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f, M C, A. APPEALS
FOR MAN POWER
CHALLENGE TO PATRIOTISM
THAT FEW WHO READ WILL
FAIL TO HEED.
DISPATCHES Jfl RALEIGH
Doings and Happenings That Mark
the Progress" of North Carolina Peo
ple, Gathertd Around the State
Htro is a message that should go
tiirea to the hearts of the people of
North Carolina; one that challenges
their patriotism in a manner they
cannot fail to heed," J. T. Mangum,
state recruiting secretary for the
army Y. M. C. A,, said. Mr. Man
gum is from the headquarters of the
southeastern department at Atlanta.
The telegram was as follows:
'Rapidly expanding program war
department makes imperative we pro
vide increased leadership home
camps. Recruit now to January 1, 25
men each moath from your state to
work in home camps. An immediate
and wholehearted response to this
appeal alone will save home work
from paralyzing handicap.
In his conversation, Mr. Mangum
stated that the need for overseas sec
retaries Is as great now as ever, as
each departing transport means that
more "Y" secretaries are needed at
the front. But while the need "over
there" is imperative it is no less so
over here" he said. Of the 4,000
secretaries already in France, Italy
and the other battlefronts, he said, a
large percentage were recruited from
the -home camps. This, taken togeth
er with the fact that the war de
partment is constantly expanding its
equipment for the training of soldiers
in this country, makes necessary a
large response from the men for
work in the camps.
"The army Y. M. C. A. gives some
valuable training to the men who en
list for service," said Mr. Mangum.
"At Blue Ridgee a training school
for war secretaries is constantly in
progress. The Blue Ridge school has
one of the finest and most complete
equipments in the United States. The
-next school there begins August 29,
continues through September 25 and
September Sugar Allotment.
The sugar allotment for September
will be the same as it was for August,
two pounds a person, it was learned
from the food administration. Retail
ers of this state will receive their
authority before September 1 to buy
stated quantities of this commodity
for the needs of their trade. North
Carolina's allotment of sugar for
September for all purposes is 5 518,000
pounds. This includes a slight addi
tional allotment for canning and pre
serving which Is being apportioned
to the various counties by the food
administration offices at Raleigh upon
recommendation of the county food
Bee Industry Growing.
Recognizing that each grain of
sugar saved is a bullet shot at the
' Hun. North Carolina farmers are be
coming more and more interested in
fugar substitutes such as sorghum
syrup and honey. Beekeeping is stead
ily growing in value and importance
in the Btate and the keepers are more
and more demanding accurate infor
mation in regard to the industry. Mr
P. L. Sams, specialist in beekeeping
for the agricultural extension service,
states that many meetings are now
bsing held over the state where good
crowds are in attendance.
A ..charter is Issued for the Up
church Milling and Storage Co., of
Radford, capital $100,000 authorized
aad $25,475 subscribed by T. B. Up
church and others.
Another charter is for the Lucas
& Lewis Co. of New Bern, capital
$150,000 authorized and $70,000 sub
scribed by W. J. Lucas and others for
a wholesale aand retail grocery and
More Than 200 Fairs.
With a total of 202 fairs making ap-
pH.;ation to date for state aid, the fair
S(-aon of 1918 gives promise of being
f? of the largest yet had in the state
and presjimablv the south. To date
2f negro fairs, 138 community fairs
" county fairs, 8 district fairs and
state fair, or a total of 202 have
I,(,n registered with the fair com
m;t:rp of the agricultural extension
service. Mr. S. G. Rubinow, chair
rci of the committee, states that
a found fifty more are expected ' to
r"m in within the next day or two.
A Spry Old Veteran.
J,,hn r. Mangum, well-known Confed
p.r;..,e veteran in charge of the agricul
tural department buildings here, is the
proud head of a family with four gen
'nuions represented in the home.
Tire is his son. John Mangum; his
8;;'fidon, Ipgle.hardt Mangum. who
' -w has "a little son. John Mangum,
?i at makes the fourth generation
Joi C. Mangum is 73 years old. re
TJiarkably spry for his age and Having
a ar record most creditable with
c,mpany B, 44th regiment.
Paying Allotments and Allowance.
If allotment checks Sent, to ralativco
of soldiers and sailors are late or of
reduced amount, don't worry. Don't
write to Washington either, because
tiers win hinder rather than help.
nave patience, and if necessary apply
to the Red Cross Home Service Sec
This is'the request of t.h RnrMn nf
War Risk Insurance, which hereafter
win handle only those allotments
which carry family allowances, and
only in amounts (either $15 or $15
ana $5) necessary to support the gov
ernment allowances. All other allot
ments will be paid in separate checks
by ther service departments War,
wavy. Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.
An allotment is part of a soldier's
pay deducted for a beneficiary or set.
of beneficiaries. An allowance is aif
amount paid by the government to
the family of a man in service. Al
lowances range from" $5 to $50, ac
cording to the number and personnel
of the family. For example, a sol
d.er's motherless child receives from
-w v A vVVA VO LI
the Bureau of War Risk Insurance a
$5 allowance in addition to the allot
ment; a wife without children receives
a $15 government allowance plus the
$15 allotment; a wife with two chil
dren receives $32.50 allowance plus
the $15 allotment.
The recent changes in the allotment-allowance
system are essentially
two. (1) The enlisted man, formerly
required to allot a certain proportion
of his pay, must now allot a 'flat $15
u nis uepenaents are all in Class A
or all in Class B; if he has depends
ents in both classes, he must allot $15 i
plus $5. Class A dependents includes !
wives and children- all other h.n.fl. '
claries ar in Plaa w t9 Aiintn,ont. i
1 ftf hi . P All0tmen 8 i
ln.exce3Lof.there(luIred amounts ;
15. or 15 plus $5, as the case may
be) must be voluntarily made by the
th.Jh th Jprvt IncrtonT Ai
Uith.e.fe:Vlfe de.Partment8- A1-
lotments which do not carry family
allowances allotments to friends or
cousins, for example are also paid
through the service departments. Vol
untary allotments, including excess al-
otments to wives and other depend
ents, were formerly paid through the
War Risk Bureau; they are now paid
through the War Department. Navy,
Marine Corps and Coast Guard,,
If the allotment sent by the War
Risk Bureau is smaller than last
month, the difference will probably
be made up by a separate check
through another department. If not,
t Is because the soldier or sailor has
neglected to make the voluntary al- i
otment. Men in service nave Deen .
supplied with the necessary applica- j
The family of a married sergeant ;
who makes $48 will now receive from i
the Wir Risk Bureau (1) the allot- j
ment, fixed at $15, (2) the government t
family allowance, the amount depend- .
ing on the make-up of the family. If !
the sergeant wishes to allot $10 more
than the required $15. he makes ap-
plication to his own service depart- i
ment. in mis case me extra iv
.. . . . . ..
pam oy a seyaiaie cuec iuiuu6u iaC
The change of system may delay
some checks and may cause temporary
anxiety. But its result will be to
olmnlifv Annrmmislv the work of the
War Risk Bureau and to speed the
delivery of allotment-allowance checks
during the remainder of the War.
Recent N. C. Casualties.
Casualties among North Carolina
troops overseas, as shown by late re
ports are as follows: "
Killed in action:' Corps. J. B. Farm
er, Wilson; John R. Massey, Prince
ton; Private J. S. Whitson, Rosemary.
Died of wounds: Privates Geo. Har
rell, Hobgood; A. T. Carpening, Le
noir. Died of disease or accident: Jos.
It. Lawrence, Como.
Severely wounded: Lieut. H. L.
Lewis, Charlotte; Corps. M. L. White,
Stocksville; D. R. Roark, Ashland;
Carl M. Lewis. Whiteville; R. L. With
Prisoner or missing: Lieut. Paul
unarxers mn "..n,..,,.
The Hanover E londed warehouse
ed with $50,000 capital authorized and
The Cockey Bros. Co., of Wilmlng
i ..1 nhoriararl mlth 0(() C.an
tal by T Cockey, Do' d: hockey
Farrpers Warned Against Fire.
With the advent of the harvesting
.. ... ,
when farmers all tnrougn
North Carolina gather their grain and
other crops Into their barns in prepa
ration for its use for feed and food
purposes, so tremendously important
in these war times, the farmers are
being especially warned by Insur
ance Commissioner James R. Young
fire marshal for the state, against stor
ing any gasoline or other articles
about the barn that might start fire
and not to use the barn as a garage
fcr an automopne.
Pressing Call for Labor.
Due to a shortage of labor and dif
ficulty in securing necessary road ma
terials, the state highway commis-
1 a it-n svf it fit
sion is having a naru time -present.
The commission, however, is
contriving to Kesp up i -
load, that is. it is ; eping "
promised federal aid money Mned up
for the benefit of the state. The rest
ta up to the counties The Wgfcway
commission has secured the approval
needed for securing the federal aia
to Keep up its euu
a kv tne siaie. xrit
has already been received
TO JEWISH RELIEF
DUMBER OF CITIES AND TOWN 8 .
GOING "OVER THE TOP" IN
RIGHT ROYAL MANNER.
ONE SUBSCRIPTION OF $500
Qoldsboro Contributes $1 Per Capita;
Ashevllle Oversubscribes; Fair
mont $200 More Than Asked.
The continued liberal response of !
-ne ltlzens of Raleigh to the Jewish j
War Relief Fund assures , oversub-
BcrlDtion of Raleigh's quota of $5,000. !
The ladies of the city have thor-
oughly organized themselves into can- I
vassing committees, and will cover the j
entire city. i
Reports from over the state indl-
cate that .some of the towns went
"over the top", notably Goldsboro with
subscriptions nearly -double its allot-
ment. Ashevllle oversubscribed and
Fairmont, a little town in Robeson
county, gave $200 above what it was
. A r . .
" "i 7 V. . K
k , mQuai contributors, tne
ubfriPtkn George W. Watts, of
"urnam- 01 18 the largest single
subscription so far recorded in the
Jersey Breeding County.
Se7 cattle have heen brought into
Mecklenburg county this summer to i
give basis for the declaration that the
county in reality has entered upon the
business of Jersey breeding. s.Md C.
E. Miller, county demonstration agent.
Just last week-34 head of pure-bred
Jersey cattle, purchased at a Grassy
Creek, N. C, farm by the members of
the Mecklenburg County Jersey
Broeders' Association wore dftstriT
uted. One of these cows was sold for
$270 and $250 was paid for a nine
months' old bull calf. Eight head aver
aged $180. and thirteen were sold for,
prices averaging $160.
A new block of the association has
been formed, said Mr. Miller. Th
j--n hn11 wil1 h(xa, fMa . ...
formed aroun(1 tha her(1 of w
pak.r Ponr hlnMra w(Jro fnrrnaA iQat
spring, and are headed by Tulls pur-
chased from a Pennsylvania farm.
The herd brought into the county
last week Includes two register of
merit cows, one with a three-vear-old
record of 516 pounds of butter fat.
and one with a four-year-old record
of 584 pounds of butter fat. At the president of the Jewish Relief Corn
present price of "country butter," mittee of North Carolina, in a note to
these cows are capable of producing
. . . .
annually butter valued at ?25S and
respectively, inese are tne oniy
cows of the herd which have been
.placed on text. Ten of the heifers
; were sired by a bull whose dam made
1.031 pounds of butter in one year,
; said Mr. Miller
Under City Manager Plan.
Greensboro. Since the directors
of the chamber of commerce have
indorsed the city ma.nager plan of
government for Greensboro, consider
able discussion of the matter has
been provoked. Sentiment is believ
ed to incline 1n favor of the cham
ber's recommendatfv An amend
mnt to the city charter will prob
ably be suggested scon after the holi
days and be voted upon. If the, new
plan of government is adorrted the
officers to be elected next May will
be these of the manager plan.
Station Matter Dropped.
Kinston. The chamber of com
merce here has formally dropped the
Kinston union passenger station mat
ter until the railroad administration
makes an appropriation for building
purposes. The station's erection was
held up for years by the inability of
together"' The site fori
the depot was cleared many months!
ago. Business interests of the city
hope to have the station provided for
among the earliest improvements for
kb the administration appropri.
Will Not Open on Schedule.
Elon College. Definite word has
hfftn. receivpd from Adiutant General
"" ; ; " .
Willi itcicuuc tu tiic caiou-
lishment of a students' army training
corps here this fall. " In view of this
fact, and because of the young men of
the college and three faculty members
are at Plattsburg Barracks now, and
win hA ther until September 1G. the
! opening of the college has been post-
pened until September 19. This is j Korpauge. recently torpeuoea 011 me
the first time in Elon's history when Virginia- Qapes, and the Naul ship
the doors did not-open on the day an- j ya;d seriously threatened. Three thou
Automobile Victim Buried.
Gastonia. Accompanied by three
of the seven children injured in an
automobile accident at Grover la
which the father.. Charles C. Holler,
was killed, the body of the dead man
was shipped to Conover, Catawba
county, for burial. The other four
1 children are still confined to the City
lmprov5n The twC
. gerlously Wn Ratle
n &nd Charline
belleYed that tneir chancea for r
no verv ar Improving.
Bin ROUTE IS DECIDED
Final Decision Has Been Reached
as to Route of the Bankhead
Charlotte. The Raleigh-Richmond
RflTlVriQQ1 Vl (vVi iTra r fnom Aflnnfn
Washington was decided upon at a
meeting of board of directors of the
Bankhead National Highway associa
Secretary J. A. Rountree, of Birm
ingham, and Col. Rountree, of Birm
ingham, and Col. Benhan Cameron,
of Durham, N. 'C, were designated
a committee to prepare arguments for
submission to Congress in an effort
to obtain the designation of the
route as a military road.
The map of the route selected
shows that the road will pass through
the following named tbwn3 and cities
between Atlanta and Washinet.nn:
Stone Mountain, Lawrenceville, Au-
burn, Winder. Stratham. Bosrart. Ath
ens, Royston, Hartwell, all in Geor-
gia; Anderson, Williamston, Pied-
mnot, Greenville. Greer. Spartanbure
Drayton, Gaffney, Blacksburg. all in
South Carolina; Gastonia. Charlotte.
Newell, Concord. Kannapolis, James-
town, High Point, Greensboro, Gib- ;
sonville, Burlington, Graham, - Me- 1
bans Hillsboro, Durham, Cary, Ral- !
elgh, Neuse, Franklinton, Oxford, Sou- '
dan. all in North Carolina: Clarks- i
v.'lle, Baskerville, Boydton, South 1
I Hill. Skelton, Grandy. Lawrenceville. '
"mnciu, umwiuuie, retersDurg. men-
' ulumuu s Olor. Asmana, uu-
ver, Mantlco, Partlow, Mount Pleas-
ant, Spotsylvania, Fredericksburg,
Dumfrees, Occoquan, Accotink, Alex-
andria. all in Virginia.
A": V , 7'
highway through Virginia which would
give roads greater value as a military
highway by passing through camp
To Use All Tar Heel Pine.
Washington. The war department
i preparing to build an extensive ar-
tillery plant at Fayetteville, and use
approximately 55,000,000 feet of North
Carolina pine lumber in its construo-
tlon. As has been stated before six
artillery brigades of 3.300 men will
be trained at Fayetteville and the in-
d '.rations are that heavy artillery is
to be used. It is held here that Fay-
etteville is an ideal place for an artil
lery camp, as the lands are sandy and
rolling. The price to be paid by the
, rovernment for the purchase of the
site is not over $10 an acre. &.id inn -
M acres between Fayetteville and
! Manchester may be taken over. Some
mighty good fox hunting territory is
King to be ruined,
For Jewish Relief.
Hickory. By request of Mr. Lionel,
Judee b Council a ramnaizn will be
made to organize the neighboring
communities and endeavor to raise
i,000, that being the local quota. The
fate of the three mniion jeWs in Eu-.
rope who are starving has aroused
the sympathies of the people and the
appeal w ll not be in vain. The locaj
churches have stated their willingness
to collect a separate offering for this
Gouaing Wouldn't-be Soldiers.
Durham. Protest against several
urhrm magistrates and notary pub
lics, who it is alleged have charged
exorbitant prices to registrants want
ing affidavits filled out for dependen
cy, farm and other deferred classifica
the Durham county legal advisory
beard. Mr. Braroham has written a
letter to Governor Bickett, telling him
c! the e"exorbitant charges" and has
asked that the registrants be relieved
of this expanse
In making public his protest, the
Durham attorney, has the affidavits of
ssveral men, who he says will swear
that they have been charged from
75 cents to $2 for affidavits . .
Gastonia. Charles C. Holler, aged
i(. , . , . f hi ,,hlldren
,re in the city hospital here suffering
from injuries, as the resuit of an auto
accident, which occurred at a grade
crossing at Grover, 20 miles west of
Gastonia, when a Southern freight
train struck the car in which they
Wilmington. Fire originating from
! 1 n
. spomiuieuus cumuustiuu m tai ui
flai anvnn onrooH tn trio V R Jnspv
euano plant, located on the northwest
. river, wiping it out completely and
1 entailing a loss of $100,000. Eight
I freight cars were burned, the rosin
; drawn from the masts of the schooner
' Cc-mack. sister ship of the Ill-fated
sand tons or guano were aesiroyeu.
The Cade Manufacturing Co., a con
cern organized to manufacture the
type-en tting machine invented by the
late Dr. Bay!us Cade, has purchased
a building at Greensboro which will
be converted into a factory with a ca
pacity of about 1,000 of these ma
chines per year. The corporation is
hartered with an authorized capital
'oek' of $1,500 000, over $300,000 of
which is subscribed.
The president of the company U E
ii. IImrick. a Shelby banker.
GERMANY'S U IILA
WANY ADDITIONAL TOWNS ARE
TAKEN BY FIELD MARSHAL
HAIG'S MEN IN NORTH.
BAPA1E IS IN GREAT PERIL
More Than 17,000 Prisoners, Large
Number of Guns, and Immense
Amount of Supplies Captured.
Notwithstanding the fact that th
Germans have brought up s-trong re-
inforcements on both wings of the bat-
tie front, the British and French
torces everywhere have beaten off the
enemy and continued their victorious
Many additional towns have been
captured by Field Marshal Hate's
men in the north, while the French
have successfully overcome obstacles
Placed in their way and reached ter-
ritory north of Soissons which add3
further to the danger of the Germans
in the Noyon sector and to their line
running eastward from Soissons to
naar- Knf.,r ho-i-.f nn;Ma
au aiong tne rront irom Arras to
the Somme, the Germans are gradual-
ly being driven back to the old Hin-1
uenburg line by the British. Along '
the Somme the enemy is being harass
ed well to the east of Bray, while
farther north strong counter attacks
have been repulsed and the towns of
Mametz, the Mametz wood, Martin
Puich, Le Sars and Le Barque have
J It is around Bapaume that the Ger
! mans are keeping up their strongest
efforts to hold back the tide that is
surging against them but the British
are continuing: to make slight gains
daily in the process of surrounding
the town, which seemingly soon must
Since August 21st the British have
taken more than 17,000 prisoners and
large numbers of guns and great
quantities of supplies have fallen into
18,000 KILOS EXPLOSIVES
DROPPED ON ENEMY LINES
Paris. The Frenh have continued
their progress east of Bagneux, be
tween the Ailette and the Aisne, ac
cording to the war office announce
ment. They repulsed counter-attacks
west of Crecy-au-Mont. Four hundred
additional prisoners have been taken.
The text of the statement says:
"Both artilleries were active in the
neighborhood of Lassigny.
"Between the Ailette and the Aisne
we made new progress east of Bag-
mo.. "- o
neux and repulsed enemy counter-at-
tpir Wpt nf rwrmi.Mnnr. We
aptured 400 prisoners.
; "Aviation: It was impossible to
carry out any bombing operations
during the day. During the night the
weather improved and our bombing
machines immediately took the air.
Eighteen; thousand, four hundred kilos
of explosives were dropped behind the
battle front and on stations, which
: were damaged.
AMERICAN BOMBING AIRPLANES
DROPPINB BOMBS ON CONFLANS
American Forces on the Lorraine
Front. American bombing airplanes
dropped 38 bombs on Conflans, a town
on the Verdun-Metz railroad. Ten di
rect hits were obtained.
Three aerial combats were report
ed in the Woevre region. Lieuten
ant Jones attacked and apparently de
stroyed an Albatross biplane over
Marre .northwest of Verdun. Lieut.
Hugh Bridgman,. while on a recon
naissance patrol, atacked two Fokkera
BRITISH PATROLS SAID TO
BE ENTERING BAPAUME
London. Reconnoitering patrols of
British troops are entering Bapaume.
1 It is reported that British outposts
have reached tha fringe of Bullecourt,
which lies seven miles northeast of
Bapaume, and captured High Wood,
east of Albert.
RECENT VICTORIES DEFINITELY
SETTLE FORTUNE OF WAR
Pars. Premier Clemenceau tele
graphed the presidents of the general
councils that they could rely upon the
government and Marshal Foch and his
magnificent staaff and the allied mili
tary commanders to turn the present
succses of the allied arms into a com
plete and decisive collapse of the
"The splendid victories of recent
weeks," said M. Clemenceau, "has def
initely settled the fortune of war."
LEGION OF HONOR IS
AWARDED 55 AMERICANS
With the American Army in France
Fifty-five officers non-commissioned
qfficers and men of a certain Ameri
can division were awarded the legion
of honor, the military medal, the war
cross or distinguished service cross
at the most brilliant decoration cre
mony the American army ahs held ia
Similar decorations have been
warded 72 others who were unable
to be present.
(Conducted by National Council of the
Boy Scouts of America.)
HEROISM OF SCOUT RESCUERS
While several boys were in swim
ming in the Tennessee river near
Knoxville, two of the number became
imperiled and cried for help. John
and Tauxe Yule, both of whom are
boy scouts, quickly responded to the
John Yule succeeded in reaching one
boy and bringing him to the shore.
Tauxe Yule went to Louis Hassell's
assistance. He states that they went
down twice, but he was able to bring
ine terror-stricken iaa to tne suriace
ln botn instances, and believed they
were safewhen young Hassell, again
frightened, threw his lower limbs
about llls rescuer anu they went to
The splendid heroism and hazarding
of their own lives, as exemplified by
the Yule brothers, was commended and
they did everything possible to save
their friend, himself a much-beloved
Scout Executive J. M. Gorje says
that Tauxe Yule would undoubtedly
have saved Hassell if the drowning
boy had not secured a scissors lock, a
I 11111 C, Utl LfVXWAC lUUUftUl IJWO.ilWi
when the rescuer had the life-saving
Yule is an accomplished
swimmer and only a week before h.id
saved a boy from drowning in the
USING A FIELD TELEPHONE.
This Boy Scout Is on Park Conserva
tion Work and Is Holding Down
His Post Well.
THOUSAND IN SCOUT CAMPS.
Thousands of Boy Scouts of Amer
ica are enjoying their wonderful
camps all over the country. For the
time they will forget all about cities,
sidewalks and civilization In the joys
of swimming, boating, mountain-climbing
and athletics of all kinds. Instruc
tion in scouting will be mingled with
At all of these camps, the scouts are
having a good time, while gaining in
health., self-reliance and ever.vthi.12r
that helps them to be prepared for the
unselfish patriotic service which is
the heroic dream of every true scout
SCOUTS FEED THE SOLDIERS.
Surplus vegetables from the many
war gardens in Kingsville, Tex., are
gathered, picked and shipped to the
mess officers at the army camp by
the boy scouts of that city.
The army officials are very apprecia
tive of the movement. The garden
owners are glad to contribute vege
tables, and the scouts are glad to as
In some instances they gather them
from the gardens, ice them if neces
sary, ; pack them in hampers and
bushel crates and express them. The
government pays the transportation
charges and provides new hampers.
SCOUTS AND TORN FLAGS.
Pawtucket (R. I.) scouts are endeav
oring to secure the removal of United
States flags which have been flown
until they were badly tattered, and in
doing so have come up against the
problem of what to do with these
They have asked for suggestions.
One official is working out a symbolic
ceremony to be used.
BOY SCOUT DOINGS.
While on a hike, scouts of West
Union, la., discovered a 40-foot wood n
bridge afire, and with their cooking
utensils they all turned in and put
the flre out.
The scouts of Troop No. 7 of Manor
vllle. Pa., assisted ln putting the ro:id
(a mile In length) through the bor
ough ln good shape bj using a road
ftcraper drawn by a tractor and cover
ing the uneven places with ashes deliv
ered on a siding by the railroad co n