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THE WILMINGTON DISPATCHrSUNDAY MORNING, J ANUARY 13, 1918
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HK. : THE KNITTERS.
famous knitter is Grandma Cox,
.' ' And Barbara knits at her knee;
;Whtle iDodo also knits and rocks
(Sweaters, helmets, wrislets, socks
For the soldiers Ter the sea.
'They've joined the army " of woman-
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. "And their needles flash In the sun
heoariny of women of aust one mind,
.' The knitting women who stand be
j; ' hind
" ' Our men till the war is won.
There a a million women that knit
fv. today (
I A' In home and office and shop;
'. They even knit in church, folks say, '
-And the' needles fly while the par-
or . the, knitting must never stop.
ti Some knit , for the soldier boys un-
.In the trenches over the seas;
pFor they . have no heroes of their
V , . own. '
No lovers in the shell-bound zone
;And the saddest of all are these.
i But most of them pray for their
; own as they knit,
tv'2 'For, lover, and son, and friend
C For their very own .they must do
iAndc every stitch carries love with
: And , the, prayers that never end.
RED CROSS BULLETIN '
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With over six thousand members of
the Bed Cross in Wilmington the work
rooms should be full every day. Re
member- the work room. are open
every day from zo a. m. to 6 p. iu.,
with Tuesdays and Fridays as the
big days, ' and Thursday evening for
those who cannot work during the
The attciiutiiice has been very en
couraging this week, and there i3
plenty of work and great need for
all our energies
The following donations are very
gratefully acknowledged: Le Gwin
Printing Co., generous donation of
typewriter papr: Mr3. W. L. Pars
ley,, ten large hanks wool.
Magazines for the Fort.
Magazines and books for Fort Cas
well have been donated by the follow
ing ladies: Mrs. Walter Sprunt, Mrs,
George Thonlas, 23 books and maga
zines; Mrs, J. D, Kelly, Mrs. Arm
strong, Miss Lena Berry, Mrs. A. H,
Harriss, Mrs. M. L. Bolles, Mrs. Geo.
Elliott, large box books.
Old linen has been sent in by Miss
Esther Gouverneur, Mrs. H. O. Burg
win, Mrs. Geo. Cotehett and Miss Car
Mrs. H. C. Brock, two; Nancy Bow
man, -two; Mrs. J. A. Thompson,
three; Miss Louisa Hill, five; Miss
Meta Eountree, nine; Miss Carrie
Harris, 13; Miss Katherine Tayor, one,
and Section B. of the Young Women's
Auxiliary sent in 39 beautifully knit
Annie Bland, Mrs. W. S. Bunting's
faithful cook, sent in a quilt beauti
fully made of scraps from the cutting
Masonboro Unit: 100 shot bags.
Wrightsville Sound Unit: Twenty
four pairs socks made b ythe Wrights
ville school children.
A friend, $1; Miss Carrie Toomerfi
$3; Mrs. Sam Bear, Jr., $5; Mrs. T.
C. Lewis, $2; Tom Moore, Jr., $1; Mrs.
Williams Murchison, $2; Junior Red
Cross memberships, $7.
Oyer Sixty Red Cross memberships
have been added in the past week and
they are still coming in.
Report of Knitting Chairman.
Mrs. Henry Peschau donated one
set, sweater, muffler and wristlets;
Faison unit sent in eight pairs socks;
Mrs. Robt. McKoy, Miss Mary Brown,
Mrs' James Stevensnn. Mrs V. P AT...
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W- vv. uus, oi Bouinnortjnuffie. Mrs. Jamea Wrfeht ATr t
jtassed through the city yesterday on jsummerlin, Mrs. Wm. Latimer, Mrs!
i .route to cartersville, S. C, where shejCollier, Mrs. Meade, a sweater each;
Jwttl spend some time with her mother,' Mrs. Huntington, two pairs of wrist
let1,3: M-. L- w.right. , ' Uets; Mrs. Walter Storm, altered a
i?-r' .! " fsweater: Mrs. J. V Orainr sweater
;fj,Mrs. E. T. Bryant, of Wallace, was j Miss Katherine Taylor donated two
pairs or wnsuets; Mrs. ueo. I'arsleq,
Mrs. Meares Unit: Mrs, Maffit, one
pair of socks; Mrs. Sears, one pair of
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vijar- ana airs. a. moan, ot Haus-
, . ville, were fvisitcrs here yesterday
SThey left in the afternoon for Marion.
3iiCr where they will make their
i? Then how can we help but win the
lrW:;r:--, . fight,.
i,. When even -children leave their
'"And a million women from morn till
tV Keep knitting as they pray?
hit - r- From Life.
,r Mrs. C. N. Hocutt has gone to Jack
i sonvflle, N. C, where she will spend
i . some time with relatives.
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.Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Perkins left
iyjjSresterday for New Bern, where they
:jarIH, make their home in the future
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tjtrs.A'"B: ;juaur ijeau, vk oouiupori, was
a snoppmg visitor in the city yester
St-t jyir. and Mrs. J. oRach, of Supply,
pjspent several hours here yesterday.
;--They left in the afternoon for South-
"lJ?or-to visit relatives.
DORCAS SOCIETY ANNUAL
Interesting Program Rendered
and Work of Year
The annual meeting of the Dorcas
Society of St. Paul's Lutheran
church was held on Thursday last
with a large and enthusiastic attend
ance. In reviewing the work of thei
past year it was found that this so
ciety had been very active, not only
in aiding in the work of the church,
but also in contributing to various
work in the city and to the soldiers
The ladies of this society are plan
ning to do extensive work in this
year of 1918.
An interesting program was ren
dered at the meeting, including short
talks by Rev. G. W. McClanahan and
Rev, F. B. Clausen. The program
Piano duet . . . . Humoresk-Dvorak
Mrs. H. P. Otten, Miss Lillie May
"What's in the Air. Today" . . . .
Miss Lula May Blalock.
Vocal duet, "Calm As the Night,"
Carl Gotze . . Rev. F. B. Clausseh,
Miss Katherine Vollers.
Vocal solo, "Winter." Alfred Scott
Gattz Miss Myrtle Vollers.
Miss Katherine Haar.
Vocal solo, "Burst Ye Apple Buds,"
Stephen A. Emory
Mrs. F. J. Duls.
Vocal'duet, "Whispering Hope,"
Alice Hawthorne Mrs. F. B.
Clausen, Mrs. C. G. Coster.
Vocal solo, 'Autumn," Robert Franz
Miss Katherine Vollers.
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vltn the citv vesterdav. leaving in th
afternoon for Lake Waccamaw to
fcg visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. TJ.
Th uarterly meeting of the board
i ipf directors of the Associated Cheri
J tiesf jWill be held at the office of the
Jf association on Monday mornig at 11
jy " CRONLY-VALENTINEi.
rw"v ' (Special to The Dispatch.)
j;V, ' Richmond, Va., Jan 12. The wed
K,diag this afternoon of Miss Martha
iCharoberlayne Valentine to Lieuten
,nt John HillJCroniy, son of Mr. and
fMrs. Robert D. Cronly, of Wilming.
ton, N. u., was a brilliant social
: event. Many 'well known leaders of
i uwtuuuuti auueif aiienaeu me cere
roony: which was performed in St.
frg James Episcopal church, by Bishop
Robert A. Gibson, a great uncle of
.thH bride, assisted by the Rev. G.
iFreeland Peter, rector of the church,
t ; - The . bride was given away .by her
V' l step-father, Dr. Walter Scott McNeill,
5prdfessor of law in Richmond Col-
Mrs. W. Creasy's Unit: Mrs Riv
enbark, three pairs of socks; Mrs.
Fletcher, two pairs of socks; Miss Bo
ney, one pair of socks.
lege. Miss Ann Valentine, sister of
the bride, was maid of honor, and
Miss Efizabeth Valentine, a cousin,
was bridesmaid.. The best man was
Lieutenant Bernard Meredith, of the
48th infantry, stationed at Newport
News. Lieutenant James Patton,
316th Infantry, Camp Meade, and
Lieutenant Harry Augustine, 311th
Machine Gun Battalion, Camp Meade,
were among the groomsmen.
Veterans to Meet.
The regular monthly meeting of
Cape Fear Camp, United Confederate
Veterans, will be held at 4 o'clock this
afternoon at the W. L. I. armory.
Service at St. John's.
On account of the cold weather
there will be no services at St. John's
Episcopal church this evening. Morn
ing services will be at 11 o'clock and
Sunday school at 4 o'clock in the afternoon.
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A. D. BROWN
WILL PRESENT PLAY.
Colored Children to Make Another Ef
fort to Give Entertainment.
(By George F. King.)
For several weeks the severe wea
ther has prevented the religious play
entitled "There Was No Room in the
Inn," from being staged at St. Thomas'
colored Cathojic church. Dock street,
but the play will be given today in the
basement of the church at 4 o'clock.
Keen 4 interest is being manifested
in thi;. production by many as it viv
idly brings out some inspiring fea
tures of the birth of Christ.
Mr. C M. Carroll, a shipyard em
ployee, left yesterday for Vineland to
spend the week-end with his family.
Mr. J. W. Hanchey was a visitor
here yesterday. He was returning to
his home at Hoboken, Ga., after a de
lightful visit with his mother, Mrs.
Carolyne Hanchey, of Wallace, N. C.
Mr. Leon Covil, of Scott's Hill, w.s
a business visitor in Wilmington yes
terday. Mr. J. J. Southerland, of Route 1,
Wilmington, was a business visitor in
the city ; yesterday.
Mr. W. C. Canaday, of Phoenix, was
in the city yesterday.
Messrs. J. S. and Alex Stone, of
Lhmberton, after a short business visit
in the city, returned home yesterday
Mr C L Hobbs, of Folkstone, was
here yesterday on business
Mr A. L. Davis, elevator operator
at Belk-Williams Company, who was
confined to his home, No, 201 1-2 Mar
ket street, with grippe for the past
two weeks, is able to be out again.
Mr. A. S. Holden left last night for
Raleigh to attend the meeting of the
Grand Lodge of Masons, which con
venes Tuesday evening. Mr. Holden
is chairman of the credentials com
mittee, which meets oMnday morn
Friends will be pleased to learn of
the improvement in the condition of
Mr. S. Jewett, who has been ill for
several days at his home at No. 405
North Third street.
NATIONAL SPECIAL AID
Industry Grows from Practical
ly Nothing to One of
AMOUNTS TO $1,000,000
Every, Port From Baltimore to
Port Aransas, Texas, is Now
Turning Out Ships
More to Come
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lowing gifts: Miss Florence Bonitz,
garments, scraps .of cotton, silk and
old silver pieces and gold trinkets
Mrs. H. J. MacMillan, cloth, gold and
silver trinkets. Mrs. E. W. Fuller,
eye bandages and cut scraps. Mrs. E.
F. Noe, - garments and 25 yards of
cloth. Mrs. R. Ruark, 2 table cloths.
Mrs. Parker, 12 beautifully knitted
eye bandages. Miss Stuart, five baby
Belgian Babies' Clothing.
Mr- Clayton Giles intends soon ti)
pack large box of articles for the,
Belgian Babies' relief. Those who
have articles which they can send
fcr this shipment at the end of the
month will please get them in on
Mrr eftwich's Report.
Mrs. Lef vich reported that Brown's
led again with the highest penny jar
collection, followed by Honnett and
Goodman. We greatly appreciate
these "change, pennies."
NOTICE CHANGE IN SCHEDULES.
Effective Sunday January 13 follow
ing changes will be made In schedules
of A. H, L. trains at Wilmington.
No. 48 for the north will leave ax
7:45 a. m. insteam of 8:00 a. m.
No. 51 for the south will leave at
5:45 a. m. instead of 5:30 a. m.
No. 41 from the north will arrive
10:15 a. vx instead of 9:50 a. m.
No. 50 from the south will arrive
13:40 midnight, instead of 12:20,
Baltimore, Md., Jan. 12. a sum
mary of the main shipbuilding ac
tivities along the South Atlantic and
Gulf Coast from Maryland to Texas,
as given in this week's issue of the
Manufacturers Record, shows the
vast aggregate value of ovr $400,
000,000 In ships now building or un
der contract. About $175,000,000 is
represented by work in hand at ship
yards at Baltimore and Hampton
Roads, or nearly one-half of the to
tal, leaving $225,000,000 as the amaz
ing sum representing practically new
shipbuilding activities that have
sprung up in the South since the war
began, because but a very limited
amount of shipbuilding was carried
on prior to the war at any Southern
ports except Baltimore and Newport
Now there is not a port from Bal
timore to Port Aransas, Texas, that
has not one or more shipyards speed
ily turning out wooden or steel ves
sels of varying sizes. At some of the
main ports enormous expansions are
planned at the older established
yards, while several new plants that
will rank well with the country's
other big shipyards are rapidly be
A.t Baltimore ships are under way
or planned that will cost approxi
mately $75,000,000, with an indication
for a much wider expansion at on
early date, as some of the large ship
yards have big contracts pending
which are likely to be closed at any
moment and which will require con
siderable extension in plant equip
ment to take care of them.
In Hampton Roads, where the great
Newport News shipyard and the
Portsmouth Navy-Yard are located,
and new yards are being established
at Norfolk an4 Hampton, work in
hand will aggregate over $100,000,000
in value, making this seetion what
has been aptly termed the Clyde of
At Wilmington, North Carolina's
main seaport, vessels valued at $1,
000,000 are under way. Charleston,
South Carolina, comes quickly to the
front with enlargements of its pres
ent shipyards, the construction of a
drydock, and establishment of a new
plant of large size that has a con
tract for steel fabricated ships valu
ed at $20,000,000.
Georgia furnishes its quota at the
ports of Savannah and Brunswick,
the former having three plants with
contracts for 30 ships valued at $3Q,-0-00,000,
and the latter six yards, five
of which have been established dur
ing the past year. In Florida both
Jacksonville and Tampa have made
wonderful strides in shipbuilding
from the small yards they had, and
now they have an aggregate of work
building or under contract that will
total in value over $50,000,000.
Alabama presents Mobile, whioh,
with the big plant of the United Stat
es Steel Corporation, promises to be
come one of the greatest shipbuild
ing centers in the country, if not
in the world. Here are five plants al
ready in operation with contracts for
over $15,000,000 worth of vessels.
These will be backed up by the
great shipyards of the Steel Corpora
tion, which secured 10,000 acres for
its plant, and is spending over $12,
000,000 at this point and over $15,-
000,000 at Fairfield to provide the
necessary equipment and materials to
make this one of the nation's great
Mississippi giver, Gulfport, Pasca
goula and Btfcxi, all of which have
mave great strides, especially Pasca
goula, which has contracts for 45
ships 30 wooden and 15 steel. In
Louisiana there is an important de
velopment in the New Orleans dis
trict, while all along the Texas eoast
great activities are being shown, con
spiciously at Orange, Beaumont and
Houston, where shipbuilding has be
come an industry of first magnitude,
with work way or in hand that will
aggregate many millions of ' dollars.
Thus, it will be seen .practically
every Southern port from the Chesa
peake Bay to the Rio Grande River
is busily engaged in meeting the de
mands of the Government for ships
to help win the war; and this con
dition is fulfilling in every sense of
the word the oft-repeated prophecy
of the ""Manufacturers Record that
Southern ports could be successfully
developed for shipbuilding because
they possess in an unusually com
plete manner practically all of the
advantages for this industry, and are
backed up by a climate that per
mits outdoor work to be continued
the year around with the least loss
Having created this wonderful
shipbuilding achievement under pres
sure of national necessity and to
meet the Government's urgent need
for ships to carry on the war suc
cessfully let jm see to it that the
Roual Society Package Outfits
. Now on Sale
The quality and value of the materials in Royal
Society Package Outfits are maintained under all con
ditions, creating a standard of excellence that insures
beauty and service through usage and laundering.
Every package contains the stampe4 article to be em
broidered, either made up or ready for making, suf
ficient floss to complete the embrodiery and exact instructions.
The Spring Line Consists of
Luncheon sets, tea or bridge sets, children's dresses, hats, caps, bibs, carriage
robes, pillows, boys rompers, laundry bags, cushions, centerpiece3, knitting bags
and a complete assortment of muslin underwears.
Better see this line while it is complete.
Lots of new knitting yarns come in daily full stock of knitting needles, all
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millions of dollars in these- splendid
enterprises shall not be for the per
iod of the war alone, but shall form
the basis for permanent industries
that shall once again place America
in the forefront of the maritime na
tions of the world and make the
Stars and Stripes a familiar sight
in every ocean and in every clime,
thus regaining our cherished prestige
of years ago when we led the way in
traversing the endless paths of the
sea and established traditions that
even today thrill us with the glory
of achievement made by our forefathers.
Officers for the Year Elected at Meet
ing Held the Past Week.
During the past week the United
Workers of the First Baptist church
held the annual meeting and elected
officers for this year. The annual re
port of the secretary was submitted
and proved an inspiring one. An elec
tric vacuum cleaner has been pur
chased, a carpet secured for the choir
gallery, the vestible beautiful and
other things are under consideration
for the present year. This organiza
tion . is always ton the outlook for
methods of improving the appearance
of the church ediflce, and performs
very valuable work in the life of tho
Officers were elected as follows:
Mrs. Li. W. Davis, president; Mrs. R.
J. Willingham, vice president; Mrs.
A-. Ou McEachern, treasurer; secretary
to be selected later.
Manager Pat Moran of the Phillioi
believes he has landed a ripe one in
Pitcher Dixie Davis who pitched sen
sational ball for Louisville last sea
Monday and T u e sd wy
WILMINGTON and LUMBERTON
Some rare bargains are in store for those visiting our store Monday and Tues
day. There will be special prices on all kinds of ribbons, laces and millinery for
early wear. ,
35c value ribbon in satin and taffeta, all colors, fine for sash and hairbows. Also
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pretty striped and flowered sarins and taffeta M. and I per yard, only 18c
Curtain scrim in white, ivory and ecru, a special big drive, for Monday and Tuesj
day, per yard ......... 12c
Ten quarter unbleached pepperel sheeting, heavy-weight, a 75c value on today's
market, our price for Monday and Tuesday per yard 50c
A shipment of pretty banded Milans just in
in combination colors o f pearl, black and pur
ple and sand. It wiljjuo you good to see these.
Our Milliner will be glad to show you.
GET THE HABIT and buy your MILLIN
ERY needs at OUR STORE and save the difference.""
On display for the first time Monday a select assortment' of :
Spiring Coat Siiits and Goats
Models entirely different from what has been dispjaved in WilmiW t, tKi
season. In this lot are the leading spring $hades-putty, pearl, sand; biscuit, pea
cock blue, navy and black. p- . . .
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