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POLK COUNTY NEWS, TRYON, N. C.
10 SPEAK IN WEST
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LEAGUE 'u ciirwrwi- i -wi
WANTS GOVERNOR TO MAKE
DISPATCHES FROM RALEIGH
Dings and Happening That Mark
the Progress of North Carolina Pec
)ti Gathertd Around ths State
Governor Bickett has been invited
tv the League to Enforce Peace t.c
ffake three addresses to State con-
-antiorrs in Colorado, New Mexico
nd Arizona during the latter part of
X' month. The invitation came to
.;. 0ffiCe from Henry A. Atkinson of
ew York, but an answer was delay
It until the Governor, who is cam
,;rnin- in western North Carolina.
could be reached.
Mr. Atkinson wired that he was ex
inslv anxious for Governor Bick
ett to accept the invitation to make
the addresses in the West The tele
gram stated that the convention at
Denver on September 20 would be at
tended by more than 15,000 people.
The other points where he has been
asked to speak are at Albuquerque,
yew Mexico, on September 23, and at
Tucson, Arizona, on September 25.
Rigid Control of Retail Prices.
The Food Administration is headed
toward a more rigid and far-reaching
control of retail prices of food com
modities according to an announce
ment made by State Food Administra
tor Henry A. Page.
Xeither Administrator Page nor Ex
ecutive Secretary Lucas have had the
tyrs. Vaughn Heada Bureau.
The state board of health ann6unces
the appointment of Mrs. Kate Brew
Vaughn as director of the bureau of
child hygiene, to be established with
In the next few -weeks. The new bu
reau will deal primarily with the prob
lem presented in the enormous infant
mortality in North Carolina.
The North Carolina soldier who
- - - iiuus in e ranee nas a
better chance of going through the or
deal of continued battle and escaping
with his life than has the babv born
in the State of reaching its fifth birth
day. There are 72,000 babies Wn in
North Carolina each year, approxi
mately, and there are 10.000 babies
who each year die in infancy. Gen
erally the little white coffins arc filled
because of some preventable disease.
incurred through the ignorance or
prejudice of parents.
To attempt in some measure to
remedy this condition, to make North
Carolina a safe place in which a baby
may be born, to advise and co-operate
with mothers, and more especialJy
with young mothers, will be the work
of the new bureau.
6RST0M IS MAKING PUNS
ALL DORMITORIES FILLED AND
OTHER AVAILABLE QUARTERS
BEING PUT IN SHAPE.
TO BE FILLED TO CAPACITY
Will Probably Be "a Moving In and
Moving Out" Population Because
of Calls to War.
Gaston County is Determined to
Have an Up-to-the-Minute Fair
In Early October.
Insurance Certificates Not Essential.
. Persons named as beneficiaries un
der war-risk insurance are protected
by the insurance whether their cer
tificates have reached their hands or number of students expected are be
not. The certificate Is merely evi- . ing rapidly put into shape
Chapel Hill. With applications for
admission pouring in on every mail,
due in part to the regulations govern
ing the student army training corps,
prospects for a successful opening of
the University of North Carolina,
September 26, when classes meet for
the first time, are exceptionally
bright. Practically all the dormitory
space has been filled, and other avail
able quarters to take care of the large
Gastonia. Plans for the big Gaston
county fair are progressing rapidly
and Executive Secretary Fred M. Allen
states that when October '8 comes, it
will find an up-to-the-minute fair. One
of the largest carnival companies on
the road has been engaged to have
charge of the big midway. Rural com
munity fairs will be the same big feat
ure as last year and it is planned to
also have industrial community fairs,
a new proposition which has received
the hearty endorsement of- govern
MORE THAN 13,000 PRISONERS
COUNTED AND LARGE STORES
OF ARMS AND MUNITIONS.
dence that the policy exists; the pol
icy contract is effective without the
certificate. The treasury department
authorizes the statement that up to
the close of business on August 30th,
more than $30,000,000,000 of Govern
ment Insurance has been written to
protect America's fighting forces and
their families. The applications for
August will total about $5,000,000,000.
Great Gasoline Saving.
r In response to queries as to what
amount in saving of gasoline might
be expected as a result of the United
States fuel administration's request
that the use of automobiles be re
stricted on Sunday, M. L. Requa, fed
eral director of the oil division, says:
The request for this conservation
time to give to the direction of this applies only to the territory east oi
new feature of the work in ,the State the Mississippi river. In this territory
that i'3 importance has demanded, there are 4,000,000 motor-driven ve
and effective this week, a price In- hides, of which approximately 200.00C
terpreting division has- been created are trucks. It is fair to assume that
ith Miss M. Emeth Tuttle as chief, tne remaining a.suu.uuu motor venicies
If run on Sundays would each use twe
t Purchase Pure Bred Cattle. gallons of gasoline; so that the saving
Mr. J. W. Sloss, beef cattle field to be effected, If every motor used pa
srent for the Agricultural Extension trlotically complies with the fuel ad-
Service, left for a visit to Shorthorn ministration s request, wouia De apout
fcp-rt in the States of unio, Illinois, ,ouv,wu ganoiis.
Indiana. Iowa, Missouri, Kentucky and
Oklahoma, where he will endeavor to
purchase pure bred Scotch and milk
ing type of Shorthorns for sales to
be held in the near future in the west
ern cart of the State. At the present
Contagious enthusiasm and intense
interest are being manifested in the
new regulations growing out of the
establishment of the student army
training crops in the numerous col
legiate institutions. President Ed
ward K. Graham, who is regional di
rector of the student army training
corps for the south Atlantic states, is
being literally swamped with inquir
ies from this and neighboring "tates
pertaining to the new system of mili
The university, as well as other col
legiate institutions, will be filled to
capacity this fall in the opinion of well
informed university officials. Tha stu
dent body for the most part, however,
will be a "moving in and out" popula
tion probably, inasmuch as it i3 quite
possible that the 20 year olds will be
called after Christmas; those 19 about
April; and the 18youths about June
next. The university campus will be
a preliminary training camp from
.which students, will be gradually sort
ed out and sent into the various
branches of the service.
Field Artillery Graduates.
Washington Special. Thirty-eight
North Carolinians have graduated at
the Field Artillery Officers' Training
School at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky.
They are now eligible for appointment
as second lieutenants as follows: Ray
Armstrong, R. F. D. No. 1, Belmont;
Furman Reid Aumon, R. F. D. No. 1,
Seagrove; William Bailey, Jr., 213 E.
Lane Street, Raleigh; William Stanley
OF SACK IS CLOSED
(Conducted by National Council of th
Boy Scouts of America.)
SCOUT ENVOY TO PERSHING
Allied Airmen Already Bombing the
Moselle Region and Metz Out
The American first army has car
ried out the initial task assigned to it
the leveling of the famous St. Mihiel
salient in Lorraine.
In a little more than 24 hours not
The Boy Scouts of America have a
special envoy in France. On the
Fourth of July he took to General
Fershing and the American expedi
tionary forces a message from the
442,000 scouts and scout officials in our
This messenger is Dr. Charles Mao
farluud. The message from the Boy
Scouts of America to (ien. John J. Per
shing and the Americal expeditionary
forces says in part :
"While we are compelled to remain
at home, each one of us is definitely
stretegic positions in the sector with
in their hands and were standing on
the banks of the Moselie river at
Baltrieg ,Main Street, Mt. Airy; John agny, looking across the stream into
Q. Baldwin, Rockinham; Ira Crawford German territory. And the southern
Divens, Marshville; Francis Foster outer fortifications of Metz, the great.
Bradshaw, Hillsboro; Winfhrop Inger- German stronghold in Lorraine, were
soil Collins, 170 Cumberland Avenue, only four miles distant.
Ash-eville; Henry Quinn Covington,! Large numbers of Germans had
Laurinburg; Dallas Thornton Dailey, been counted and others were still on
11 Dyer Street, Elizabeth City; Vester their way back to the prison cages
Morris Dorritv. Route 5 Durha.m; j and many guns and machine guns and
Theodore Lewis Dunna. Wallace; Sam
Catling, Milwaukee; Vernon Judson
Harward, Durham; Walter Smith Hay,
410 South Washington Street, Shel
by; Fred Bryant Helms, Route 3, Mon
roe; Brantson Beeson Holder R. F. D.
Vn 1. .Taskaon Springs: John Man
only had the work been accomplished
but General Pershing's men had all j engaged in one or more war work nc-
lmportanc towns, villages and . ii.r h.u loWchin f th
national government. Indeed we take
pride in being a part of Uncle Sam's
team In these stirring times and are
anxious for the opportunity to make
any sacrifice in order that our cause
"With you there are over 100,000
who have, as scouts or scout officials,
discovered the practical value of scout
ing. They know how to take care of
themselves and how to be helpful to
others when in need.
"Good cheer and hearty greetings is
the sincere wish of the scout brother
hood of America."
great quantities of ammunition and
other war stores were in American
From Hattonville, to the north,
across the salient eastward to Pagny,
the Americans have closed the mouth
of the big sack which extended south
ing Huske, Fayetteville; Jas. Wash- ward to St. Mihiel, trapping within it
insrton Johnson. Cedar Creek; Law- oy tneir last advance an the enemy
rence Vernon Kimbrell, R. F. D. No. 3, forces who failed to take refuge in
lriether- Frank Lee Lassiter, Wag- fight when the great bombardment of
ram- Joe Burton Linker. 516 East Thursday morning heralded the ap
nont street Rfllishurv: Wm. Avery proach of the offensive
Loftin Mount Olive; Lawrence Lutner
Lohr., R. F. D. No. 2, Lincoln ton;
Geo. Halbert McLean. Maxton; Mah
tal Pratt McNeely, Monroe; Charles
In addition, along the eastern side
of the heights north of Hattonville
the Americans have debouched from
the hill region and are astride the
North Carolina Casualties.
Recent casualties among North Car
olina troops overseas, as shown by
late reports from the front.
Killed in action: Private Jonathan
time these sales have' been scheduled Taylor, Windsor.
at Spruce Pine, In Mitchell county, n ' Prfvatw t t.
Owensby, Fletcher; D. F. Sutton, Lum j
Died of disease: Privates Doby Fer
guson, Moravian rails; n:ari Martin,
Severely wounded: Lieut. H. C.
Perry, Wilmington; R. B. Kephart,
Charlotte; Sergts. J. C. Brown, Cres-
... . I mnn t T T Trtn to trvio VAm Pitv (Mar-
procuring of some of these hign-graae . T T
M. Carlton, Woodruff; John Wilson,
Charlotte; S. B. Williams, Benaja;
Privates J.L. Cushing, Rosemary; W.
L. Jones, Franklinville; Geo. vRuark,
Baldwin; C. L. Waters, Winston-Salem;
C. F. Ritchie, New London; H.
Robertson, Knightsdale; C. M. Wil
liams, North Charlotte; F. M. Webb,
Marble; T. M. Holt, Mebane; James
P. Hicks, Canton; H. Champion,
Mooresboro; Geo. Holder, Winston-
Salem; J. M. Palmer, Stem; J. F. Shoe
maker, New Hope; Carlos Garland,
Ewart; C. A. Roberts, Creedmore; J:
at Spruce Pine, in Mitchell county, on
Ashe county, on October loth, Clyde,
in Haywood county, during the first
veek in November. Another sale will
probably be scheduled later for Sylva,
After leaving Oklahoma, Mr. Sloss
rill go bv the drought stricken areas
of Xorthvrestern Texas, where he will
?:udv the situation as regards the
animals for the breeding herds
farmers in this State.
Sent Back as Instructors
Dispatches from Washington say:
"Lieut. Donald McRae. of Thomasville,
who has been with the expeditionary
forces in France for three months,
was in Washington en route home for
a brief furlough, after which he will
become an army instructor at a camp
in this country." Lieutenant McRat?,
who was formerly city recorder at
Thomasville. is the. son of Postmaster
R. S... McRae, of Chapel Hill, and a
brother of Lawrence McRae, of the
United States shipping board. He
had the honor of selecting the name
ld Hickory" for the Thirtieth divi
sion, composed of North Carolina,
South Carolina and Tennessee troops,
'his appellation receiving the Official
sanction of the war department. Lieut.
McRae was accompanied on his re
turn to the United States by Lieut.
Lowell, of Durham; Capt. C. H. New
V. of Thomasville; Lieut. Ben Gray,
viiora; lieutenant uunn, oi vvn-i n . tk rniHna
I I OTX7 Q V 1 rS II11J11L . IIVUIjI W
son. All nf thpeo "North Carolina or- ... ' ,n.
t x la.-. Henaersuuviiio, o. u. """ ,
instructors at uw i n -.n,,. Porn n W.
Coal Dealers Curtail.
Charlotte. Acting on a request
from Fuel Administrator J. H. Little,
coal dealers of Charlotte are deliver
ing only one ton of coal at a time to a
customer. This request was ma i 3 by
Mr., Little, in order that each family
may reqfivc at least a part cf the
coal needed for this winter.
Heretofore the coal dealers of the
city have ben delivering coal on tlte
"first come, first served" principle,
and a person ordering flvs or 1C tons
of coal would have-that amount de
livered before any other orders were
sent out. This plan, it is explained,,
worked admirably for the persons get
ting the coal, but caused uneasiness
among those whose stock was getting
low, and who began to have visions of
the cold, bleak, wintry winds due in
Charlotte a little later in the year,
and which bade fair to catch them
As a result of this feeling, which
was beginning to find expression
among the citizens of Charlotte, the
fuel administrator wrote the coal
dealers and asked that they rotate
their orders, giving each family one
tan of coal before starting over tneir
regular circuit again.
Rolle Matthews. Buies Creek; Samuel railroad running from Commercy to
t,. atoqv T?itP. 2 Nawton: Verdun. Likewise the Thlaucourt-
oi,o Ta Morrison 52 West Depot Metz and Nancy-Metz railroads are in
Street. Concrod: Thomas William American hands.
t,t, ik Tj,,aaon Rtrppt Favette- Beginning in the northwest and
lva.un.tu 7wu ivujjv. .... - . .
ville- Duncan Shaw. Haymont Street, crossing the salient eastward. Fres
FavPttPville- Henry Belk Simpson, nes, Les Eparges, Hattonville, Preny
RoutP 18 Matthews: Paul Stuard. La- and Pagny and all the ground lying
mon Street Fayetteville; Ralph Roth- between them are in American hands,
well Stowe.' Route 2 Gast.onia; Ernest The towns of Vigneulles, Thlaucourt,
xwv r-- Qia so., vnrkft st I Pont-A-Mousson and bt. Mihiel are
KQUVri, tv ai I cu, uiu "vu - - i
n..tnBifl. Jnhn Robert Wilson. 81 Fil- 'r in the rear of the present line
in,rtn street Asheville: Hard Jack- Montsec, the dominating height in the
son Woody. Spring Creek; Fred Wil- center of the salient and from which
son Morrison, Chapel Hill.
THE BOY YOU CAN TRUST.
Some fellows are very much brighter, I
At camps and inspections they frequently
To better advantage; and some there
Who understand Scouting from A through
Who know now to rig up a telegraph set.
To make fire by frictton and such things
When critical times are ahead of me,
Give me the fellow I know I can trust!
He doesn't suspect, but it's true all the
That he's getting his training for playing
He'll find when he's older, as others
have found. '
That there aren't enough boys of that kind
to go 'round,
Who tackle their work with a resolute
Determined to finish whatever they start.
And if you would succeed in this old
world, you must
Be sure you're the kind of a boy folks
much trouble had been expected, fell
Already allied airmen are heavily
bombing the Moselle region around
Metz and its outlying fortifications,
Liquor Dealer Arrested.
KInston. Albert Bakser a Lenoir
county man. was arrested on the
charge of retailing. The arrest follow- having dropped many tons of bombs
ed the indictment of his son-in-law at on the strategic railways leading from
Baker's instance on the charge of hav- the great fortress and it seemingly is
ine falselv testified to secure license not without reason to expect that with
to marry Baker's daughter. Baker, the apparent supremacy in the air, Metz
puthorities assert, has been In the and the surrounding country hence
himiness several vears. According to forth is to be sadly harassed by the
officials, Baker recently gave a check allied flying squadrons
in payment for whiskey and after get
SCOUTS' LIBERTY LOAN WORK.
ting the liquor stopped payment on
the check, which was for more than
$100. The authorities are trying to
locate the "wholesaler."
Raleigh. As there will be no state
fair at Raleigh this year, the horti
cultural division of the North Caro
lina experiment station and extension
K. Benton, Evergreen; vv. vv. tnan- ;
Dvilrinnrhom' I H KlSPr P T1 fl l
KIC, XW.IWU6n , - - . , , , wp,U.n
a iiionn Wllmlnrinn- Thomas i service is P'""'b l" -
Leete, Wise; V. L. Andrews, Piney
Creek; Corps. James B. Anderson,
Wilson; W. F. Jones, Dunn; privates
W. C. Thompa, Norwood; Jas. I.
Jenret, Ash; F. P. Vinson, Gneiss; R.
J. Batson; John Midgett, Lowland;
Lieut. H. B. Gaston, Lowell.
Prisoners or missing: Privates
Fred Roberts, Gaffney; W. I. Kern,
M. O. Huffman, Reddies River;
A. C. Gal-
t7 V Gfn Ether; M. O. Huffman, rtea
' L'?Urn n S J- E. Swangune, Asheville;
:a,nl?U' S' : loway, Cresmont; Robe
ficf1 will become
variou aimy camps, reporting first to
-Camp Dix, N. J., for assignment.
Advice by the President.
J M Matthews, Mecklenburg coun
' sutHTintendent of education, receiv
pd a . ommunication from President
'ilsorTrequesting the maintenance of
?'hools throughout the country at full
e"irifiify during the present term.
Thp President stated that the effici
Pnfy of the schools during last year
was better than would naturally be
xpp'-iefl under existing clrcum
?tan( ms imt as tne war continues there
b increasing danger that the peo-P-e
in general will lose interest in the
North Carolina apple show at Ashe
ville, November 12-14, so as to exhibit
North Carolina's fruit, and use tne
premium list prepared for the classes
of fruit which were to have been ex
hibited at the State Fair.
According to C. D. Matthews, ex
perimnetal horticulturist, the horticul
tural department plans to offer around
$775 worth of premiums at this show.
In addition to this, however, plans
are being made to put on an interest
ing and instructive horticultral pro
gram which 'will be given in connec
tion with the show.
Washington. First returns to Pro
vost Marshal General Crowder from
the second great mobilizatin of the
nation's manpower for the war on
Germany indicated that at least 14,-
000.000 men had been added to the
armv reservoir. The estimated num-
Milk Buyers Strike
Southern Pines. Southern Pines Is
oviH over the milk question. The
women of Southern Pines who have ber of men, between 18 and 21 and 32
hon Vmvinir milk from the dealers re- and 45 years was 13,000,000
f,iapd to nav 20 cents a quart when Ten states, widely scattered, and
the milk men said thev had to raise the District of Columbia gave substan
pnee on account of high prices and tial totals by telegraph during the day
scarcity of feed, as they figured they and on these figures General Crowder
nirt not sell for less. The women announced tnat tnese siaies weie w
mmnnitv trot together and ceeding their estimated registration
found out that thev could have milk by 8.5 per cent. The returns will not
ent up from the Gates farm at Hoff- be made public until tney nave Deen
for 14 cents a quart. The first checked ior possiuie enuis.
thov spnfin an order for 20 states reporting were Virginia
nrt thP second 36 nuarts, and it nessee. Louisiana. Mississippi. Arkan
if thev mav increase fheir sas, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont,
0r Two women oversee it when Minnesota and Wisconsin.
n arrive, at one of the grocery stores Complete returns from the registra-
see that everv customer gets his tion of August 24, when youths who
share, as it is not delivered to the had reached their twenty-first year
i,cc ThB women sav thev will between that date and Juno 5, 1918.
oku to the hirh nrices and they also were made public. They showed
HI.1!. O II 1 11 - - i.w ...- ' " " ' I , !. 4. n
iviHnr all the women in town that 157.ab men nau gone into m
Each dny the importance of the work
that was done by the Boy Scouts of
America4n the third Liberty loan cam
paign is augmented by the receipt of
final scoutmasters' reports.
The total number of subscriptions
now reported is 580.540, amounting to
the sum of .$67,131,850.
This Is a most gratifying showing
because while the amount in money
Is not so large as it was in the second
campaign, the number of subscriptions
secured is largely in excess of those
secured for the second campaign.
This spells real service of the highest
degree because in the third campaign
os "gleaners after the reapers," all
blanket corporation subscriptions were
eliminated and the boys confined them
selves to soliciting individuals, and the
number of .$50 and $100 bonds sold is
a wonderful achievement.
SCOUTS GET NAVY DESERTER.
Greate8t in- N. C. History.
In. the official notice to prospective
exhibitors and the public that there
w-iil be no 1918 State Fair on account
of turning over the State Fair grounds
t0 the government for tank training
famp purposes in connection with the
bis 15.000 acre camp being establish
ed here by the war department; Secre
tary Joseph E. Pogue stresses the pur
Itoseof the fair management to hold
the greatest fair in the history ot the
asociation in 1919, encampmtnt, or
Make Thrift Habit Permanent.
F. A. Vanderlip believes that the
War Savings campaign should be
made a permanent branch of the coun
try's financial system whether the war
closes this yea the next or several
years hence. He. says that already so
much good has '.come out of the great
Thrift movement that it would be a
grave mistake not to continue several
years longer even if tne war stops.
The War Savings doctrine, he says, is
not only essential to the winning 01
the war, but is to be to a great extent
the salvation of the nation.
Delegates to Prison Congress.
win a delegates were appointed by
Governor Bickett to represent the
State of North Carolina at tne annua,
congress of the American Prison As
sociation; to be held in New York
City, October 14-18, 1918.
. The delegates are: Rev. N.i,
Hughes, Halifax; Dr. H. B Varner
Lexington: Hon. J. R- Oollie, Raleigh;
S J Bushee, Raleigh; A. S. Macfar
lane Winston-Salem,; Hon. R. F. Beas
1, Raleigh; W. H. ve Gastoa;
T L' Caudle, Wadesboro; Miss Agnf
McNaughton. Jackson Springs.
A Heavy Allotment.
Charlotte. The Charlotte Ad. Club
at the Selwyn hotel, where the mem
bers were the guests of Leake Car
raway, the president, at dinner, were
informed in a letter from H. M. Vic
tor, chairman of the Liberty loan cam
paigns for Mecklenburg county, that
this county's allotment for the fourth
Liberty loan was about one-tenth' of
the total quota of North Carolina. C.
A. Brooks, secretary of the ad. men,
was appointed chairman of publicity
for the fou-th Liberty 'loan drive by
Mr. Victor. ,
Happy and Contented.
Durham. Among the 50,000 or 60.
000 troops at Camp Jackson none look
better nor seem to be more happy ana
contented than the Durham county
boys declared General Julian S. Carr,
after spending a day at Camp Jackson
lfl-t week. General Carr looked into
the hundred and one. details connect
or with the camp, and noticea paruc
ularly the environments surrounding
th. hovs and the conditions unuer
which they live, and after seeing
these it would not be surprising if he
tried to get a Job with Unda Sam
to ion with, the movement
John Gilbert Jones, an alleged two
time navy deserter, was captured by
members' of 9. boy scout troop in Ram
apo mountains, near Wyckoff, N. J.,
and started under guard for Newport
For two months federal authorities
had searched for Jones, but clever
work on the part of the boy scouts of
Wyckoff resulted in his apprehension.
In an abandoned mountain school
house the scouts came across a store
of provisions and some navy clothing.
When Jones returned, 11 scouts
closed in on him at a prearranged sig
nnl. The deserter offered no resistance.
draft reserves against an estimate of
WaV Work Campaign.
Raleigh. A state convention of
p-encies involved in the United War
Work ramnpim to be launched short
ly will be held in Ralei5h September
20-21. at which time speakers of na
tional prominence will be here, to
gether with six or seven hundred dele
gates from the entire state. Flans
were mapped out with representatives
f the various agencies in a con
ference with Mr. Z. D. Dunlap. State
Campaign Director, whose headquart
ers are in Durham. The detailed pro
gram has not been announced yet.
GERMANS VIRTUALLY ON
Three Kilted by Train,
Lexington Three persons
killed and three others injured at the
Cotton Grove crossing of the Southern
railway when a troop train struck the
automobile in which the six people
were riding. Miss Turner, daughter
of W. H. Turner of Landis, and two
brothers named Shufler of China
Grove, were killed. A son of Mr. Turn
er was badly injured and may die,
while another daughter of Mr. Turner
received only slight Injuries. Mr.
Turnet sustained bruises.
"With the American Army in Lor
raine. The St. Mihiel salient . has
been wiped out and the enemy forces
are now virtually with their backs on
th9 famous Wotan-Hindenburg line
with the Americans and French paral
leling them closely from Verdun to
The line now extends past Norroy,
Jaulny, Xammons. St. Benoit, Hatton
ville, Hannonville and Herbeville.
WHAT SPANISH INFLUENA IS
IS DESRIBED BY GEN. BLUE
Washington. The new disease,
Spanish influenza, is thus described
by S,urgeon General Blue:
"People are stricken on the streets,
while at work in factories, shipyards,
offices or elsewhere. First, there is
a chill, then fever with temperature
from 101 to 103, headache, backache,
reddening and running .of the eyes,
pains and aches all over the body and
general prostration. Person so at
'acked should get to bed.
SCOUTS DOING A GREAT WORK.
The Boy Scouts of America have
done big work this year greater, roore
valuable work was never done.
Leaders and troops, old and young,
went into America's fight for liberty
with vim, stuck to it with vigor and
harvested a crop of funds and food
that meant victory.
Millions of dollars were secured for
clothing, shelter and instruments of
defense. Tons of food were added to
Uncle Sam's store that furnishes the
physical fuel needed to enable our
soldiers to stop the barbarian horde
attacking the civilization secured by
man's struggle for 2,000 years.
SCOUTS WEAR HAT BADGE.
All genuine boy scouts should wear
the badge on the hat.
One important reason for this is the
fact that the United States govern
ment has permitted the Boy Scouts of
America alone among boy organiza
tions to wear a uniform similar to
that of the United States army, so It
Is only fair to the authorises that the
scouts should wear the distinguishing
mark of their organization on the hat.
in order that they may not be confused
'with the soldiers. -
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