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| J. W. NOELL. EDITOR AN]
VOL. No. IXL
^ Mr,, McLean's
Could be hiT(_defnt(d the resolution
cutting off loans for export
of farm prodncta in 1920T
In December, 1923, the editor of
the Roxboro Courier printed as editorial
a statement of the record of
the Wai Pinsinc Corporation, every.word
of which was, supported by offi? i
cial records cited in the editorial:
This record showed that In the year
1920 the War Finance Corporation
had the power to make advances for
export of American farm ^products, 1
cotton, tobacco, etc.; and that instead
of making these advances the War
Finance Bqard suspended its "activities
by a resolution adopted May 10,
ic This resolution is as follows:
k "Resolved, That at the request of
" the Secretary of the Treasury and ,
pendintr fprther action by this Bqprd.
1he making by the Corporation of ,
further advances for export purposes,
except pursuant to existing commitments.
be suspended." .(See Third Annual
Report of War Finance Corporation.
Page; 6, as signed by Hon. A.
W. McLean and his associates.)
Everybody knows what happened
in consequence. Senator Simmons has .
declared that-the policy of defllation,
of which the suspension of the War
Finance Corporation's activities was
an essentiaj part, resulted "in the
widespread 'ruin of the farmers".
The Supreme Court of North Carolina
has declared that this resolution:
brought about a drop in the price of
cotton of 30 cents a pound. See To-!
baceo Growers vs. Jones, 185 N C 265.
The auestion is- a? to Hon. A. W. j
McLean's share in the. responsibility
for passing this resolution. Mr.
Brooks says that Mr. McLean oppos-i
ed this resolution. We say that he did
not. This is the issue. Let us now dis-;
cues it In light of the evidence. !
The War Finance Board consisted
of five members at the time; Hon. A.;
' W. McLean, now a candidate for
Governor In'this State, being one of
Erom May. 1920, until January'
1921. cotton, tobacco, et-. took a tremendous
fall. We had what was
known as "deflation" and there was.
in the language of Senator Simmons,
"w'despn-ead ruin" of the. farmers.
. While this deflation was going on.
and prices falling, the War Finance
Corporation did frothing?loaned not
n dollar for export or for any other j
purpose. It was the one agency of -the
Government that might have arrest- j
ed or alleviated this process of de- i
flation. This was what ft was for sf-!
~*T? ter the war was over?-to prevent
Ju*t what it failed to prevents?the j
rolJanse of prices of farm products. ?
It had the nower to praise two bill ion? '
of dollars for this purpose. But it did.
This is not denied. It is a matter,
of history and carnal record.
The Courier's editorial wa< not an-;
swefed at the t:mo. Hon. A. L. Brooks'
issued a so-called "reply" consisting,
of numerous complimentary lettersj
to Hon. A. W. McLean, from his political
friends and associates. The
Greensboro News declared that' Mr.
Brooks' "reply" did not "fease" the,
Cmrier's charges. Mr. Brooks' s?cond
attempt practically admits _this.
On Anril.rll. 1924?nearly fotir
months later .Mr-Brooks tries again.
We are printing his second attempt
to ' 'ear his candidate fo*? Governor
m this number of the Courier. We
p*-e gladly nriiftirg it. T* proves our
charge against Mr. McLean. ^
In our opinion. Mr. Brooke makes
the matter worse* for Mr. McLean in
hi'?T second ntt'emot: He admits:
I. That Mr. McLean was a member
of the War Finance Board at the
time of deflation. *
?. "That the War Finance-Corporation
was charged with the duty and
the power of making advances for
exnort of fiirj1 r,r<?asi ~ .
5% -^fVaJr it suspended activities
May 10, 1920. and notwithstanding
Europe was calling for Amerinan
cotton, food arid tobacco, it loaned
. . not a dollar for export the balance
4. That all through this period
the War Finance Board had four hundred
mflllions of dollars of the people's
. money invested in United States
Bonrl*?instead of in mtt.nn nnd to..
bacco and wheat and com, on the
way to Rurope that was calling for
K. That the farmers were ruined.
?. He does does not deny that Mr.
McLean was all througn this period
heavily interested in cotton mllla, of
which he was director, and from
which he drew large dividends. This
.. ? fact. He does not deny that all
through this period Mr. McLean was
. drawing a salary of $12,000 from
he U. S. government and another
large salary from tfie Atlantic Coast
Tirr yf pre.idenr of its
suh^'liary., the Virginia & Carplina
_ ' Srn'hcrn .R., R. This is a fact.
Wli*t iww Mr. Krooks do?
Ho trios to pot the whole wretched
off Upon. Secretary Houston.
yfiMifllwl MctrA?w$-Not Oppose
. the : Resolution. v
iTnhi - T>n? it re kp'nprn, Ttnd ntrrepd thftf
rhn^ vf" fitr* nierfther? or jEhe War^
r- *"V'T" franco Board/3ff."Rotfctoh wffft ope.
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War Pin- |'
ration Record >
Mr. McLean was one. No one man d
could control It. It required a major- j,
ity?that iq, three.
The question is, Did Mr. McLean
oppose the resolution suspending: >
loans of the Board? |n
MR. BROOKS SAYS MR. MC- v
LEAN WAS OPPOSED TO 'THE
RESOLUTION OF MAY 10, 1920, "
SUSPENDING THE ACTIVITIES OF ir
THE.'HOARD, BUT- MP BROOKS' f
OWN ARGUMENT?READ IT? |i
SHOWS THAT THIS COULD NOT .
BE TRUE! SEE SENATOR OVERMAN'S
LETTER, AS PUBLISHED J
BY ,UR. BROOKS. IN THIS LETTER
SENATOR OVERMAN SAYS: 8
"Some?if not ail of the directors? ^
including Mr. McLean?opposed suspension.
When the Secretary (Hourtori)
insisted, Mr. Meyer and I think a
Mr.vCutcheon resigned." &
TRhs is true; Meyer and Cutchoon '
weri^ngainst the resolution, and
when it passed,'resigned. They came ,c
THERE WERE FIVE MEMEBERS
OF THE BOARD. MR. MEYER AND
MR. CUTTCHEON WERE TWO. MR.
BROOKS QUOTES" SENATOR OV- e
ERMAN AS SAYING THAT THEY [t
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CROWDED OUT. j
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Wo have several very interesting j,
communications which are crowded j
out of thie issue. We will present,
them in our next. '.
All. announcements will appear in'v
next issue. Don't imagine they are
out of the race, they are still running,1 j
with more to follow "" , ?
LEWD WOMEN SENT TO JAIL. *
On last Sunday two women from 0
Danville, Va., giving their- names as a
Sarah and Sallie Dove, were raising q
quite a commotion ".in?the country < e
r.ear Ceffo. Sheriff Long was notified J
and with Mr. Sam Oliver went out Jto f
arrest them. However, they were s
frustrated in their plans as the par- ?
ties got wind of_the fact that the j.
Sheriff was after- them and made a j
get away, hut the officers were not to t
be fooled and on Monday followed r
them to Danville where they were ^
arrested by the chief of police of that.
city. They were brought here on Mon- a
day evening and given a hearing be- p
fore Squire Newton yesterday morn- ^
ing, and bound over to court under
$250 bond, each, which they were un- ?
able to give and were?sent to jail. 1 v
SIMPLY- DID MY DUTY.
Mr. Editor: 3
I understand that I have been crit-,*1
icised by a lot of people for persuing i P
and arresting the bad women. These;*1
women have been coming here for y
some time, causing a lot of trouble,]*
and on Sunday were oub at an old. ?
school house where there were sev-! ^
eral men drunk and several fights j d
had occurred. I was called upon and ^
felt that something must be done,!*1
hence myHfesire to break up this, aw-18
ful business. Chief Bell of Danville!
told me their character was awful j *
bad, and that he had been trying to
catch them for some, time, and was
very glad we had a case against' *
I have done nothing more than my n
duty. .The people elected me to en-/*
force'the law and I am going to try ^
to do that as long as I am^in this of- *
fice. ^? - - -4~.il
Respectfully, ; ?
J. M.J,ong, Sheriff. !v
Having qualified as Executrix of"*
the estate of J. C. Gentry, late of
Person County, NV-'C-.^this is to notify
all persons having claims against '
the estate of the said deceased to ]
present them to the undersigned on!
or before the 15th day of April, 1925, B
or this notice will be pleaded iff" bar of j
their recovery. All persons indebted
to said estate will please make immediate
payment: . S
This April 15, 1924. t<3
Mrs. Susie Gentry, ' j
JLheiebv announce myself a cand:t'
.date for County Commissioner, subject
to ^ the n?nibrratic primary. If >
-wt?taror mr-Tfith-thf mnrinnnrm 1
and elect jtte f shall serve..you to the <
best of ioV ability. ' ' i
... - 'John T.. Gentry.. . ..' v
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HOME FIRST, j
O, NORTH CAROLINA
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The Rokboro high school debating
earns proceeded to Chapel Hill to
ontest for the Aycock cup in the
igh school debating contest, held uner
the auspices of the University of
lorth Carolina on last Thursday, and
Ithongh they did not succeed in
ringing, home the cup they got so
ear it that had it been a snake it
'ould have bit thera, for on retuxnig
to Roxboro the affirmative team
epresented by Janle Burns and
iharles \Voo<ls received the folloarsg
letter from Dr. Rankin, secretary
f the contestr-.
)ear Miss Burns rfnd Mr. Woods:
We wish to congratulate you on the
uccess of your debate at Chapel Hill,
'ou deserve a great deal df credit
or .making such progress in so short:;
period of experience in debating)
nd we are glad to inform you that I
ou-came out next to Wilson in the!
Sincerely yours, |
E. K. Rankin, Sect, 'u
As the Wilson debaters were chos^j
n the best upholders of the aflfrma-l
ive side of the question out of the;
ne thousand high school debaters,!
>r. Rankins letter meant that Janit-j
lurns and Charles Woods are next]
o the'Wilson logicians, the best!
igh school affirmative debaters in'
he State of. North Carolina.
On arriving at the University, eaA
earn drew it opponent, by lot anf
. as directed to' one of the fifteen
ections where the debates were held,
n each of these sections ten schools
.ere represented by an affirmative,or,
negative team and the best team on]
ach side of the question was qhosen]
rom each-section to take part in an-]
ther contest the next day for choice!
s the best team on its side of the I
uestion of all the schools representd.
Although the negative team from
toxboro. which had previously derated
Oxford was eliminated?in its;
ection, Roxboro's affirmative w.'s
icked as the best affirmative f^t1]
ts section and went to the semi-'
nals where-it won second honor^-in j
he state. The- -negative side from
toxboro was upheld by Roxanah
rapcey and Eugene Thompson. I
The sbccess of the-debating teams
t the University following their
revious victories over Oxford and
"hapel If ill together with Wallace!
Vhite's success in the* Declamation,
'ontest at Wake Forest College the'
. eek before where he went to the
mals and won a college pin as a]
rophy of his ability places the Rox-i
oro high school on the map in thei
tare wnen it comes to anairs ora-1
orical. These victories are the moro|
rized when the fact is taken into
onsideration that this is the first
ear in a six year period of time that
loxboro has contested in oratorical
r debating contests of any kind, and
he participants of the high school
eserve a great deal of credit for the
ard work that has been necessary
o win honors for the town and the
>EATH OF MR. E. A. PHILLIPS.
Mr. Phillips died at his home in1
last Roxboro on March 6th, 1924.
re was born on August 19th,. 1819, |
laki'ng his stay on earth 75 years and j
months. He was twice married, his
rst wife was a Miss Jones, and to
heif union was bom 5 children. In
82$. ie was jnarried to Miss' Mary E.
lagan, and to this ui..or. IP children'
re re born, 5 boys and 5- girls. May
!od bless his wife and children who
re left ,tu mourn their lrtss. He had
teen confined to his bed for 16
aonths, but wife, children and friends
id everything for him that moytal
lands could do, but God saw fit to
ake him awa\i to live with Him.?
^ Friend. ..
iIR. SCOTT WILL
ADDRESS THE FARMERS.
On Tuesday April 22nd Mr. R. W.
Scott of AJamance county will adIreaa
the farmers or* the freneral subect
of Aifricultuee. The address will
alee place at the nobh hour recess, in
he court house. The public is cordiili'y
invited ' to hear this address.
' AT AUCTION ?
25. residential lots?your opportiflity
to purchase at market value,
ju-pry-btf-V" h-'.-M noi.-t fnrf.' the
Hill', .Sutuiilny AirriJ lOfh-at 1 i*. M.
ar the*.premises. . . . '
v h'sa. " Js T. Walker..
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\, Wednesday Evening A
DEMOCEATIC COUNTT T
The Democratic County Convention
met here last- Saturday evening and h
it was the most harmonious dozen y
Jrou ever saw. In the absence of the ri
County Chairman, Mr. R. P. Burns, f<
the convention was called to order d;
by Mr. N_ Lunsford, secretary. Mr. SI
L. M. Carlton wgsmade permanent
chairman and MrT j. W. Noeil, secretary.
A motion that all It
Democrats in good and regular stand-1
ing be recognized as delegates at the'
State convention was adopted. Ad-J
journed. I t~
DEATH OF MRS. A. A. KENT. ^ Jf
Mr?. A. A. Kent, who before nrar- 3
riage was Miss Elma Featherston,
died at the home of her husband. Dr. *"
Kent, in Lenoir, N. C? last Friday
morning. The body, accompanied ny Jj
Dr. Kent and his four sons, was
brought here for burial on Saturday,^
the funeral services' being held in the i
Edgar Long Memorial Church, of [7
which she was for so long a consistent
member, Rev. F. M. Shamburger,
pastor, assisted by Rev. J. B. Hur- j
ley and Rev, B. C. Thompson, con- 2
ducting the services. 3
Mrs. Kent was a native of Roxboro,
having lived here until about }
three years ago when she was mar- 5
ried, and was a most beautiful, lovable
woman, being an active church 6
pujrjser. The floral offering was beau-' 7
tiful, beh?g a simple testimony of her s
universal- popularity with her old !
home friends. I
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- A GREAT OCCASION.
Blessings on our speakers who rep-j
resented Roxboro High School at 11
Chapel Hill last week. It was a great j
occasion with the host of high school j
speakers, their fathers, mothers,
brothers, sisters and friends from
the four quarters of North Carolina, S
We are happy over the most excellent
work of our speakers. They have^
brought honor not orjiy to this school s
and town but to the whole County. '
We wish every student in Person a
county could have heard the speeches
of our people. They were wonderful, n
But I must hot Write more as a full
account of the work and the occasion
has already been written for The
Again I say, blessings on our
speakers, their fathers and mothers.
J. A. Beam.
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A GOOD RECORD. ,/
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We have had quite a number of,ro->( ^
ports from what the women of the j
County were* doing towards earnirtg g
"pin money" but we have seen no re- ?
port which excells this one of Mra.|_
C. iF. Adcock. During the past year
she has sold $39.68 worth of chickens, t
eggs $81.00, meat $31.25, molasses j.
$9.75 and for butter, beans and other (
vegetables she realized-$208.00, mak-.
ing a grand total of $369.68. ft sure> '
ly pays to give a little time to chictT- F
ens, eggs and vegetables.
MEETING OF METHODIST
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A County meeting of the Metho-!
dist Missionary Societies of Person y
county will be held with the church at,
Oak Grove Friday, April 25th.
It is expected that each organizaf'ren'in
the County Will be represent- R
ed at thia meeting, and we especially
n?a fV.f b.,1, nnnmani,.^ ,1 ?V, [
send one or moTe representatives.
. See program ift the_ rjert issue of a
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SUPERIOR COURT THIS WEEK.
A special term of Superior Court is
in session this week, Judge Brown on ^
the bench. This term is for the purpose
of clearing the civil docket which' ?
has become congested. We will give ^
detailed report in our next issue, j
Monday morning following this s *
special term we will have the regular
term/which will be presided over:
by Judge Sinclair.
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MOVED TO MISSISSIPPI. V ;
Dr. S- D. Coleman, who .has been' (
located here for J.he past year, ha.?_ 5
jnoved to Meridian, Siiss,, and will p
a splenffH "jfoung rnim-and we regret r
to. saw him leave our town. __
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pril 16th, 1924 '
O THE LADY VOTERS
OF PERSON COUNTY.
I declare myself as a candidate "to
old the next re-unioti, subject to
our suppprt with a good basket of
itions. I promise to^do my very best
>r you ana basket. We will eat,
rink and be merry on a high scale,
leet early on May 10th, 1924.
J. H. B., Old Reb.
JEPORT OF THE CONDITION OF
he Peoples Bank, at Roxboro in the
State of North Carolina, at the
close of business, March
SUt. I>24. :
/Loans and. DiscotjntR, $ 873,917.64
. United States Bonds
and. Liberty Bonds,.. "129,650.00
. Ail other Stocks,
Bonds, and Mortgages 74,850.00
. Banking Houses, $9,.
248.82; Furniture and
Fixtures, $10,259.69. ' 19,508.51
. Cash in vault and net
amounts due from Bank3,
Bankers and Trust Cos. 157,594.21
. Cash Items held over
24 hours, a.-.-t...... 5.998.87
i Checks for clearing 6,012.96
. Capital Stock paid in, .$100,000.00
..Surplus .Fund, ... 100,000.00
. Undivideid Profits, less
current^ expenses and
ta*xes ?aid,.., 9,779.15
. Unearned Discount,.. 4,000.00
. Dividends Unpaid, and
Reserves for 7348.00
. Bills Payable, . 10p,000.00
. Deposits subject to
check, Individual, - 417,629.26
Deposits Due State of
N. C. or any Official
. Time Certificates of
Deposit, Due in Less
Than 30 Davs 372,878.63
0. Cashier's Cheeks outstanding
1. Certified Checks^ 34.62
2. Savings Deposits,... 70,476.16
3. Accrued Interest due
itate of North Carolina?County of
Person, April 8th, 1924.
I, E. G. Long, Vice-Preaident, of
he above named Bank, do solemnly
wear that the above statement is
rue to the best of my knowledge
E. G. Long, Vice-President.
Subscribed and sworn to before
le, this 8th day of AnrjJ, 1924.
M. \V. Satterfield, Notary Public.
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W. H. Harris
. v^jnoT C. Pass, Directors.
0 FISHING PARTIES.
Last week the following party went
own to Buckhorn on a fishing trip:
less. C. H. Hunter, C. C. Critcher,
. E. .Daniel, J. T. Wade and Tobie
iatterfield. Mr. Hunter says the
fishing" was good, but the water
ras too high for good results.
Dr. W. T. Long and Mr. J. T. Wade
t>ok a I ittle trip down below Virgina
and report unusual good luck in
atching white perch.
REE OIL?NOT TEA POT DOME.
We will open the Central Service
tation, located on8 Main Street ?posite
Post Office, on Monday April
1st. To all who have their tanks
lied on that day will furnish FREE
quart of oil. Come to see us?serice
with a smile. .
Burch & iFeatherston, Managers.
:ECITAL AT THE AUDITORIUM.
The pupils of. Mrs. It. Wr Newtjft
rill appear in a recital at the school
uditorium Friday afternoon at 4
'clock XfiriY the 18th, 1924. Every
ne is cordially invited.
Revival service* will begin in the
taptist church on Sunday, April 20th,
onducted by Rev. Sam. J. Porter, D.
of Durham. There will be singing
y- the chorus- choir-and? all of the
ingers of the town have been corially
invited to join in these services.
rou are cordially invited to all of the
ervices, 3:30 and 7:30 P. M, 'J
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PLAJf -AT BETH F.I. HJI.I..
There will Ire a play. "A Cabin
Courtship", at Bethel ifHl High
Ichpol Tuesday night April 2?nd
iven by the'A'Ilensville ffigh School,
'nrtaina to rise at- 8 o'cloelt, l.tt' CV
rvbody coj?o- Admission 110 ann
???.. 1 . 7!~gy"iiip-i
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) PER YEAR IN ADVANCE _
ft GREAT SUCCESS
'120 CHARACTERS IN THE CAST ? %
, Pronounced the Bent Ametenr Play
! Presented here. Miss Hemlrika
A Star In Her Line.
"Springtime" h*d been profusely
advertised as THE. BEST and the
people were expecting something out
of the ordinary, and they were not
disappointed. Of the 120 characters
it wonld indeed be a task to pick the
star, but we say unhesitatingly that
each one. did; his or her part to the
j entire satisfaction of the audience.
This-pley was" given for the benel
fit of the Legion boys, nn? they were
greeted by a full house on Friday
night, the second performance Saturday
night was a fairly good house,
and the Legion boys were delighted
' with the success of the play.
It is really a play of me(1t and the
director. Miss Hendriks, brought oat
everything there was in it. If it should
ever be the pleasure of the town to
stage another one of these productions
and Miss Hendriks Is the director
"there is no auditorium large
enough to accommodate the crowd.
_ From a financial standpoint the
play was equally pleasing, the boys
receiving a net balance of more than
SAJNT MARK'S CHURCH.
HOLY WEEK:?A week of concentration
on His Passion and agony in
..the Garden. Let us, in thought and
1 spirit, follow Him throngh the shad|
ows of Gethsemane and on over Cal
vary to the victory. of Easter. V
Wednesday:?Litany and short talk
on the creeds at 5:00 P. M.
Thursday:?tHoly Communion at
7:30 A. M.
I Friday;?A short service of pray- 5
er and praise and an address on the
words from and to the Cross, at 9:00
A. M., 12:00 noon and 3:00 P. M. We
invite you to all of these services.
Easter:?Morning; Prayer, sermon
and Holy Communion at 11:.00. A. M. -j' Come
and worship with us.
J. L. Martin, Rector.
ELDER HERNDREN TO BE
AT W ARRENS GROVE.
Elder Herndren will preach at War- .
rens Grove on the 1st Sunday in May
at 3:30 p. m. The public is cordially
invited to come out to this service,
NEW MANAGER AT
A. A P. STORE.
Charlie Wade has accepted a
(position with the A. & P.. Store and ?
will manage same in the future. This
is a wise step on the part of the A.
& P., for Charlie is one of the most
popular salesmen of this section, hav-?
ing had a long experience in the
"A CABIN COURTSHIP" AT
Allensville High School will pre1
sent their play. "A Cabin Courship"
at Helena High School auditorium
next Saturday night, April 19th, at
8 o'clock. Everybody invited. Admia- j?*~~
sion, 20 and 35 cents.
, NOTICE. f
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If any residence, where the trash
has been piled wa overlooked I [ will
be- glad to have same hauled away
if you will notify roe.
? J- S. Halley - ' - ' ' .c.
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X' C W UAOVU 1 wSvn
Huff i in Aoixin. v
Mr. A. P. Clayton has been appointed
temporary poit master here. Tew
men in the County are better known
than Mr. Clayton and his appointment
will meet with the approval of
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Mr. C. P. Allen, oi the postoflce ? _
force, who hae been on the sick list
for the past several weeks, is abTe
to be at his post again.
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The recent campaign in Cleveland j
'County disclosed-the fact that ofithe
'4,600 children turning in cards, " ?
,'l334 are .drinkiny whole nfilk, 2,043( "J"
nr? drinking tea and coffee-daily arid . %
I ttt ?r?; taking1 Tniik to -rhool with' r; 4thftr
lunch -- : .