, NERVOUS ~
Now Ske is Strong and Well
Berkeley. CaL—1 «M narrow,
irritable, do appetite, could not aleep,
and waa ahraya tired, ao my hooae
work waa a great start After may
other iidlfiaaa had tailed Viaol
baik Be ap aad Bade aa strong. I
have a good appetite aad deep well
sis* Dwight Way. Barkaky. CaL
Wa aak every nervosa. wssk, rwa
dowa. aifaf woman ia thia town ta
try this cad liver and iron tonic aa
mm gasrastae to retara their mooey
tf it taila to help then.
L W. WEST DRUG CO.
Does your House
laugh at Rain?
A house poorly painted is at
the mercy of the weather.
The gales of Spring and Fall
drive the beating rain into
bare or flaked surfaces.soak
ing the wood and leading to
unsightly warp and decay.
The house that am laugh at rain,
at snow, wind, froet, or broiling
son » the one protected by good
paint. Give your house a faw
mixed with pure linseed oil and
it will resist all kinds of westher.
You may have any cofor.
Drop in and let as take cars of 1
your needs, before the next storm '
does its damage. Ws csrry
nationally advertised brands of
painta, oils, and varniahea, and
standard makes of brashes.
W. E. Mcrritt Co.
YOU SHOULD NAME
THE SURRY COUNTY LOAN
& TRUST CO.
AS YOUR EXECUTOR FOR THE
The business of thw Company is to act as Executor of
Wills, to admini&ter estates, to serve as guardian of
minora and trustee of property under wills.
A board of careful business men direct the affairs of the
The Trust Company never dies and is always found at
its place of business ever ready to give proper attention
to the affairs of your estate.
The Trust Company will see that your will is drawn cor
rectly and, when named as Executor, makes no charge
for properly drawing up the will or keeping it under
seal in its vault
W. W. Burke, A. G. Bowman, W. F. Carter, E. H. Wrenn,
' F S. Eldridgc, W. A. York, O. D. Fawcett, W. W.
Hampton, W. G. Sydnor, J. D. Smith.
W. F. CARTER, President.
E. H. WRENN, Vice-President
GEO. D. FAWCETT, Sac. A Treaa.
M REGARD TO COM.
1 ub (ltd to toll aU of you that an exemption ho* bono
made by the administration which will let ua gat aoia
Until Jaat a f«w days ago tba ordar stood so that al
of our coal would coma out of tha Pocahontas and Nnr
Tha coal wa will gat will ha tha Tennessee and In
tucky coaia which ara good grata coala and will give aat
Many hava aakad "What ia the Price?"
1 hava told them all tha price aa previoualy set by tha
Government waa $8.00 per ton delivered, but that tha
coal we would get later would possibly be higher, Mr.
Lovill adviaing that the pricea had not yet been furoiahad
to him which would be effective after April 1st, but ia car
tain it will be no lower than $8.00, per ton.
The greatest urgency exists that every one should lay in
his coal between now and Sept. 1st. as after that date
there will probably not be any coal for home uses.
Pleas* bear in mind that from the lowest to the highest
everyone must All out tha application card for coal. It
makes no difference from whom or how you get thia
coal you must have this card on Ale before any deliveries
can be made to you, unless someone violates the law and
becomes subject to a heavy fine.
It is urged by the fuel administration that everyone
make the next Ave months their "COAL" months and
arrange to have your coal delivered in these Ave months
and let them offset the "COLD" months of the coming
Everyone can more easily put coal in now than later,
and bear in mind that "LATER" there may be no coal at
Fill out your application card a.n soon as possible and be
getting the coal into your bin, and not be in the class who
will sit around his forehanded neighbor's Are this winter
and "CUSS" Doc Garfield, and everybody else who has
anything to do with the coal business.
Mr. Customer it is squarely up to you and with five
months when coal is guaranteed to you, if you don't get
it you won't receive much sympathy the coming winter if
you have no coal.
You will find application cards, for my yard, at Hawks
Drug Co.. I. W. West Drug Co.. Gwyn Drug Co., and at
the Arehouse as well as at the Barber shops, just All out
the card and leave it with the Arm who has the blanks
and I will get them. Remember the card is not an order
for delivery but simply "Puts your name in the pot," for
coal during the next Ave months, and each buyer must
bear in mind that all must take a little along as we cant
wait until the last day and deliver all the coal which
should extend over the next five months.
C» A. Shelton 272
What do you know about Clothes?
/T^HE question occurs to us because appar
A ently there are as many makes of clothes as
tiiere are colors.
In our store, there is no room for deception -
products of known standard alone can secure
maoi by muxma * » . lunnou, un.
have earned the respect of this community anc
i others through their trustworthy perform
cftiiCC season after season.
Today we counsel the purchase of these clothes
u icauje we know their worth. Their style will
appeal to you, but you must de^nd o:* ur for
ccrtlr y of quolltif—oia* judgment in the matter
v 41 iiOt le?'i yc;:
J. W. Prather Clothing Co