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Mount Airy News.
Airy, April lftfc, 1*1*
TO K£KP OUT
OF THE ARMY.
Thar* ara not many ra«n who want
toptlntlM army. Moat of ua envy
the nun who goea and livaa through
it, but not many ara wanting to taka
tha iKancaa. Wa all admire tha man
who la wlllini to riak hia Ufa for hia
country. Ha ia a haro, and wa all
honor him. Now if a young man
want* to kaap out of tha army tha
way ia simple. I,at him ahow that ha
ia worth more to tha rountry hare at
bom* than ha would ha worth to tha
rountry in tha service and ha will ha
laft at home. There ara many young
men who are trying to avoid tha draft,
and lhay ara railing thotr friend* to
•id them. In many of theae cases tha
circumxtanrea are *u<h that their
friend* are not able to render the
assistance that ia nerer «ary to get
them laft at home.
The rountry need* food a* it never
needed it before, and the young man
who ran get buxy and »how that he ia
producing a substantial amount of
food, mora than enough to aupply hia
own need*, will stand a good rhenre to
remain at home. It ia not enough to
be a farmer, for it ia very well known
that many farmer* barely exiet, and
that it mean* nothing to the rountry
for them to barely make a living. To
interest Unrle Sam at thia time a man
muxt lie a producer to that extant
that he nut only feed* him*elf, but
produce! a Hurplua to feed other*.
So important ia the subject that
Local Boards are now in receipt of
blank forma to be used by parenta
who can aak for a furlough for a *on
that he may come home and help
ma'-e tha prenent crop. The govern
ment muat have food. Every reaaon
able effort will he made to increaae
production, even to allowing young
men now in ramp to return and help
make the crop.
Now there are many young men
who are at home on deferred classift
cation and awaiting their time to en
ter the Mrvire. The beat minda in the
world aea a strong probability of thi*
war la*ting for a long time yet, pos
sibly several year*, certainly for a*
many aa two or three years. Now
these young men who are on deferred
clarification can nerve the country
to mighty good effect if they will bend
every energy to the production of
food. It mean* no great thing to
grow tobacco in th*se stirring tiire*
when the world ia clamoring for
bread. Tobacco is a luxury, and while
it pays to grow tobacco it ia better to
aae ansa energy to feed the hungry.
And so if a young man wants to
aid his country in winning the war the
way is open right here at home with
out joining the army.
AN HONOR TO SURRY.
Mont people nre proud of their mil
itary record, that is if they have a re
cord that ia creditable. For a life
time we have heard the follu brae
about what a large part this section
played in the civil war, and how our
people responded nobly to the call of
the country. Future generations wj)|
be able to say the same thing about
the present war. The records will
show that in proportion to the num
ber of citizens and the number of men
liable to military duty Surry has sent
as much as fifty per cent more vol
unteers to the army than the average
rounty in the state. And this fact
alone is so creditable to the citizen
ship of the country as to cover a mul
titude of sins of those who, for rea
sons best known to themselves, are
not in line with the country in the
present effort to preserve human free
dom. For, after all, a large part of
the human race has ever tieen willing
to submit to the rule of the mighty
rather than contend for their rights.
If all the country will play as credi
table a part as Surry is playing the
nation ia safe.
The men in Surry county who have
■luney to spare are **pecled to take
liberty bonds to the amount of |191,
•OO.OO. This is the amount appor
tioned to the county by those who di
vide out the total amount expected
from the country. Of course Surry
will make good.
A two weeks term of Surry Super
ior court will be held in Dobson next
v.ek for the trial of both civil and
« i initial cases. A murder case from
Forsyth in which a negro must answer
to the charge of killing a whole fami
ly will take up part of the term. This
itN was moved here because of the
intent* feeling in that county against
ik* war* lad*>U< U him.
It ku bean *atd of hn that ha rarely
foreeloeed • mortgage ud jrat ha waa
• large lender at money.
Ha waa • mm of greet natural abil
ity and would often give expraeaion to
word* that would batum* tha wtaaat of
man. H* had a way at *»prw*l*|
himaalf that waa peculiar and ha
a**m»d to havs an unusual InaigtM la
ta affair* at man aloag buaineea linaa.
Oaa remark ha mada that impreaaed
ua on on* orcaaion waa something
Ilka thi*. "Tha way to make monay
la to taka hold at aomething that thar*
ia monay In and than puij it."
On another occaaion, in hia pres
ence aome una r a mark ad about hav
ing financial troubla*. At that timaMr.
Greenwood waa in had health him
aalf. HI* rommant on tha troublea of
the man who waa financially wrong
waa aomething like thi*: "Financial
troublea are nothing, a man ran work
out of that."
Mr. Greenwood would rarely talk
for half hour and not aay aomething
that a thoughtful man would remem
ber and ponder over in after daya.
Several yaara before hia (loath he
united with the Methodiat church in
hia town and lived a consecrated mem
ber until hia death. He leavea a wife
and aeveral children.
The Next Soldier*.
The following man have been called
to appear here at the office of tha local
board on tha 25th of thin month to en
ter camp for training.
Thoa. J. Hatcher, Mt. Airy
Weaiey F. Jackaon, White Ptaina.
William C. Tjiwaon. Mt. Airy.
John P. Linnville, Ruak.
Oliver Comer. Mt. Airy.
R. Arnold Davia, Mt. Airy.
David K. Bray, Mt. Airy.
John E. Dodaon, Pilot Mtn.
William C. M"*er, Rock ford.
Roby Barntu, Dobaon.
Alexander A. Brook*. Hiurtnond.
RufuK F. Hay more, Rockford.
Joaeph D. Dobaon. Rockford.
John Dee Jeiisup, Brim.
Chaa. G. Robertson, White Plain*.
Fred D. Davis, Mi. Airy.
Hubert Lea Pilson, Rockford.
William P. Dalton. Elkin.
Tom G. Satterf'eld, Mt. Airy.
Henry .Scales, Mt. Airy.
Fred Reynold*. Mt. Airy.
Bud Martin, Mt. Airy.
Harry 0. Walker. Mt. Airy.
Clint C. Mittman, Mt. Airy.
John Payne, Mt. Airy.
Special Service* at
First Baptist Church.
Honor to whom honor is due.
Where? At the First Baptist
When? Sunday April 21ft, 10:4S,
What? Presentation of honor roll
and aervice flag.
For who? Our boys who hare re
sponded to our country'* call and de
How many? Twenty-five from the
Church and Sunday School.
Why this service? Because we lore
them and want to do them honor.
Everybody is invited to come and
let us mingle together in loyalty pa
triotism and appreciation.
The sermon will follow this ser
vice. Subject Sharing equally the
burdens and rewards of Christian
service. 1st Sam. 30-24.
To Dedicate Court House.
Program of exercises for the Dedi
cation of the New Court House held
at Dobson on the 22nd of April, 1918.
Exercises will begin at 1:80 P. M.
Invocation. Presiding: The Judge
holding the Court of the 11th Judi
cial DUtrict, Hon. Thos. J. Shaw.
America, Dobson High School.
1. Turning over the building by the
Board of Commissioners to the citi
zens, E. M. Linville Atty. for the Com
2. Accepting the building for the
people, W. F. Carter, Atty.
2. Accepting the building for the
officials of the Court. A. H. Wolfe.
4. Accepting theb uilding for the
County Seat, R. C. Freeman.
R. Accepting the building for the
schools of County, Prof. J. H. Allen.
A. Accepting the building for th*
Bar of Surry County, J. H. Folger,
7. Accepting the building ss the
Temple of Justice, W. L. Reece, Atty.
8. Patriotic address, S. P. Graves,
9. Infurmal remarks by other at
torneys and citiiens.
10. Old North State, Dobson High
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Every Inch Of An Up-to
Your spring shoes can be chosen here
with the assurance that the style is absolute
ly correct; that the quality is of the highest
type and the prices are very reasonable.
This last is an important part when every
one is trying to economize. It means satis
faction in style, fit and service both now and
until your shoes are entirely worn out
MEN S NEW STYLES IN OXFORDS.
Comfort is probably the most logical
reason why men wear low shoes in the warm
weather. We have an excellent selection
in both black and tan that are bound to
please the fancy of well dressed men. For
comfort, fit, style, wear and moderate prices
In Indies fbot-wear our models for
dress, street and general wear are models of
the moment. Every woman will be inter
ested in seeing this collection of oxfords,
pumps, white kid, and canvass shoes. Our
. prices in comparison to others elsewhere are
more moderate by degree in some instances.
We have all the new designs in childrens
footwear. So you may be assured that the
kiddies feet will be perfectly fitted at mod
erate prices if you bring the children here.
We cordially invite the public to call
and see our spring line of merchandise.
Every material desired is found and the
best shades of the season. There is a cer
tain distinction about the woman whose
attire is appropriate to the occasion. For
this reason we feel that for beauty and
style our stock of merchandise makes a
strong appeal to the women. We are show
ing beautiful new silks including the new
shades and styles, wonderfully pretty com
bination effects and coloring. New figured
Voiles, a beautiful range of patterns await
ing transformation into spring and sum
All those bright spring ginghams at on
ly 25c, which is 5 to 7 cento per yard cheaper
than we can'buy them.
All Devonshires at 30 cents. You'll
want lots of these for your spring sewing.
Make your selection today.
Ask to see our line of shirt waist in
georgette crepe, Crepe de Chine and voiles
in white and colors. We also have a nice
line of ladies muslin underwear.
Remember you will find here, every
thing to be found in an up-to-date store.
Mt. Airy Dutrict Conference.
The district conference for Mount j
Airy District, M. E. Church, South,
will convene at Madison next Wed
nesday and will last through Friday.
It will be composed of all the pastors
of the district, the local preachers,
lay leader* recording stewards and the
delegates elected by the several pas
toral charges. Presiding Elder H. C.
Sprinkle of this city will be in the
chair. He is preparing an interesting
program, and the conference will be of
much significance to the Methodists
of this section. Something like two
hundred preachers and delegates will
be in attendance. A large delegation
will go from Surry. Central church.
Mount Airy will be represented by the
pastor. Rev. Geo. D. Herman, Messrs.
Geo. O. Graves, B. F. Sparger, G. W.
Hucheson and others, while Mount
Airy circuit will be represented by
Rev. Tom P. Jimison, Rev. W. M. Wall
J. M. Parker. E. L. Brown. J. D. Wall.
J. C. Richards and J. M. Hines.
Statement of The Ownership,
etc., of The Mount Airy
Published weekly st Mount Airy, N.
C.t for April 1st, 1918.
Publishers, J. E. Johnson & Son,
Mount Airy, N. C.
Editor, J. E. Ji>hn*<>n, Mount Airy,
Business Manager, W. M. Johnson,
Mount Airy, N. C.
Owners: J. E. Johnson and W. M.
Johnson, Mount Airy, N. C.
Known bondholders, mortgages, and
other security holders: Mergenthalcr
Linotype Co., New York, N. Y.
W. M. Johnson, Business Mgr.
Sworn to and subscribed before me
this 14 day of April, 191R.
T. G. Fawcett, Notary Puble.
DARK AND WHITE CORNISH
Silver Pencil Plymouth Rock, Co
lumbia Plymouth Rock, Light llrahme
Rose Comb Khode Island Reds, White
Orpingtons, Blue Andolu«iant. Set
tings of 16 eggs from sny of shove
Moaat Airy, N. C. Route I
Up to April lat, 1918.
Mount Airy 13,908.94
Pilot Mountain 3,161.60
Eikin .. .2,670.82
Round Piak 528.84
Whit. Plains 143.78
Low Gap 103.36
State Road 92.44
Brim 67 M
Kappa Mills 41.40
MUUNI A1KT hLtU MUKL
We have moved our place of busi
neu across the street from where we
have been for year* into the Schafor
Block where we are prepared to fur
nish you with all kinds~df feed. W«
carry a full line of such feed as you
need and buy r**in at the highest
market price. We 'keep on hand a
stock of meal and flour and make
•very effort to please. Your patron
R. M. Smith, Proprietor.
YOU SHOULD NAME
THE SURRY COUNTY LOAN
& TRUST CO.
AS YOUR EXECUTOR FOR THE
The business of thU Company is to act as Executor of
Wills, to administer estates, to serve as guardian of
minors 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 ita vault
W. W. Burke, A. G. Bowman, W. F. Carter, E. H. Wrenn,
F. S. Eldridge, W. A. York, G. D. Fawcett, W. W.
Hampton, W. G. Sydnor, J. D. Smith.
W. F. CARTER, President.
E. H. WRENN. Vice-Preaident
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