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fOL. XLI M0UX1 AIRY, JfORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY. JULY 26. 1918. j ' JfO. i
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DIRECT TO AMERICA.
Coast Patrol iad SmpImm* art
Hunting out tha Sm Wolf—
Ma7 Haw Strawn MinM in
Atlantic Ship I ■■■
Washington. July 21.—In contntat
to tha tacticr adopted by the submar
tnea whirh laat raided American wat
ara, tha (jarman sea wolf whirh ap
paarad today off tha Massachusetts
roast torpadoad and shelled veaael*
without giving the crews opportunity
to aaak safety in amall boat*.
The fart waa arreplad in Home quar
tan aa indicating that tha German a
ware undertaking to bring their cam
paign of "frightfulneaa" direct home
to America in tha hope of shaking
tha morale of the nation. - That thia
attempt would have no more sucreaa
than the raid of laat May and June
waa the firm 1'onviction of official
Official* plainly were surpriaed thit
the aubmerr.iblc should have attack
ed a tug and hargea aa theae vecsela
were without military value and the
monetary loaa waa amall. Some ac
cepted thia wa. te of ammunition aa
hearing out the theory of a "frightful
neaa" campaign for upon no other
ground, they aaid, cold the submarine
commander justify auch an expensive
Reappearance 01 sunmartnes in
Amt-rncan water* as thin time was not
unexpected after the finding of for
eign made mine* off the Long Island
coast last week. The presence of the
sea raider was not accepted by naval
official!) as proof that it was a tor
pedo that sank the arfRored cruiner
San Diego off Fire Inland, New York,
last Friday with a possible loss of «2
Most officinls still held to the theory
that mine had destroyed the cruiser.
In their opinion the submarine strew
ed mines in the trana-Atlantic .ship
lane east of New York in the hope of,
destroying transport* bound to Eu
rope with American troops. This me
thod of undertaking destruction of
trobp ships instead of by direct at
tack was believed to have been adopt
ed by the German because of the risk
of his own destruction by destroyers
and other war craft convoying the
transports if he attacked them.
Thus far there has been nothing
to indicate that more than one sub
marine is conducting the present raid.
That of last May and June, however,
was carried out by at least two sub
mersibles. Steps to deal with the
new raid already have been taken by
the navy department and roast pa
trols and seaplanes are hunting out
The department tonight had little
detailed information regarding the at
Officials were inclined to doubt re
ports that the submarine was 400 feet
long, as no submersible of such .size
lias heretofore been reported. There
have been reports recently that th
Cermans were building supcrsubmers
bles to be heavily armed and armored,
but it is not believed that even those.
vessels would have such a length.
This was the first appearance of
submersible* in New England waters
since United State* entered the war
but before that, the U-53 sank sever
al vessels, off the Massachusetts coast
after appearing at Newport, R. I.
The submersible* which visited this
side of the Atlantic last May ai^} June
operated between New York a fid the
Virginia capes and largely off the
shores of Virginia and Maryland.
All of the 20 ships which were de-j
stroyed in Ameican waters in that]
raid were first halted by the submar
ine and their crew* permitted to seek
safety in the small boats. Eleven
of the vessels were tailing crafts and
the other nine, steamer*. Two other
vessel* were sunk well oat into the
Atlantic, presumably by these sub
marines when they were homeward
Kins ton Firm Blacklisted.
Because they refused to accept
and pay for a carload of hay with
out just cause for refuting the ship
ment, the license of King and
Haarn, wholesale and retail dealers
In food and feed staff* and Kinston
^ has been issued sfalsnt the Arm, ef
fective today, says the Raleigh News
and Observer of the 18th. This means
In effect that King and Heam will
have to cease i in mediately any opera
tions aa wholesalers or jobber* and
that their retail buiinee* will have to
be wouiyl up as soon as their present
stock la exhausted, as they will not be
able to purchaae other suppllee be
cause of the blacklkist order.
WILL BRING AMERICAN
DEAD HOME SOME DAY.
The Government Intend* to Re
Inter Soldiers' Bodies in Na
tive Soil. * |
Washington. July 18.—it is the pre-'
xant intention of the government to
bring home hum day the bodie* of all
American soldier* who fsll in battle
in Franca and to permit thair re-bur-1
ml in the soil of thair native land.
The announcement of policy wan
brought about today by a petition re
cently died with the war department
by thirty odd citizens of Raleigh,
N. C, who petitioned that tha body
of Lieut. Wm. Dudley Robbing might
be brought bark to Raleigh for bur
At the time this petition via pre
sented to the department by Senator
Simmon* it wan forecast in the Daily!
News that the department would ftnd1
it impracticable to bring the body'
home at tima however, it was suggeKt
ed, the body might be returned to Ral-'
sigh after the war.
In a letter sent to .Senator Sim
mon* today by Major . General H. P.
McCain, the adjutant general of the
army, the Senator in r.dvised that
Lieutenant Robbins body cannot be
brought bark now, but General Mr
Cain say*: "The bodies of our dead
are buried with such religious ttervire*
and military honor* a* the circum
stances will permit and the graves
are marked ami their location* re
"It i* impracticable to state at thi*
time what arrangements will be made
for the return to the United State*!
for interment of remain* of American
soldier* dying abroad. It is expected:
however, that the remain* of all such
soldier* will ultimately be returned
for interment at their former residen
ces at public expense."
This statment by the adjutant gen
eral will gratify sorrowing mother*
ami fathers throughout the country.j
from the American viewpoint one of
the distressing feature* of th'; war1
ha* lieen the thought that American j
boys, dying far from home, would rest
in the soil of a foreign country —no1
matter if that country be one of Ame-j
The war department has received
many inquiries concerning the hope of
a return home of the body of a slain
soldier of the United State*. Al
though it will he a tremendous and
sorrowful undertaking, the war de
partment apparently .now intend* to
bring all bodies home if thi* be possi
ble after the war.
German Bomb an American
Red Croaa Hospital.
A Paris dispatch of a recent date
says that two German airplanes took
part in the deliberate bombing of the
American Red Cravs hospital* at Juoy
late last night. An Investigation of
the affair has been made at the re- j
quest of Harvey D. Gibson, American
Red Cross commissioner for France
by Daniel T. F'ierce of the committee
on public information. The reportj
shows that four bomb* were dropped
at 11 o'clock lost night. Two fell
squarely on tent* one fell seven feet |
from another tent and the fourth
failed to explode.
There are no structures of any
kind near the hospital and the near
est railroad is three kilometer* away.
In addition to the usual Red Cros*
markings a large cross 10 feet long
was in position on the lawn.. Photo
graphs taken recently from air
planes show* that the cross was visi
ble several thousand feet in the air.
Seven witnesses agree that the
German aviators flew bock and forth
several times. They then shut off
their engines, dropped to within a
few hundred feet and let go their
bombs after a careful observation.
Much Food Sent Allica.
Washington, July IS.Food valued at:
approximately $1,400,000,000 wa* cent
to the allied countries from the United
State* during the fiscal year which
ended June 30. Food Administrator
Hoover wrote President Wilson in a
letter made public today, reviewing
the work of the fox! administration.
The figures Indicate, Mr. Hoover told
the President the measure of effort
of the American people to provide the
allies with food supplies.
The G. L. Dodson place known ai
the Will Herring place will be told to
the highest bidcer for cash on Sat
urday, August 10th, at 10 o'clock a. m.
on Low Gap road two miles from Ml
Airy. This farm contain* 40 acres.
Plenty of timberiand, good 4 room
house and other outbuildings. WUl
also sell all the house hold and kitchen
furniture, all farming tools ate.
W. H. DODSON, Ext.
SOI SONS TO RHEIMS THE
ALLIED ARMY ADVANCE
Virtoriaa for the allied train in
Francs continue to multiply. Or«r
tha antira HO mila front running from
Soiaaona to Rheima tha allied troop*
ara fighting with a determination that
brook* no denial of tha efforta. And
tha German* steadily ara giving
ground, though atubhorn resistance i*
baing offered on noma aartora.
Further goodly aised indentation*
hava haan made in tha Garman lina
lietween Soiaaone and Chateau Thierry
by tha American and French troop*
and almost all tha gain* made by tha
German* in their recant drive south of
the Marne and toward tha vicinity
of ftheims hava bean blotted out un
der the counter attack* of the Ameri
can*, Frenrh, British and Italian*.
Chateau Thierry, which represent*
the point in the battle line where the
German* had driven thejr wedge near
t»t to Pari*, ha* been recaptured by
the Frenrh troop*, and nhno*t *imul
taneously the village of Bra*el*, two
mile* eastward, and the height* to
the north of the village fell into their
Acting in harmony with the move
ment on Chateau Thierry, American
and French troop* northwest of city
struck the German* another hard blow
broke through the German line* and
ilrove through at some point* more
than three mile*. Large number* of
prisoner* were taken and the machine
guns of the allied troop* literally
down the German* who endeavored to
stay their progress. To the north,
along the Ourq valley the French are
making good progreaa toward the im
portant juncition town of Nanteuil
Dame while the operations south and
southeast of Soisnon* are keeping
lime with thow along the other parts
nf the from.
Then entire southern bank of the
Marne having been cleared of enemy
forces, French, British and Italian
troops now are harassing those south
west of Rheims and they have been
forced to fall heck in the Courton
wood, the Ardre valley and near St.
Eupharat—. notwithstanding their
Jesperate reeiatanee. 11m asaher of
British operating with the allies for
rea in this region ia now known. The
Arst announcement that they were in
the action was made Saturday night
>nd doubtless they represent a portffm
r>f the great reserve* that everywhere
»re being brought up along the batlte
line in an endeavor to make sure the
victories already won and enlarge
With the capture of Chateau Thier
ry and the fast progress of the F rench
»nd American* eastward from the
northern Hectors, the plight of the
(>erman* in the southwestern portion
of the SoUsons-Rheims salient be
comes Improbable that when stock is
finally taken large numbers of prison
:r» and <|uantities of gun* and war
(tores will be found to have been tak
en by the allied troop*. Aviators
i-ontinue to lend assistance to the
troop* of General Foch, scouting the
neck areas and harassing the retreat
ing Germans with their machine guns.
Motable work has been done by Amer
ican Indian* for General Pershing's
men. the Aborigine* taking pro
minent part in characteristic western'
fashion in scouting in the Marne re
In none of the other theaters ex-i
•ept the Soissons-Rheims salients is I
there any fighting of great moment in i
I*hree Merchant* are
Disciplined by Page.
Raleigh, July 22.—The contribu
tion of $100 to the Red Cross society '
ay J. H. Burton, a merchant of Reid\
.ille, was announced by the food ad
ministration here today, this con
tribution being a self-imposed pen
ilty in lieu of more strenuous action
by the food administration for disre
gard of food administration rules and
regulations in the distribution of
Foodstuffs. Mr. Burton is one of the
nost prominent merchants of his sec
tion and not only had conducted a
wholesale business without license,
but was charged with showing a spir
it of indifference toward activities of
the food administration generally.
Announcement was made today
slao of self-imposed penalties for vio
lations of food rules and regulations
by F. E. Hashagen Company and the
Brooklyn Grocery Company, both of'
Wilmington. Both of these Arms had
■old excessive quantities of flour to
consumers and the penalties were
contributions of $100 and $26 re
spectively to the IWlmington chap
ter of the Red Cross Society.
ALL PHYSICIANS WILL
PROBABLY BE DRAFTED
Government to Ttk* Over En
tire Medical Pro/euion end
WaAington, July IS.—The |o*tm
ment la about to aaauma control of the
•ntiiy Btdical profession in tha Unit
ad Slate" to obtain sufficient dor ton
for tha fast powlnit army, and at tha
name tim* to distribute thoaa remain
ing to tha localities or aeviras where
they are Mom needed for civilian work
This mobilisation ii to ba accom
plished either by enrolling all doctor*
in a volunteer service corpa undar
pledge to accept whatever service,
military or civilian, in assigned them,
by the governing body of the corpa,
or, if the voluntary plan ia not aur
cesnful, by lagialation providing for
drafting them into government ser
vice. Medical officer* of the govern
ment believe compulsory conscription
wilt not be necessary.
v* • khiiimiiivii pmun i ui inc vuiuni*
teer medical service corps already
have been made and started in a few
states ander authority of the council
of national defense. Instead of enroll
ing in this corps only thoae physicians
not suitable for military service, eith
er because of aire, physical infirmity,
dependency, or institutional or public
need, as planned at present, the gov
erni<mnt is expected shortly to throw
open the membership to all doctors,
ami to hind them with a pledge
"during the present emergency to ac
cept service military or civilian where
ever and for whatever duty he may be
called by the general governing board'
Under this projected plan, the army
and navy would take those physicians
and surgeons best fltted for active du
ty, and who can be spared from ci
vilian requirements. At the same
time, the government would maintain
a continuous survey of the country,
and assign doctors to those communi
ties in which there are too few prac
The practical operation, officials, be
lieve, would cause little of this reloca
tion. However, since physicians who
are needed in rertain communities,
hospitals, schools, or other essential
civilian services would not be com
missioned in the army.
Conferences of doctors were held to
day in Washington and a number
of other cities to disucss the operation
of the voluntary enrollment plan. A
committee of army and navy surgeons
also completed today recommenda
tions for including in the volunteer
medical service corps all doctors, in
steuil of only those disqualified for
Of the 143,000 doctors in the Unit
ed States, it is estimated between W),
000 and 85,000 are in active practice,
and 23,000 or about one-fourth in
the army or navy. Nearly 50.000 will
be required eventually for the army.
The active practioner* remaining to
gether with those who have retired,
but who c^n be persuaded to resume
active work, must carry on the health
maintenance work in this country.
It became known today that Sur
geon General Gorga^ of the army,
Braisted of the navy and Blue of the
public health service are considering a
plan for commissioning all teachers
in medical schools and assigning them
to their present duties. This would
constitute a means of preventing fur
ther disruptionof medical teaching
staffs, and at the same time recogni
zing the public service of these men.
/ Sugar Situation.
The sugar situation has become
extremely acute and I am requested
to make the following statement:
1st. Urga the utmost economy in
the use of sugar by all consumers.
2nd. Urge the canning of fruits
without sugar. I
3rd. Forbid the sale of any .sugar
for any purpose including canning and
preserving, in excess of 2 and 6 lbs.
lots except upon certificate approved
by the County Food Administrator. <
4th. Retailers must furnish Food
Administration each week a copy of
all sugar sold during the week and
the persons to whom sold.
Sth. Wholesalers should furnish re
tailers In'original packages where
6. No new jobbers or wholesalers
starting to handle sugar after July
1st should be given license or certi
7th. No interim certificates should
be issued for the month of August.
8th. The rupply allowed for July
will likely be required to extend
The foregoing la received from
Washington and I urge all consumer*
of sugar to use the strictest economy.
W. F. CARTER,
County Food Admr.
SUBMARINE ATTACKS ,
BARGES OF CAPE COD.
Actio* Lasted an Hour ud waa
Unchallangad Excapt for
HjrdropUiMi From Chatham
Orleann, Mam., July 21.—An enemy,
submarine attacked a tow off tha eo..t
am moat point of ( ape Cod today rank
thraa barge*, aat a fourth and their
! tug on Are and droppad four ahalla
on tha mainland. Tha action laatad
I an hour and waa unchallenged except
for two hydroplane* from tha Chat-|
ham aviation atation. which circlar!
over the U-boat cauaing it to aub-'
me rife, for only a moment, to reap-j
pear and reaume tiring.
The rrawa of the low, numbering 41
and including thraa woman and Ave
children, e tea pad amid the ahell Are in |
lifeboat*. Several were wounded, hut ]
only one aeriourly. Thia happened to
be John Rotovieh, an Auatnan of the
; crew of the tug. Hia right arm near|
j the ahoulder waa torn away by a fra
gment of ahell. The minor injuriea of.
the othera were from shell splinter*.
" The bargea were in tow of the tug1
l Perth Amhoy, owned by the I^ehigh
Valley railroad and were bound from ■
Glourheater for New York. One wan
loaded with atone hut the other* were,
light, being on their return trip after
bringing coal to New F.nirland.
The attack wax without warning
and only the poor markamanahip of,
the German gunner* permitted the •*-1
cape of the rreO,
The fight took place three miles j
south of the Orleans coast guard »ta- (
tion which ia located-midway between
Chatham and the elbow, and HifrH-1
land light at the extreme tip of the1
i-ape. The firing was heard for miles 1
and brought thousands to the beach
from the flashes of the guns and the
outline of the U-boat were plainly
visible. Possible danger to the on-1
lookers was not thought of until a1
shell whizxec' over their heada and,
splashed in a pond a mile inland.;
Three other sheila buried themselves
in the sand of the beach.
The survivors of tfce tow, with the;
exception of two injured, were taken
to the Orleans coast guard station,,
communication with which by tele-1
phoae under navy regulations was not
permitted So ■''.formation could be
obtained from official sources on the
cape. The survivors lost all their per- i
sonal effects and some of them who
were in their bunks when the U-boat i
appeared, came ashore in their night
The tug Perth Am boy with her
four barges in line was puffing along
leisurely just off the shoals, two miles
from shore at 11 o'clock this morning
when the U-boat, of an estimated
length of 404) feet, rose suddenly one
mile eastward and trained her guns
on the tow. A moment later and with
out warning to the crew a shell struck (
the second barge amidship.
The empty craft doublet! up and
sank so quickly that her crew barely
had time to lower their small boats.
Capt. J. H. Tapely of the tug had
sounded his whistle a* soon as the
U-boat was sighted and ordered the'
barges a banded. The first shot was
followed by a rain of shells that
dropped on and all about the Perth
Am boy and her barges. A lucky shot
next sank the last barge. Mean-,
while, hits one the tug had set her
afire but she stood by her barges
to the finish. The third barge in the
line, the smallest of all, proved a hard
mr.k and the German gunners occu
pied half an hour in disposing of her.
By this time the firing had alarmed
the whole cape and cries for assis
tance were sent broadcast. No Ameri
can warships, however, appeared to be
in the vicinity ami the exhibition of
German gunners went on methodical-i
ly. Then two hydroairplancs rose
from the station at Chatham and fly
ing low darted toward the enemy as
though to attack. It could not be
seen that they dropped any bombs
but the Germans evidently antici
pated an attack from the air for they
stopped firing and elevated their guns
against the hydro-airplanes. They
did not fire however, and a moment la
in* piuiM circled about nut tnc
enemy m last seen and then turned
their noees toward their station.
Scarcely had they reached shore when
the U-boat reappeared and reswaed
her attack on the tag *nd the one light
barge remaining afloat. Both the
tug and thi* barge ware in flames and
were held where they ware by the
sunken barge, one of which with a
load of stone made an effective an
When the firing began the crews
lost no time In abandoning the tow.
Each of the four bargee had one small
bout intended to carry only (n per
junta «rM all the craft ware greatly
aftrlMihi -In addition the occupants
War* aipoM to constant danger from
Ml Are. Several merchant craft
war* in the vicinity aad rtftriikM of
tha menan to themselves want t« tit*
rescue of tha craws and towad tha
■mall boata to ahor*. Tha man of tha
Parth Am boy who atood by thair -hip.
until it waa ablaze from bow to atarn
wara taken off by Ufa boata froaa tha
roast guard station.
Tha U-boat waa (till trying to And
vulnerable spota in the Parth Ajnboy
and the remaining barg* whan tha hy
droplanes aguin approached. At aight
of tha airplanes tha submarine again
submerged and did not re-appear.
The three women ami Ave rhildran
did not suffer any physical harm,
though one of the women who had
baan making her Arst trip to saa.
fainted aftar sh* had !>eei. placed in a
small boat. Among the children was
an 11-year-old boy. who at the Arst
sign of battle grabl>ed an American
Hag and shook it defiantly toward tha
U-boat. The lad was still clinging to
the colon held proudly above his head
when he landed on the l«ach.
The German commander cither took
a long chance or had an exact chart
of the dangerous shoals and shifting
sand bar* off the capes. It would
be impossible for him to submerge to
any great depth and the scene of hU
exploits was not one in which under
sea boats might be expected to oper
ate. Tonight he wn- being hunted by
patrol vessels and othjr war craft.
THE UNITED STATES
PUBLIC SERVICE RESERVE
Pursuant to a resolution of the
War Labor Policies Bouid, local com
munity Board are being established.
It is the plan to have one such board
for each county. Each bonrd i? com
posed of three memlnri. One who
shall he chairman, the representative
of the United States Employment Ser
vice, selected by the State Director of
the Reserve. One who employ* labor
and one who ia a laborer. There are
to be township agents. That in n man
in each township to represent the
board and keep in touch with the
county agent as to conditions in hia
respective township. This is far more
than a local interest, it is National.
The community labor board shall have
general jurisdiction for the recruiting
and distribution of labor in it* local
ity, subject to the State Director".
Edw. M. t.inville ha* been appointed
ihairmnn for Surry County and Iielow
we Rive a list of the board as now
constituted. Some few township
agent* have not as yet been appoint
ed. but will be within the next few
days. Dr. Geo. J. Ramsey of Raleigh,
N. C. is Federal State Director of
the United tSates Employment Ser
vice in North Carolina. Any one seek
ing employment where the Govern
ment is doing public work will be
expected to get in touch with Dr.
Ramsey through Mr. Linville, the lo
cal Chairman, or if it is not con
venient see Mr. Linville you can go to
your township agent and he will con
vey the information to Mr. Linville.
After August 1st no labor agent can
come into Surry County and employ
laborers without a written permit
signed by Mr. Linville except under
penalty of the Federal Law.
C ommunity Labor Hoard
Edward M. Linville, Chm, Mt. Airy,
J.- D. Sargent, Mount Airy.
R. R. lloneyford. Mount Airy.
Dobson, B. F. Bolger, Dobson.
Eldora, R. W. Simpson, Mt. Airy.
Franklin, " .
Longhill, D. E. Nelson, Ararat.
Marsh, W. L. Alberty, CrutchfieW.
Mount Airy, Oscar Yokley, Mt. Airy
Shoals, L. L. Marion, Pinnacle.
Siloam, W. H. Ashbum. Siloam.
Westfield, S. F. Shelton, Westfield.
Must Satisfy A* to Af*.
Hereafter boys and young man
who offer to enlist in the United
tSatai army muit satisfy the rec rati
ng officer that they ara twenty-one
rears of age. They must show by
>irth certificate, baptismal record,
■chool certificate, or an affidavit of
the parent or guardian that they ara
vt the required age. Considerable m
trouble has bean experienced by the
fovernment In having ta release MA
mi account of their youth, and it la
ilea expensive far Uacte Sam ta en
list, cloth and train boys for a white
snd than send then hams at Ik*
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