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Statement of THE BANK OF MT. AIRY. Mt. Airy, N. C.
A* Rendered the Corporation CoMUMion June 29, 191&
Loam and Discounts, $583*275.72
Banking bouse, furniture and fixtures, 8,712.93
Cask in vault and deposited with our central reserve
United States Liberty Bonds,. . .; 7375.00
Capital stock paid in, |6*,*6*.00
Undivided pro6ts, 9,036.94
Deposited by banks and bankers, 40,658.96
Accrued interest due depositors, \ ,/f.. 4,300.00
Unearned discount, K . . . 4,500.00
I, F. P. Sparger, Caahier of the abort named bank
do solemnly awear that the above atatement la true to
the beat of my knowledge and belief.
F. P. SPARGER, Caahier.
Subscribed and aworn to before me thia July 8th,
1918.. W. L, DfSMAN.
' Attest:--*' W. J. Byerly, G. C. Welch,
A. Went. 3. G. Pmet, Directom.
Directors* i: 2" 9; »• Haynea, A. V. West, A. G. Bowman, C. B. Kee«ee. H. L. Stone, I. W. Barber. G. C. Welch, R. L. Wolfe S G P*ce W H Rowm*n s P -
i/irecxors. A E. Smithf E. H. Kochtitzky. Dr. W. S. Taylor. T. J. Smithwick. W G. Sydnor. H. N. Gat«,. F M Poore. R. s! fteott. W J Byerly Bowman. S. P. Gra*ea,
• SPLASH OF SHIPS WILL
RE-ECHO IN HUNS' EARS
t Many VcsacU Sent Overboard
to Help Bridge Atlantic for
Philadelphia. July 4.—The great
* Fourth of JuJy splash of American
ahips, which Crmrlen M. Schwab, di
rector General of the emergency fleet
corporation, aaid would re-echo in the
ears of the German emperor, took
plarc today, a.■» planned hy the ship
builders of the United States. From
one ina^ute after 12 o'clock last rnifht
when the first ship was launched at
' Superior, Wis, until late today cargo
carriers and other type of vessels were
sent overboard in every part of the
country to help build the ocean bridge
for the allied fighting forces in Eu
The officer* of the emergency fleet
corporation were kept all day late
into the night to receive official re
port s of the launching*, incomplete
report* gave the cumber of vessel*
sent overboard an 52, of which 33 were
■tee! and the other 19 wood.
These figures do not include the
launching of naval vessel*, which are
being built directly under the super
vision of the navy department. Car
tailed wire communication, due to the
holiday is the causa of the corpora
tion officers not to receive fuller re
ports of the initial dip of the big
fleet. The exact number of launch
ing probably will be known until
From the Paciftc coast Charles Piez
vitc president of the emergency fleet
corporation wired that the union plant
of the Bethlehem Steel corporation,
had made a world's record by launch
ing 47,800 deadweight tons, represent
ed by four ships, in one yard in one
day. A second record was broken by
this plant by building one of the ships
the Defiance a 12,000 ton boat, in 38
da;-*. Immediately after the launch
ing six keels were laid, making a
The Great Lakes Enineering works
reported the launching of three ships
at its Ecorse, Mich., plant and added
that "this is our portion of today's
happy greetings to the kaiser."
At Manitowoc, Wis., where a 3,400
ton ship was launched, the honor of
christening the vessel was given to
the wife of the boss of the riveting
gaiig that made the best record from
June 11 to July 1.
In many of the yards new keels
weie immediately laid after the ships
left the ways.
The largest boat launched was the
Indianapolis, 12,500 tons, at the Pusey
and Jones yard at Gloucester, N. J.
A Job for th^ Colonel.
Unless Col. Roosevelt is too busily
engaged. in other directions, it might
be worth his while to try to ascertain
who wiis responsible for classifying
the manufacture of baby carriages as
a non-essential industry.—Springfield
The Joy of l.ivlag.
To enjoy life we muzt have rood
health. No one can reasonably hope
to pret much real pleasur" out of life
when his howels are clogged a good
ahare of the time and the poisons that
ahou'id be expelled are absorbed Into
the system, producing headache and
tadicaetkm. A few doses of Chamber
lain's Tablet* will mart theb owls.
Germany Ignorant of
Amarican War Fact*.
"Count Roon's •muinf condition*
of ■ peace that would meet the de
mands of the German Government—
a 'peace by negotiations'—do not aur
priae persons who have been eloaa to
Germany in the iaat aeveral months,"
remarked A. T. Humpnrey, a lawyer
of Chicago, nay* the Washington Poat
Mr. Humphrey has juat returned from
a trip of seven months, much of which
was spent in Switzerland. "The ignor
ance of the German people regarding
actual war conditions and the pur
i poses of America is astounding. They
know absolutely nothing of the truth.
I had occasion frequently to inter
view Gentians who crossed the border
into Switzerland, and I made it my
object to And out what they knew of
the true situation. In every instance
I found that they were profoundly
ignorant. They had no knowlodge
whatever of how the United States
has progressed in ita preparation for
war. They did not know that the
German ships that were lying in the
harbors had been seized and that
they were now being used as trans
ports for ^United tSates troops. They
were astonished when I told them
that America had close to 1,000,000
men in Franee anil that we were pre
paring to put an army of 5,000,000
I in the field. They had been told that
there were perhaps 50,000 American
soldiers in France arid that these were
the riffraff of the army, brutal row
dies, untrained and irersponaible; that
the American government had been
bluffing from the beginning and was
continuing to bluff.
"Mcxtt of the German* who go into
Switzerland fcave to obtain special
passports, and for the most part they
i are business men, who are Melting
recreation with their families from
the stress of war. In my judgement,
the time is opportune for an exten
sive propaganda in Germany and Aus
tria and Russia such as the Germans
themslves have been carrying on
right here in the United States."
There are now iwenty-nine avia
tion training fields operated by the
government in different parts of the
I United States.
WHY SUFFER SO?
Why suffer from a bad back, from
sharp, shooting twinges, headache,
dizzir---. and distressing urinary ills?
Mount Airy people recommend Doan's
Kidney Pills. Could you ask for
stronger proof of me t?
Mrs. R. J. Banks, ) 12 Moore Ave.,
Mount Airy, says: *'' have taken
Doan's Kidney Pills o several occa
sions when i.uffering fr. n kidney dis
orders and it lias required only a few
doses to overcome the trouble. I
couldn't recommend anything better
than Doan's Kidney Pills for irregular
action of the kidneys."
Price I'.Oc at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy—get
Diwn's Kidney Pills—the same that
Mrs. Banks had. Foster-Milburn Co.,
Mfgrs., Buffalo, N. Y.
The G. L. Dodnon place known a* |
the Will Herring place will t>« Hold to
the highmt bidder for cash on Sat-!
urday, Augu't 10th, at 10 o'clock a. m.
on Low Rap road two milas from Mt.
Airy. Thia farm contain* 40 acraa.
Plenty of tlmberland, good 4 room I
houaa and other outbuilding*. Will
alao wll all the houiie hold and kitchen
furniture, all fanning toola ate.
W. H. DODSON, Esr.
FEES TO REGISTRANTS.
Bulletin iMued by Maj. Lugt
ton Regarding Filling out
Question n« ires.
Maj. Langston, special aide to Gov.
BicWett, has isr.ued the following bul
letin. regarding the practice of soma
attorneys in charring fees for assist
ance to registrants in flllinar out their
Lawyer* Charging fees to Begistraata
"An opinion of the Provost Marshal
General, riven to the Adjutant Gen
eral of Montana and published in
Montana Bulletin No. 44 under date
a4 June 18, 1918, will be of interest
to local boards in North Carolina and
should be riven wide publicity. The
opinion U as follows:
** 'The ease referred by you to this
office has been carefully studied. Ad
vice as to the procedure to be .aken
where fees have been charged by
board members, justices of the peace,
notaries public and attorneys has been
frequently requested of this office.
1 lie selective •vrvK'e law «u en
acted as an emergency measure. It
exacts from certain citizen* their en
tire time and possibly their liven. In
administering that law much was ex
pected of members of the professions,
particularly the lawyers. The last
paragraph of Section 30 of the Se
lective Service Regulations voices that
expectation in the following words:
" 'It should be the pride of every
lawyer that no registrant within his
district without competent legal ad
vice and assistance in preparing all
papers that cuch registrant is requir
ed to submit in the process of the se
lection of citizens of this nation for
duty in the present emergency.'
" 'Section -16 of the regulations pro
" "All lawyers should regard it as
their duty to identify themselves with
the advisory boards provided for in
Sections 44 and 45, and freely and
without compensation to give their
services to the nation. It ia incon
sistent with their duty for lawyers to
seek clients for the purpose of urging
and advocating individual cases in
any other way than as disinterested
and impartial assistants of the Select
ive Service System.'
" 'The practice of attorneys of
charging registrants fees in connec
tion with their military obligations
has met with the severe censure of
this office. Such practice is deemed
improper, unethical and unpatriotic.
It is a form of profiteering beneath
the dignity of the legal profession,
which profession has almost unani
mously strongly condemned it.
"' The pleading by attorneys of the
deferment claims of registrants is
considered culpable and inconsistent
with the spirit of the Selective Service
Law in that—
"First, Such practice creates the
impression that the application of the
said law might not for^parallel ca-.es
be uniform, that a classification ar
rived at by a seldom board is based |
not entirely on the genuine founds
mental merits of the case, but Is in
fluenced by a degree by the "mechani-,
cal presentation thereof:
Second: Assuming that there might
be an advantage in having a defer
ment claim prepared and presented
by an attorney, in as much as all reg
istrants are not able to employ coun
sel, an unfair advantage would be en
joyed by thona registrant* who are in
a poaitinn to do no.
" The American Bar Aaaociation
and many Stat* Bar Associations have
actively assisted thi* office in discour
aging, by attorneys, the practice of
capitalising the lelwtive service art.
If Mr. U a member, perman
ent or aaaociate, of a legal advisory
hoard. hi* action in connection with
the Hot ha* case ia a violation of Sec
tion A of the selective service act and
he should be prosecuted therefor. If
however he was in no wise officially
conn^ed with the administration of
the selective service act. it ia doubtful
whether ma action will support an in
dictment. In the latter event it ia
suggested that the whole matter be
referred to the Montana State Bar
Association with a clear statement to
that organization of the attitude of
the selective service officials towards
the practice in question.
" 'For your information permit me
to cite the action of the Missouri
State Bar Association in suspending
a member for fifteen months for ex
acting fees in administering oatha re
quired for registrant* in executing
" The stand of thia office toward*
the practice in question ha*, aa here
inbefore «tated, baan generously aup
portad by the A mar lean Bar Aaaocia
tion, and by the tavara! State Bar Aa
<ociations, and I am confidant that the
Montana Stata Bar Association ha*
equally high ideaa.—E. H. Crowdar,
Provost Marshall General.
Raleigh, July 4.— Mr. 'C. L. Sams,
specialist in beekeeping, ia thin week
engaged in holding vocal meetings of
beekeepers in the counties of Canton,
Lincoln, Burke, and MacDowell, and
will then continue the trip into the
counties of Madison, Buncombe, and,
In view of the sugar shortage which
will evidently continue serious for
years, all beekeepers are advised to
manage their bees for highest pro
duction of honey, and also to in
crease the number of their colonies.
At the same time, consumers are urg
ed to tue honey as a substitute for
sugar. A -areful and conservative
calculation, based on certain known
facta, indicates the surprising facts
that at least 2,000 tons of honey, the
moat healthful sweet known, went,
to waste in North Carolina in 1917. '
la Honor of Soldier.
On Saturday evening, July Atfc, a
party of young people chaperoned by
Mr. and Mm. J. E. Dodaon and Mrs.
J. W. Depny rave a moat enjoyable
picnic at Dodaon'a Mill Pond near
Pilot Mountain, in honor of Mr. J.
Egbert Dodaon of Camp Jackaon who
wan home on a ahort furlough.
The evening waa a pent very pleas
antly in flahing and kodaking. After
ward* aupper waa served on a large
rock, conaiating of a large aaaortment
of good thing* to eat.
Thoae enjoying the outing were
Mixa Mayme Jonea, Mr. J. Egbert
Dodaon, Sadie Jonea, Muncie Dodaon,
Mozelle Hunt, Roy Dodaon, Maude
Adama, Neil Jonea, Mary Dodaon,
Blum Denny, Mecil Denny, Hazel
Hunt, Lula Denny and Lula Dodaon.
About 8-30 the party met at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Dodaon.
there they were joined by many otheri
where Mr. Egbert Dodaon waa again
honored by a lawn party. The re
mainder of the evening waa apent in
playing gamea. Afterwarda ice
cream waa aerved.
Pilot Mountain, July 8th.
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HATCHER PATTERSON, Mount Airy, N.C.
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