Polk County news and the Tryon bee. (Tryon, Polk Co., N.C.) 1915-1920, August 23, 1918, Image 3
BIG FEATURE ftT STATE EXPOSITION WORK OF NATION TO ;HoWN at state fair OCTOBER 21-26. WAR BE DISPATCHES FROM RALEIGH and Happenings That MarK Progress of North-Carolina Peo pir, fathered Around the State Raleigh. . .. I The war work or the nation will be -vir at the North Carolina State K. ; October 21-26, Col. J. E. Pogue, r., v f ary of the fair, announced. The Xor: i Carolina fair will be one of 35 to .pet this exhibit. "It will double the a r i; lance at the fair." Col. Pogue rui.i pieefully in giving out the news ;.; :h;s great exhibit was to be seen he.--. The show will require eight nsainl square feet of exhibit space. te following matter descriptive of the exhibit is taken from the press service of the Department of Agricul ture, telling of the exhibit: The . combined display will ba a war f ho v from beginning to end(, for ev ery activity of the government now has a bearing, more or less direct, on the one national aim of preserving popular rule for the world. Thus, not only will there be. vital interest in the exhibits of the War and Navy Departments, but in the displays of the work of the Department of Agri. culture in stimulating increased pro duction of food; the activities of the Food Administration in encouraging the conservation and equitable dietri bution of this fundamental war mu nition; the addition of -new food sources through the Bureau of Fish eries of the Department of Commerce; the safeguarding of human life and indirectly increasing of coal produc tion through the work of the mine res cue cars of the Bureau of Mines, De partment of the Interior; and the spreading of official news through the Committee on Public Information. The War Department display can hardly fail to place Americans more closely in touch with their boys who are making more uneasy the heads that wear the crowns. Shade for Summer Chicks; Poultry often fails to make satisfac tory growth because proper shade is not within the range. Birds suffer greatly from the excessive heat of late summer, advises Dr. B. F. Kaupp of tne Agricultural Experiment Station, and to do their best they must be pro vided with grassy, shady runs, having before them at all times plenty of clean pure water. Good corn and rood chicks, for instance, can be grown with success on the same land; one helping in the success of the other. The birds need a free range. There -are lots of bugs, Insects and good srren feed going to waste on the aver- age farm at this time of the year and the birds thrive-well on these. They will also protect to some extent, the crops and fertilize the land. It must be remembered that lice, mites, and sticktight fleas thrive well ard multiply rapidly during August. Thse can be controlled a careful u- of kerosine, louse powder, or dips. Contribute to the Red Cross. The North Carolina food adminis trator has found eight merchants in The State guilty of violating the food regulations and has allowed them to njake contributions to the Red Cross i tnging from $25 to $100 in lieu of more drastic penalty. In some of the asf.j it is prescribed that the mer chant close his store for several days, lasting the notice that it is closed for violation of the food administration relations. Thosevfolating the reg uiations and their gifts to the Red "t'oss are: r; H. Harris"" of Louisbury, $100; Hl!amy & Co., Enfield, $100; Ira.D. Wood, Enfield, $50; Meyer Grocery r"mpany, of Wilmington., $50; Thom as Grocery Store, Wilmington, $25; Thomas F. Wood, Inc., Wilmington, F. M. Ross, Wilmington, $25. Some Charters and Commissions. Aji amended charter filed for the NVlonal Oil Co., of Wilmington, T u , . .. ... . A S , lP ' orporation. The Secretary of State issued a f garter to the Planters Bank and Jrit Company, Fremont, to do a peroral banking business. The cap alization is $25,000, with which amount it will begin business. E. T. 1,n and Thomas E. Cooper, Wil 11 -ngton, with P. M. Best and others f Fremont are incorporators. Try'ng for Cantonments. Ral eigh is in a fair way to get a tank camp and Wilmington is trying Jnr an aviation camp. Tank' camp in ttor, Colonel Clopton has been to Kaiei8h, and looked the land over. It understood that he and others rep- understood Renting the --nung the war department were I " Pleased with Raleigh. Mr. Hugh Martai rp " ' Ul wimington, has asked ator Simmons to urge the location aviation station at WrightSTllle ? U-boat, operating -ixonn Carolina coast. Farm Convention August 28. u view oi the present high price ol fS,,8h0rtage of labor d the necessity for increased production on t iarm' the aPProaching Farmers' and Farm Women's Convention at , -"c6. August 28 to 30, prom- llT , Ce f the most interesting and instructive gatherings ever held in the state. In order to nrnt.t th country, the farmers know it will be necessary to take advantage of the t"uai practical methods of production and conservation. The present need of labor saving machinery has drawn considerable at- lencion toward the farm tractor. Per- sons who wish to secure a tractor are often at a loss to know what make to purcnase. Very few have had an op portunity to see several kinds tested out together. For this reason arrange ments navp been made to secure eight of the standard makes of tractors for demonstration on the colleee farm. This Will crlirr. V. n , & luuaB attending tne con- venuon an opportunity to see in actual operation under field conditions, the A VPrv Plavulon in I -r i v viauu., rumson, interna tional, John Deer, Mbline, Sandusky and the Staude Mak-A-Tractor. The women's program committee have arranged practical demonstra tions and discussions which will be of-value to all housekeepers. Among the things of interest are demonstra ons or simple home labor saving de vices, selection and preparation of economic foods, butter making in the home, preparing the soybean and spy bean products for food, preserving eggs, drying fruits and vegetables and canning meats. In co-operation with Mrs. McKImmons division an exhibit f foods made from the soybean and soybean products will be made. Sheep Work Recognized. Recognizing a good thing when he sees it, Mr. Homer W. Smith, club leader for the Extension Division in South Dakotah, has written the North Carolina Agricultural Extension Serv ice for a supply of Extension Circu lar No. 64 "Successful Sheep and Lamb Raising." This circular, which was prepared by Mr. R. S. Curtis, is recognized as one of the most valua ble publications recently issued in re gard to sheep raising. In fact. North Carolina's sheep work is now attract ting nation-wide reputation. Mt. Lewis W. Penwell, chief of the wool division of the War Industries Board, has also recently written. Mr. Curtis a letter commenting favorably on the progress North Carolina is making in bringing to the attention of the peo ple the world-wide shortage of mutton and wool, and, because of Mr. Curtis' special work in this direction, has rec ommended him for appointment as wool demonstrator for the State. Recent N. C. Casualties. Casualties among North Carolina troops overseas as shown in late re ports are as follows: Killed in action: Lieut. Guy J. Win stead, Roxboro; Sergt. T. M. Allen, Bessemer City: Privates L. L. Water field, Knott's Island; D. A. Williams, Statesville; Corp. L. E. Thompson, Thurman; C. C. Hall, Red Springs; B. C. Jackson, Kinston; Corp. E. G. Rowe, Thurman Died of Wounds: Corp. W. S. Tuck- er. Magnolia; Private J. L. Pearce, Selma; Geo. R. Davis, Maiden. Severely wounded: Sergts. B. A. McCarell, Charlotte; W. C. Leonard; Cedar Falls; G. E. Henderson, Canton; Corps. M. Read, Biltmore; W. H. Suthern, Marion; C. E. Davis, Ashe ville; J. C. Shutt, Winston-Salem; W. A. Vaughan, Fayetteville; Privates A. C. Benton, Magnolia; W. L. Morton, Oakville; Jesse Wood, LaGrange; D. C. Hall, Durham; V. E. Harris, By num; W. H. Heath, Cove City; J. D. Morris, ' Youngsville; J. W. Smith, Vanceboro; J. C. Cook, Advance; R. C. Crawford, Davidson J. H. Eason, Benson; C. E. C. Cothran, Charlotte; Sam Shirley, Walstonburg; Geo. Ang lin, Cane River; Rosier Gongo, Bak ersville; E. P. Rose, Newbern; F. C. Black, Charlotte; A. C. Harrolson, Ruff in; A. G. Holder, Clayton; R. C. Harris, Williamston; J. A. Bruce, Randleman; E. G. Denton, Charlotte. Jas. N. Moore, Big Ridge; Corp. C. E. Hensley, Marion. Prisoners, or missing: ' Corps. Osco Tucker, Laurel Springs; W. S. Gard ner, Magnolia; Privates G. C. Gray. Charlotte; W. E. Neel, Salisbury; A. L. Williams, aBiley. Nine Brigade Camp. Secretary-Manager H. V. D. King, of the Fayetteville chamber of com merce, stated upon authoritative in- formation tnat in aaaiuuu iu three-brigade artillery camp, the im mediate construction of which nas been authorized by the secretary oi war, the department has orders to plan for a six-brigade camp, which, with a remount station,, quartermas ter's depot, base hospital, veterinary hospital and general headquarters, .. r a nnn men will mean tne presence ui u-,w in the Fayetteville camp. Enlistments for the Navy. The closing of enlistments aim - in. the navy and naval re- 4 serve force is only temporary, Ensign W. K. Skelton, ; a this State, in a statment n,,hile here, n that statement, mauo . . i j Y.a he urged men navy to me w 7" 8C they U JZjZZ Is a tn. admess when there wm u . ; H added that call for atotoente. He adae this "chance ought J of the young m In mo POLK COUNTY NEWS, TRYON, N. C. RAILROAD HELPING IN SHEEP1 MEETING rHE NDUSTRIAL AGENT OF THE C. L. IS CO-OPERATING . WITH FARM WORKERS. FOR MORE SHEEP AND WOOL Sheep Shearing Demonstration Is to Be Pulled Off During Meeting on September 12. Raleigh. Mr. G. A. Caldwell, asrri- cultural and industrial agent for the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, was a visitor at the offices of the experi ment station and agricultural exten sion service. Mr. Cardwell is a very interested co-operator with the agri cultural workers in the , development of farming conditions In. eastern sec tion of North Carolina, having been instrumental in having the banks of the section annrnnriatfi funds tnr financing livestock and other clubs Just now he is interested in the question of more sheep and wool and is co-operating with Mr. R. S. Curtis in making a success of the big sheep and wool meeting to be held at Wil mington on September 12. . Mr. Curtis has arranged a compre henslve exhibit of sheep and wool and has arranged for a sheep shearing demonstration by one of the field men Great Progress In DHve. balisbury. Methodists throughout the Western. North Carolina Confer ence will be interested in an an nouncement of the progress that is be ing made towards the raising of $100, 000 for an endowment fund for the superannuuated ministers and wid ows and orphans of ministers in this conference. Rev. J, P. Rodgers, who was ap pointed by the last annual conference to raise this amount nad who is mak ing his home and his headquarters in Salisbury, states that about two-thirds of the desired amount has already been pledged and that prospects are good for the completion of the full amount by conference time or shortly thereafter. J. A.. Bell, a layman, of Charlotte, originated the plan and by his own efforts raised $16,000 is a starter for the fund. Physicians In Trouble. Raleigh. The State Board of Health made public the names of seven phy sicians of Robeson county who have been convicted during the present month of violating the State quaran tine law. In each of the seven cases the physician was found guilty of having failed to report cases of ty phoid fever as required by the statute. Among those found guilty of violat ing the law in Robeson county was a former member of the General Assem bly of the State. The names and ad dresses are as follows: Dr. N. H. An drews, Rowland; Dr. H. H. Hodgin, Dr. R. D. McMillan, Dr. B. F. McMil lan, Red Springs; Dr. W. F. Stephens, Fairmont; Dr. D. S. Currie, Parkton, and Dr. W. P. Exum, Maxton. Fayetteville Clean-Up. Fayetteville. With a representa tive of the surgeon general's office in stiuting the work of cleaning up the city, morally, members of the United States Highways Bureau and the State Highway Commission looking after the improvement of the roads leading to the cantonment site, and examiners from the War Department's land bu reau advertising for landowners to come forward with legal description of their lands, crops and timber for purposes of valuation, Fayetteville war camp activities are beginning to take definite shape. Reduce Work Hours. Greensboro. Proximity, White Oak and Revolution cotton mills and Prox imity Print Works announced to their employes that, effective at once, 55 instead of 60 hours will constitute a week's work and there will be no re duction in pay. These are the mills of the Cone family. Condition of the "Gassed." Wilmington. Information from the Coast Guard Station on Smith's Is land, at the mouth of the Cape Fear river, is, that none of the victims of the gas there recently suffered serious injury and all are doing well. Those who suffered at the lighthouse are un derstood to have been the keeper, Captain Charlie Swann, his wife and one other, composing the entire crew of the lighthouse, while three of the coast guards at the life saving station also suffered. Western Union Pays Raise. Charlotte.--The employes of the Western Union Telegraph Company at the Charlotte office are expecting their pay checks the first of Septem ber to include increases of 10 per cent in their salaries, effective from July 1 it was learned. The head of the Western Union. Employes' Association approved the request tor the raise, which later was approved by the com pany. The proposal has been submit ted to Postmaster General Burleson, director of wire communication lines, for final approraX THE GOOD ROADS ASSOCIATION North Carolina G. R. A. Adiourm -After a Most Successful Session. Wilmington. Following a day full of social and business interest the North Carolina Good Roads Associa tion adjourned its annual convention at Wrightsville Beach, having elected the following officets: President, W. A. McGirt of Wil mington. Vice president, Benehan Cameron of Durham county, A. M. McDonald of Mecklenburg. Secretary, Joseph Hyde Pratt of Chapel Hill, now with the American expeditionary force, re-elected. Assistant secretary, Miss H. M. Ber ry of Chapel Hill, re-elected. The delegates were the guests of the cfty on an automobile tour of the city and county in the morning, the trip including the steel shipyard. Follow ing the sightseeing a fish-fry was given in the grove at Wrightsville Sta tion. At the afternoon session a paper was read by Major George Butler, of Sampson, in which a law compelling the use of broad tires by vehicles was demanded as necessary for the pres ervation of good roads. Colonel Cameron made a strong pre sentation of the claims for the Norfolk-Wilmington link of the Bankhead road .especially for sentiment to raise fundS for building the bridge across Roanoke river, the cost of which will be approximately a quarter of a mil lion dollars. H. D. Williams, of Kenansville, re ported on the progress of the Wil-mJngton-Goldsboro highway, promising that the only bad part of this road, which lies in Duplin county, would be put in good condition before Novem ber. To Combat Profiteering. Fayetteville. The directors of the Fayetteville chamber of commerce uave appointed a committee to ad just claims of profiteering which may arise in connection with the estab lishing of the artillery training camp here, as requested by a recent meet ing of the members' council of the chamber. The members of the com mittee are J. Simpson Schenck, well known real estate man; G. C. Trice, of the Fayetteville Supply Company, and assistant to the county food ad ministrator, and Charles G. Rose, prominent attorney and leader Of both the Y. M. C. A. and Red Cross war fund campaigns here. While it will be the purpose of the committee to ad just all complaints to the best of its ability, the hope is expressed by chamber of commerce officials that the time of the committee will not be taken up with trivial matters, but only with matters that cannot be equitably adjusted otherwise. Solicitor's Supposed Surrender. Raleigh. The News and Observer received the following telegram from Editor O. J. Peterson of the Sampson Democrat, published at Clinton: Clinton, N. C. "The people ol Sampson county', and especially the grand jury, feel outraged at the sur render of Solicitor Shaw in the Inves tigation of the liquor traffic that was gathering headway here. Judge Al len left the court for his home this afternoon. The solicitor went into the grand jury room, took the subpoenas from them, dismissed them and went home. There was no reason for ths adjournment of the court except that Judge Allen's son was leaving for the front and no reason for Mr. Shaw's leaving that is known. The grand jury was more than anxious to proceed with the investigation. An indignation meeting is probable." Fairly Valid Defense. Raleigh. A telegram from Paul S. Herring, of, Clinton, regarding the so called 'surrender" of Solicitor Shaw 'n the investigation of liquor traffic in Sampson county shows that there is sentiment in Clinton disposed to justify the action of the solicitor. "In my opinion," says Mr. Hersing in his telegram to the News and Ob server, "the reason Mr. Shaw discon tinued the investigation for this term was on account of the very hot weath er, as the foreman stated in the meet ing that Mr. Shaw told him." Money in Milk. Hickory. An annuol meeting of the stockholders of the Catawba Co-operative Creamery was held in Hickory. Announcement was made that another excellent year had Just passed. The auditor's report shows that almost $250,000 worth of business was trans acted during the fiscal year ending in June. A farewell service was held In hon or of Miss Ruby Satterfield, who is leaving for France to serve as home correspondent at one of the Ameri can Red Cross hospitals. Clubmen Not Opposing Camp. Fayetteville. The report that the owners of the Overhills club are op posing the location of a military training camp near Fayetteville is "ontradicted by an interview had by an official of the Fayetteville chamber of commerce with members of. the Orerhills club. "These members, of the Overhills club appear to be Very friendly to Fayetteville as to the lock tion of the camp, and very loyal to the government," ears a summary of tfie interview GERMANS I RESI BY ALLIES FAMOUS LYS SALIENT IS GRADU ALLY GIVING WAY UNDER PRESSURE HOLDING ALONG THE VESLE Foe Given No Rest Along the Somme; Harassed by Franco-Americans on Vesle and Lorraine. Gradually the famous Lys salient in the region west oif Armentieres is giv ing way under the pressure of the British. Again Field Marshal Haig s forces have compelled the enemy to seek ground to the eastward where he will be more secure from the shells of the big guns that for. several weeks have been firing criss-cross over the entire salient, working havoc among the defenders of the insecure line. Likewise the Germans are being given no rest by the Franco-British forces north and south of the Somme, and the French and Americans along the "Vesle and Americans in Lorraine, also are harassing them by artillery fire and local attacks. Nowhere has the enemy had the beter of any en counter. Over a front of four miles between Baillelu and Vieux Rerquin on the Lys sector, the British have forced back the Germans to. a depth ranging from 1,000 to 2,000 yards, taking In the maneuver the village of Outter steen and 400 prisoners. While, as a whole, the German line between the Somme and the Oise riv ers are still holding, notwithstanding the terrific pounding it is receiving from the allied guns, the British have drawn nearer the road leading from Chaulnes to Roye between Chilly and Farnsart, placing Roye in greater jeopardy by attack from the north. At the same time to the south of Roye, over the four-mile front between Beuvraignes and Canny-Surmatz, a violent artilery duel is raging between the French and Germans. It is in this region that the French are en deavoring and in their initial efforts they have met with considerable suc cess to carry forward their two-fold purpose of outflanking both Roye and Lassigny by a drive eastward. Along the Vesle river front, where the Americans and French are hold ing the line against the Germans, there has been considerable recipro cal artillery shelling. AMERICAN TROOPS REACH VLADIVOSTOK FROM MANILA Valdivostok. The transport carry ing the first contingent of American troops arrived here after an unevent ful voyage of seven and a half days from Manila. The men were in ex cellent spirits and crowded the rails and rigging, cheering and being cheer ed by the men of the allied warships In the harbor. SPIRIT OF AMERICAN FORCES RAISES MORALE OF ALLIES New York. The spirit of American forces overseas has raised the morale, of the allied troops to the highest j pitch, according to Dr. E. W. Buckley, ' of St. Paul, Minn., who has just re j turned from a tour of the western front. "The keenest impression of anyone who has the opportunity to visit the American front is that our boys have brought the spirit of victory over seas with them," Dr. Buckley declar ed. "They are out to win, the French know it, the British know it, and what is more important, the Germans know It." COFERENCE ON WAR PRISONERS PUT OFF Paris. At the request of the Ger man government, the ' Ferman-Ameri-can conference regarding war prison ers has been postponed, acordig to a Geeva dispatch, published in the Echo de Paris. AMERICANS GAIN MORE GROUND AT FRAPELLE With the American Army in Lor raine. The Americans gained more ground at Frapelle, despite a total of 2,500 shells dropped by the enemy on the village, and a raid of the Germans, which was repulsed by the American artillery and automatic rifle fire. In the Woevre an American patrol had a Hvely engagement. One American, wounded in nine places, heroically carried a wounded comrade to safety. GOVERNOR BICKETT OPPOSE8 FEDERAL DRAFT PLAN Washington. Governor Bickett has joined the fight against the adminis tration's draft measure to register all men for the army in the 18-45 group. He has written a letter to North Caro lina members of Congress asserting his reasons for opposing the changes in ages. He thinks that it would dis rupt schools and interfere with educa tion of young fellows. Representative Webb said that he is opposed to fixing -he minimum age at 18. He favors 20. ;r R t 9 0 &t serais Conducted by National Council of the Boy Scouts of America.) NEED FOR SCOUT LEADERS There is urgent need of trained men and women for executive work in scouting. The demand for adequately trained leaders in newly created counr ells and In the national organization greatly exceeds the available supply. The scout executive in large cities should compare favorably in breadth of vision, executive ability and broad cultural training with the superintend ent of schools and other administra tors of large affairs. The almost in stant placing of executives of this caliber is assured while the smaller field awaits the man of less experi ence and training. No one any longer doubts the per manence of the boy scout program. Its merits and value are not only at tested by popular approval, but It now has the active support of thinking, serious-minded business ant profes sional men. It has demonstrated Its usefulness to the community, the state and na tion. Problems of policy, extension, supervision, and the like, within the boy scout organization, now have the attention of men of all shades of so cial, religious and political belief. The greatest problem that is facing the movement, however, is that of professional leadership the problem of finding trained men of vision, of business ability, and of profound inter est in education, who will devote their lives to the work as scout executives. SCOUTS CURE SNAKE BITE. a recent illustration of the ready application of scout knowledge is the saving of the life of a New York boy who had been bitten by a copperhead snakeJ A group of' young people went out on the Palisades for an outing. One of the members, William Sander, in fetching some drinking water dis turbed a copperhead and was bitten in the hand by the snake. Fortunately, there was a group of boy scouts of TrooQ No. 94 of Manhattan in the Im mediate vicinity, and he applied to them for assistance. Scoutmaster Gramling and Scout Finn applied a tourniquet and gave-the other first-aid necessary. Later, on reaching the hospital for further treatment, the doctors declared that it was the quick and efficient work of the boy scouts that saved Sander's life. Meanwhile, the other scouts started out to find the snafce. They killed a brown copperhead 36 Inches long that they believed Is the onrthat bit young Sander. Then they searched the neigh borhood and found red copperhead and killed that and skinned it also. HOW ONE SCOUT ENLISTED. With a good-sized man over his shoulder, "Little Steve" Masso of Spokane, Wash., literally "packed" his way Into the United States service. Steve had tried five times to get in to the navy, but was turned down each . time on account of his height, 5 feet 1 Inch. "Now how do you suppose a little fellow like you could pick up a wounded comrade and carry him out of No Man's Land?" asked the exam ining officer of Steve on his sixth at tempt. "I'll show you," said Masso, and he promptly picked up a recruit who was standing nearby, and with the man over his shoulder, marched triumph antly around the recruiting office. "You'll do," the examining officer de clared, and the boy explained that his work with the boy scouts had taught him hov to shoulder an injured com rade. SCOUTS TAUGHT TO CREATE. It is the prime purpose of the boy scout movement, abroad as well as in the United States, to teach boys that to create is better than to destroy. Splendid first aid and other humani tarian services have been Tendered by the scouts in the present European war. In the United States the scouts have assisted in Liberty loan and War Sav ings stamp sales, in gardening and in food conservation, as dispatch bear ers for the government In distributing pamphlets for the committee- on pub lic information, have successfully con ducted a country-wide census" of black walnut timber for the war department to make gun stocks and airplane pro pellers, and have aided In the Red Cross, the Y. M. C. A. and other war service campaigns. SCOUTS FIND WHISKY CACHE. In a new role. They have performed the many tasks assigned them willing ly, but never before have they turned mm raiders. Scout Mason, while out berry hunt ing, ran across a cache of -whisky, In the wilds of Hatrhte hottnma Immcdl. ately.upon discovering It, he sought a telenhnnp nnd nntf fieri .fh- ivrifw.- Detectlves went out ud got the goods, -which consisted of 11 cases of whisky.