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Polk County news and the Tryon bee. (Tryon, Polk Co., N.C.) 1915-1920, July 05, 1918, Image 3

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PLAIN SlAitmtni j SUGAR USERS ADV1INISTRAT0R ISSUES FOOD if ON SUGAR SITU AFFECTING ALL. STATE be ATION SISPATGHES FROM RALEIGH ' HaDDenlnai That Mark Doings - - the Progress of North Carolina Peo- ,ple( Gathered Around the State Capita' Raleigh. cr to prevent any interruption Desirin ...anv mi' convenience to consumers or J aler usinp or handling sugar, Food Vdminiftrator Henry A. Page has is '.ed a statement requesting all whole JU,er, ami jobbers in North Carolina ho' have less than ar6V aays supply f sugar hand t0 apply immediately , his office for forms upon which to mike statements upon which certifi es mav be issued immediately for sufficient to give them a 30 sugar davs supp'- demand for sugar for canning and preserving purposes at this period and it is important that there should be no interruption in the flow of the product through the usual channels of trade. All dealers in and users of sugar including retailers, hotels, res iaurants, bdlarding houses, bakeries, and institutions, will be able to secure sugar only upon certificates after July 1st and no certificates will be issued to any of these who do not. file their statements by July 15th. Blank forms upon which statements Eay be made can be secured upon ap plication to the sugar division of the i,, Thoro la n li nu aim I food administration at Raleigh. Proclamation by Governor. Governor Bickett today issued a proclamation calling on the churches throughout the state to have the church bells rung at 7 o'clock each evening for two minutes' time,, and appeals to 111 the people of the state and "strangers within our gates' to bow their heads in prayer while the bells are rung, their prayers to be for the success of American arms and of the arms of the allies in the great war. This daily two-minute evening pray er period with the ringing of the church bells is asked to be kept up as long as the war lasts, the prayers to be "to the God of battles, to give to mir forces on aea and land wisdom of foresight, courage and fortitude, and make them more than conquerors of the powers of evil arrayed against them." The preamble declares: "The peo ple of Nprth Carolina believe in God, in His mercy and His might, so be lieving, it behooves us to pray that our daily offerings of blood and treas ure may be acceptable in His sight, and that He may use them to estab lish perfect justice and perpetual peace among all the children of men. Governor Goes to Jefferson. Governor Bickett says he is still de termined to go personally into Ashe county and make his speech in Jeffer on in effort to bring about cessation of armed resistance to the draft by a group of SO or more registrants who have "barricaded" themselfes in the mountain fastnesses and are defying the local authorities. He believes that with the local co-operation that he will be able to obtain when the real war sitnatlnn is fnllv Rftt. out. as he plans to do it in his speech in the mass meeting Saturday afternoon, he will be able to induce practically all ff these registrants to come into the service as their patriotic duty. Adjutant General Young has return to Raleigh from Ashe county, where he had been investigating conditions relating to the 40-or more deserters ho, heavily armed, are hiding out, voicing threats and defying arrest. General Young, upon his return, made full report to Governor Bickett and ffiade an earnest appeal, endowed and demanded by members of the Ashe exemption board and leaders in that county, for federal troops to be sent Into Ashe to round up the deserters. Mica in demand. t North Carolina mica is in demand nowadays.. Sheet mica has come to be an important war mineral through its use as an insulator in electric ap Pari'us, especially in condensers, toag-.etos and spark plugs. It is used extensively In the windows of masks wtn for defense against asphyxiat lr,K eases. It is put to other war pur-rsr-8 when used as a non-inflan -i'.uhie, non shattering material in ar tt:er car windows, conning towers f ships and submarines. y Beware "The Agents." Internal revenue agents are on the lookout for persons who are said to be canvassing in the country impersonat ing federal agents and selling farmers amount books telling them the gov ernment requires that they purchase t,-e book in order to keep an accurate (,count of their income. It was stated at headquarters of the internal rev nue department here that every ef fort ia being made to locate such per 80&8. Meanwhile wide publicity is blng given to the plot so the farmers &y be on their guard. 4,000 N. C Men Callnri r lJe thousand colored men and one thousand two hundred and forty-seven " WMfc, "uuo meu Wi" oe called by local boards in North Carolina during the period from July l to July 16 Offi cial advices of the call were received uy tne adjutant general from Provost Marshal General Crowder in Wash- ugion. One thousand of the white men will entrained for Cam Fort Oglethorpe, on July 5, and will w "luuciea into general military ser vice. Two hundred and fnr..0vM J OS V sA men will be entrained from this state Juiy ib ror Clemson College, S. C, take the same course nf Tiotn,nfinn practically, as is beinc h van D O ViA LXJ TT w men at State College. Requirements iur znauciion under this call is gram mar school education. Men with me chanical experience are preferred and such registrants way be inducted vol untarily until July first, after which date they will be selected by local boards according to the quota assign ment io oe announced later. They will be given instructions a men, blacksmiths, carpenters, electri cians and radio operators. Only men quannea ror general military service will be accepted. Of the three thousn A-Ul VAA to entrain, thirteen hundred will be sent to Camp Dix. Wri and seventeen hundred will be - sent to Lamp Meade, Maryland. They must be physically quallflett for ereneral mil. itary service. Quota assignments bv counties will be announced from the office of the adjutant general later. Rulings on Wheat Modified. State Food Administrator Henry A. Page announced that farmers who have produced their own wheat will not be subject in the future to the same limitations as to quantity they may have ground as they have been In the" past several months. According to an abrogation of the milling program, particularly for the farmers, they will be allowed to have sufficient wheat ground to meet their demands up until October first.-After that time, if the grain is in good con dition, they will be permitted to have as much ground as they will need for future use unless the present rulings are altered. The wheat conservation program will continue, however. The same amount of meal or cereals must still be purchased with white flour. As applied to the farmers who grow their wheat, they will be allowed a maxi mum of telve pounds per person a month instead of the six pounds per person a month, as the request of the food administration stands now. Heretofore the mills have been al lowed only to grind enough wheat for a thirty days' suply for farmers living within three miles and enough for a sixty days' supply for those living Within six miles of the mill. New Questionnaires to be Issued. Information received by officials here from Washington is to the ef fect that the second edition of ques tionnaires for registrants of June 5, will be mailed out beginning June 25. , No classification of the registrants will be made until after the order num bers have been determined. Just what method will be pursued in giving the new registrants order numbers has not been settled upon fn Washington yet but it is thought that men who reg istered June 5 will not be given a serial number. It is supposed they will be given order numbers only and placed at the bottom of class one. The local boards have been advis ed by the adjutant general that sub sequent regulations will be formulat ed governing the form of the ques tionnaire, the period of time for re turning it and so forth. It is likely there will be a slight variation on the form of the first and second edi tions. Good Condition of State Banks. The four hundred and sixty private, state and savings banks in North Car olina, including twenty-five branches at the close of business May 10, show ed a net increase in resources for the year of $35,157,904.47, according to the statement issued by the state corpor ation commission, showing the aggre gate resources and 1 'abilities of these banks at the d' f business on May 10 as compa. .th May 1, 1917. More Woman Doctors. Registration of applicants for medi cal license revealed that the 1918 class before the State Medical Board of Ex aminers is about as large as last year's class, 74 applying for license. The examinations, which started Tues day afternoon, are still being held. Among the applicants are three women and a number of members of the navy. These naval men secured leaves of absence in order to take the examinations now instead of waiting until the expiration of the war. To Increase Honey Supply. A special says the department of agriculture is making an effort to have -the output of honey increased from 10 to 20 times the present yield in the United States. North Carolina is asked to do her part. It is pointed out by the govern ment experts that the sourwood honey of the southern mountains is of the finest quality, and can be in creased without much effort. It is said that mountain women can do their bit by cultlrating and encourag ing the honey bee. POLK COUNTY NEWS, TRYON, N. 0. STATE LAWYERS RESOLUTION INTRODUCED AT CLOSING SESSION N. C. BAR ASSN. CAUSES DEBATE. RESOLUTION IS WITHDRAWN After a Heated and Prolonged Discus alon By Several Members the Res olution Was Withdrawn. Wilmington.--Introduction of a res olution looking toward the naming of a committee to determine the advis ability of another judge for the West ern Carolina District of the Federal Court (which, however, was with drawn following heated discussion; its opponets branding it as a direct at tack on Judge Boyd), and the election of officers were the outstanding fea tures of the concluding session of the twentieth annual convention of the North Carolina Bar Association. The convention's only scrap was the McRae resolution urging the appoint ment of three association members to investigate and determine if there was reasonable necessity for a new Fed eral judge in the western Carolina district, the committee to report its findings to the Judiciary Committee of the National House of Representa tives. McRae said the bill providing for the new judge had already passed the Senate and was now before the House committee, and tat Chairman Webb had recently stated that the committee desired moie information concerning the needs of the district. G. S. Bradshaw, Greensboro, opposed the measure bitterly, declaring it in advisable. Col. Harry Skinner was opposed to the Association taking action of Jhis nature, declaring that there was an intimation between the lines that Judge Boyd was incompet ent, and that the resolution was a re flection on Boyd. T. B. Finley thought the move smacked of politics, and registered his opposition. McRae spoke warmly in favor of the resolution expressing the highest re gard for Judge Boyd, at the same time contending that if a judge was needed in the Western district one should be appointed. Following ad ditional speeches McRae probably saw that his resolution was doomed and withdrew it. Dipping Vate Dynamited. New Bern. Dr. O. H. Graham, state veterinarian from Jtaleigh, is in the city on business connected with the destruction of dipping vats in the county by lawless persons who have been using dynamite very freely dur ing the past week or so. He attended the trial of Albert Purjfoy, which was held at the court house last week. Purifoy is charged with dynamiting a vat in the Truitt section of the county. Dr. Graham, when interviewed, re fused to state what action he expects to take in the matter, but he let it be known that the destruction of vats will, by no means, be allowed to put a stop to the campaign. He intimated that vigorous action will be taken. It took from five o'clock in the afternoon until eleven o'clock at night to complete the taking of evidence and the argument of the attorneys in the case against Albert Purifoy, charged with dynamiting a dipping vat, but It didn't take 'Squire S. R. Street very long to decide that the evidence was sufficient to justify him to find probable cause to bind the de fendant over to superior court. In fact his mind was made up when the attorney for the procesution conclud ed his address for, without hesitation, he placed ond for $500. Recent N. C. Casualties. Raleigh. N. C. casualty list recent ly reported from the front are: Killed in action, Lieut. Geo. A. Bell, Monroe; Corp. Robt. E. Wilson, Hen dersonville; Edw'd L. Sledge. Ashe boro; David M. Wright Lincolnton. Severely wounded Privates Ed Holms, Waxhaw; William A. Thomp son, Durham; Wm. A. Benton, Mayo dan. New Homes For Employes. Durham. In order to relieve the big demand for houses, and to furnish homes for their operatives, the Lig gett and Myers Tobacco company has let the contract for the erection of 35 bungalows in the western section of the city. Property near the Watts street school, which has formerly been owned by Mr. Brodie L. Duke, and has never been improved, is now being cleared of the growth of pine trees and underbrush, and the houses will be erected there. Fine Report From 25 Counties. Winston-Salem Reports from twenty-five North Carolina counties received at State Headquarters here fnr thfl war sa vines drive show that $10,000,000 was raised at the end of the third day of the campaign, 'ihis is one-fifth of the state's quota raised already in one-fourth of the counties. Th foiinwlnr - counties- had raised nVoK fcaif their auotas: Cleveland, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Granville, Iredell, Lenoir, Pitt, Scotland, ana Union. END CO . - CLUBS SHOWING -INCREASES A Membership of 20,000 in Pig, Corn and Poultry Clubs Is Ex pected This Year. Raleigh. With the pigV corn and poultry clubs of the state enrolling practically three thousand members each, it is believed that the club mem bership in the state will reach 20,000 members this year. This estimate is based upon the actual enrollment and the knowledge of conditions in average counties where! difficulties are almost universally existent in get ting actual members properly enrolled through the state office. In the negro clubs to date fully 2,700 members are enrolled, largely in poul try and corn clubs. In addition to these there are over 5,500 members Who receive instructions by mail but who do not get personal supervision. This work is carried o4 from the A. and T. College in Greensboro and is supervised by John D. Wray, farm agent. This is the third year t or the work among the negroes! The leading counties An club work for 1918 with the number enrolled to date are as Callows: M; Corn Club Buncombe county leads with 167 members. Mr. E. D. Weaver, county agent. . Cotton Club Bladen ' and Robeson each 17 members. Messrs. R. K. Cra ven, Dr. A. H. Kerr, coftnty agents. Peanut Club Mecklenburg leads with 46 members. Mr. CbHrles E. Miller county agent. ft Pig Club Pamlico leads with 158 members. J. W. Williamson county agent. Potato Club -Buncombe leads with 229 members. E. D. Weaver, county agent. U Poultry Club Buncombe leads rith 32 9members. E. D. Weaver, county agent. Wheat Club -Randolph leads with 30 members. D. S. Coitraine, county agent. i I Confederate Monument Unveiled. Morganton. MOrganton and Burke county celegrated the unveiling of a handsome bronze statue on the Con federate monument which stands on the court square. For years the mon ument has stood unfinished and the statue completing the memorial is the realization of a. long cherished dream. The generosity of Captj W. J. Kincald of Griffin, Ga., a native, of Burke and himself a Confederate, soldier, made the completion possibly, the statue be ing the gift of Captain Kincaid. It is the figure of a Confederate private standing on guard. The sturdy type of the poufederate soldier of the ranks. The statue is jiine feet high and stand on North Carolina granite base, at the bottom of which are mar ble tablets on which are inscribed the names of Burke's men Who fought for the cause of the Confederacy. Chief Justice Walter Clark made the principal address of the occasion pay ing beautiful tribute to the men who wore the gray, to those whose names are held in honor in the county's his tory and to the donorj. of the statue which was erected in honor of those valiant men of Burkej who followed the "bonnie blue flag," Judge Clark was introduced by Capt. L. A. Bristol, who has the distinction of being the youngest man from the county to win the badge of captaippy, having run away to the war at the age -of 14. John H. Pearson was- master of ceremonies. As a grapjd climax to the occasion and immediately following the unveiling exercises, a handsome United Sttes flag was? hoisted on the flagpole recently erected on the court house grounds : And the band played "The Star Spajngled Banner." Durham on BankKead Highway. Durham. Durham; is to have its place in the Bankhea-d Highway. An nouncement to this effect was made by Col. Benehan Caferon, just back from a meeting held in Windsor. The Bankhead Highway, running from Los Angeles to Washington, will pass through Durhaiia and Raleigh. This route has been accepted as pre ferable to the other route, which would not have included Durham and Raleigh. The Daniel Boone trail, which has also been discussed by good roads ad vocates, will pass through this city. Striking Carpenters Return to Work. Ashevtlle. Carpenters who quit work on the government hospital building at Azalea have returned to work pending an answer to their de mand for increased lavages. The men are now receiving fifty cents an hour for eight hours and are allowed an hour with pay for the trip from Ashe ville. ' 1 They demand 62 -3 cents an hour, contending that othejrf government con tractors are paying jtliat sum in other cities. ( . TTT Want Suffrage lAmendment. Charlotte. A meefing of members of the Mecklenburg? I Equal Suffrage Association and any ;. man or 'woman Interested in securirlg votes for wo men has been called "to meet at the chamber of commence. Plans will be perfected for urglng . Senators Sim mons and Overman- to vote for the suffrage amendment ! which is to be brought up in the senate soon. Mrs. tor the Red Cross.f will make a talk it this meeting, vl r : . . : . ; - GREAT LOSSES ARE HUNGARIAN PREMIER ADMITS LOSSES IN RECENT ABORTIVE DRIVE TO BE 100,000 MEN. WAS CAUSE LACK OF FOOD? A Deputy Assigns "Lack of Food" As Most Probable Cause pf Severe Defeat. Amsterdam. Dr. Alexander We kerle, the Hungarian premier, caused a sensation in parliament Saturday with a declaration regarding the Aus tro Hungarian losses in the last Ital ian offensive, according to a Budapest dispatch received here. The premier said that during the last few day3 exciting rumors were being circulated regarding the losses. These rumors, he declared, were much exaggerated. The Austro-Hungarian armies were withdrawn on the Piave front in order to spare lives, lie declared, since they must have sustained very great losses had they held that line. "But, how great are our losses?" interrupted Deputy Zlinsky. "The number of prisoners taken was recently stated to be 18.000," the pre mier replied. "I must, however, cor rect that statement. The truth is that the Italians have taken 12,000, while 50,00a Italians fell into our hands. In the case of an offensive and a retreat this figure cannot be termed exces sively high. Much sadder is the loss we suffered in dead, fwounded and sick; mostly sick. In the tenth and eleventh Italian offensives we lost 80, 000 to 100,000 men. Now, however, our losses are similar, about 100,000 men." Great excitement in the chamber marked this declaration. The premier continued: "I mention these figures In order to describe the situation with perfect sincerity. Also, because our enemies will certainly portray these losses in an exaggerated fashion and perhaps also our public opinion. "In the entire advance and retreat the Italian losses amounted to 150,000, far surpassing our losses in dead, wounded and sick. "A report also is. being circulated that our losses were due to a lack of ammunition." A deputy here shouted: "Lack of food!" The premier replied to this by de claring that "our army never was so well provided with ammunition as during the middle of. June." "It is true," the premier added, "that of three bridges thrown across the Piave, the uppermost unfortunate ly collapsed and then both of the oth ers were carried away with it. Thus, unsurmountable difficulties arose in bringing up provisions during the sen sational retreat, which was followed according to the regular plan. . STRIKE ORDER ISSUED AGAINST W. U. TEL. CO. Chicago. S. J. Konenkamp, presi dent of the Commercial Telegraphers' Union of America, announced that he had issued a call for a strike of mem bers of the union employed by the Western Union Telegraph Company, effective at 7 a. m., eastern time, Mon day, July 8. The announcement in part follows: "The strike against the Western Union Telegraph Co. will be effective 7 a. m., eastern time, and, at the cor responding hour of 6 a. m., central time, etc., Monday, July 8. Official announcement of the time has been sent to the Order of Railroad Teleg raphers and the International Broth erhood of Electrical Workers for their information and guidance. "The grievances to be adjusted are those set forth in President Wilsons letter to the Western Union Telegraph Company, as (1) to reinstatement of over 800 Western Union employes locked out contrary to the terms of his proclamation of April 8, 1918, and (2) to enforce the decision of the na tional war labor board dated June 1 SEN. TILLMAN PARALYZED PROGNOSIS UNFAVORABLE Washington. "Senator Tillman is now suffering from a severe recurrent cerebral hemmorhage. There is com plete paralysis of the left side. The attack came on Thursday afternoon at the senate and has been progres slve. Because of the previous attacks and the age of the senator, the prog nosis is unfavorable." Members of the family have been summoned to the bedside and some already have ar rived. EMINENT SOCIALIST AGAIN UNDER ARREST Cleveland, Ohio. Eugene V. Debs, four times socialist candidate for the presidency of the United States, was arrested here by United States Mar shal Charles W. Lapp and Deputy Marshal Charles Boehme as he was about to deliver a socialist address. The arrest was made on a federal war rant in connection with Debs' speech at the socialist state convention in Canton, Ohio, June 16, last. There are ten counts charged in warrant. FRANKLY ADMITTED scours (Conducted by National Council of the Boy Scouts of America.) SCOUTS MUST "RAISE GRUB" The gardening season of 1918 is here, the war is still on, and America is sending more men across the ocean to prevent the enemy reaching our glo rious country, says Chief Grub Scout' Hal B. Fullerton." America must feed these men, and feed them well. They are our boys who are risking everything, even their Ives, to save our country, our homes. from the horrible fate of each and every country In Europe that our cruel enemy has overrun. That means more work, bigger work. better work for the boy scouts than the splendid work they did last year. Get busy ; keep busy I This year every scout Is asked to be responsible for securing one adult to agree to work with him on the scout's individual. garden or on the troop gar den or on the local council garden. The adult might be a scout's father, his brother or his sister's best fellow, his uncle or, Indeed, any man who will faithfully stick to the job until the crops are harvested. BREAKING A DEATH GRIP. Boy Scouts Learn Rescue Work and Are Safe in the Water. HE'S A BOY SCOUT. Incle Sam can bank on him what ever De nis part, He's a scout ! No "ifs" or "ands" or "huts' or "ors" confuse his mind or heart, He's a scout! Come, look him over carefully, front and face about, Quiz him, poke him, turn him upside down or inside out, You'll find him true as navy blue And resolute and stout ! He's a scout ! His sense, of duty points for him a clear and shining way, . He's a scout ! He understands what "service" means, and "honor" and "obey," He's a scout ! He's genuine American, he's loyal - through and through. He's on the Job to show old Bill what Yankee boys can do. And there he'll stick through thin and thick, Until the war is through ! He's a scout ! F. 5. P. in Boys' Life. SCOUTS ALL OVER WORLD. Besides the 353,048 Boys Scouts of America, duly registered, there are in the great boy scout brotherhood all over the world millions of boys wear lng practically the same uniform and having the same sign and oath, the same beliefs and principles and cheer ful outlook .on life and its opportuni ties for service. There are large boy scout organiza tions, following the one originated in England by Lieut. Gen. Sir Robert Baden-Poweil, in almost every coun- try wherever boyhood longs to be man hood's pal and to play the man's part. GOQD TURNS BY SCOUTS. Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood, command ant at Camp Funston, awarded the War Service emblems earned by the scouts of Manhattan, Kan. This com ing so soon after the general returned from France, wounded, his presence was an inspiration to the scouts. Utilizing their knowledge of for estry, scouts of Hard wick, Vt., found a woman who had wandered off Into the woods. fTwo scouts in Barberton, O by their, knowledge of resuscitation saved two lives from death by drown ing. Scouts in Birmingham, Ala., collect ed 50 large bunches of violets in the woods and carried them to the charity patients in the Woman's Infirmary. Many scouts are interested In the :lass in aviation and airplanes at Man hattan headquarters, 73 Madison ave nue. So many former scouts are In the regular army aviation service that there is great incentive to the young sters to take up this branch of study. At the time that the German sub Marine -sank ships off Nantucket, scouts of Newport, R. I., transformed their camp Into a hospital for the sp rlvora , j i ' i t i t i i 5 t k I t 4 i - i . i

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