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POT K COUNTY NEWS, TRYON, N. C.
THEY ARE NOT
American soldiers in France not only enjoy theii smokes, but cards as
veil. The game is probably "strip poker," as two of the men have already
discarded their shirts. One bns a large safety pin, ready for instant use in
case of further losses, but then note the horseshoe on his shoe.
toIsofWld MOTOR RIDE
OVER A SHELL-SWEPT ROAD
By CLARENCE B. KOLLAND.
Paris A man can be only so
frightened. After that he dies sudden
ly, or laughs, or both. Also, no mat
ter how scared you are, curiosity sur
vives. If a shell Is coming, you want to see
St land. If it Is going to swat you, you
want to see how It goes about it.
We were going back from the front
back. The battle was behind us.
Mvately'each one of us didn't care
tmw much farther behind us it got. It
could pick up its belongings and move
way from us as fast as we were tnov-
lac away from it if it wanted: No-
fcody would hear a protest from any of j
At a crossroads our meteoric prog
rrss was halted by a young and severe
ldier with M. I, on his sleeve.
"You can't pass," he said ; "they're
Celling the road ahead."
lie didn't need to tell us. We knew
It. As a matter of fact we could have
told him things about that road being
shelled that he would never know.
A shell came screaming over our
brads to "wham" down alongside the
rood a hundred yards beyond. It
wasn't a big shell. In a calmer mo
went, and at a greater distance, I
eifglit have admitted that it was a Ut
.t?e shell, an insignificant shell, a neg
ligible three-inch shell. Rut whpn it
went over my head I was willing to
take oath that it was a 42 centimeter.
"When I waS dug out of the ditch Into
which I bad dived and the mud
waped out of my eyes I took a last
tok down the road.
Cap as Shock Absorber.
Something was paining me in the re
gion of the knees. Also there was a
strand resembling that made by Broth
tsr Bones in the minstrel show. Minute
examination demonstrated that the
fia was caused by the knees assault
each other venomously. I stuck
kij cap between them as a shock ab
sorber and looked again.
f & was a busy little road. It was not
, popular road. Everybody on it had
ken a dislike to it and was moving
javay with enthusiasm. In the dis
tance were three German prisoners
and one American private. The prl
;tle was on a horse. It looked a very
'fast horse, but the Germans were hav
ing trouble with it. It kept getting in
tfteir way. They stumbled over it.
, "Wham" came another shell, It's
jfiplosion was almost drowned out by
the sounds of concussion at my side.
They were caused by the beating to
ftrther of the knees of the driver of
the Y. M. C. A. car and by those of
buck private. Their note was differ
ent, and the meter dissimilar, but the
ir was much the same. I could not
suite make out which accomplished the
most knocks to the minute, nor which
Several' ration carts were approach
lag. It was no slow, dignified, matron
ly progress. Anybody who believes a
team of males is incapable of speed
t&onld have been there to see. The ra
tion carts were filled with hard tack.
The hard tack was as scared as any
thing else, and was trying to keep up
to the cart but it was out of luck.
It hi d no arms to hang on with. The
air was full of hard tack. It flowed
Jt behind those ration carts like a
ribbon. It was a snowstorm of hard
tack, and nobody paused to ask where
Ditches Are Popular.
Every ditch was unbelievably popu
lar. It didn't have to be a. deep ditch
fcor a clean ditch. Any common or.
garden variety of ditch would do. A
eix-foot man was perfectly able to con
real himself. In a six-inch ditch. Heads
vould poke up, and another shell
'would land. Immediately It would be
come a scene of desolation, a lifeless
After awhile an airplane went over
head to locate the battery that was
eausing all the rumpus. Then the bat
Go' ahead,- said the M,. P. They're
through' now." ; v
He Is the last' M.' -P.' I shall ever he-
Here. This is positive. He meant well,
ad spoke the truth accefdlng to his
lights, but his lights were dim. We
started, and we continued. We con
tinued so rapidly that the scenery
looked like a green fog. for Fritz was
A shell landed alongside the road
and a telephone wire dropped across
our faces. If it had been a range of
mountains it wouldn't have stopped us.
People who saw us pass will never
know what we were. It will remain a
mystery to them to their dying days.
We were a pale streak, a very pale
We were not traveling for pleasure,
we were on business. Our immediate
business wtis to go-away from there,
aml our nct Immediate business was
to fill the flivver wiih oiearettes and
chocolate from the Y. M. C. A. ware
house and get it back to the boys back
there. It was several kilometers to
the warehouse, but we did It in ten flat
by the Ivntch. arriving. In a state of
profound culm. We were not ruffled.
Nobody would have known we were
excited except for a few minor mat
ters. Of course we were knocking
splinters off our teeth with the chat
tering we felt it our duty to do: we
were a (rifle pale, say as pale as fresh
snow. Aside from this with our
hearts beating so they sounded like a
dilapidated camion engine, with our
hair standing out like spines on an an
gry porcupine, our appearance and
bearing were norrmtl..
"Going Back?" "Sure."
With nonchalance we filled our ton
neau with supplies.
"Going back?" somebody asked.
The driver looked at nie and I looked
at the driver.
"Back?" said lie.
"Oh, lie means Imck," I said easily.
"You understand back. That way."
"They're shelling the road," said the
manager of the warehouse.
"Indeed." said I. "Shelling? Why.
we hadn't noticed It. Regular shells?
We Just come down the road. It was
peaceful peaceful as a cow pas
ture." "So you're going right hack, eh?"
"Sure," said the driver, standing
with his legs far apart so his knees
"Of course," said I, hanging onto
NEW BATTLEPLANE IS SPEEDSTER
Machine Being Built at Cleveland
Shows Up Well in the
Cleveland, O. A new type of battle
plane Is now being turned out here at
the new plant of the Glenn L. Martin
company, and the first of the planes,
now being put through its acceptance
tests, has shown exceptional maneuv
ering ability for its size, as well as
speed In climbing and straightaway
The new Martin plane Is much
larger than the battleplanes now in
use by the allies in Europe. It has a
wing spread of 75 feet and is powered
with two 400-horsepower motors. In
addition to regular equipment it has
a carrying capacity of 2,400 pounds,
and Is said to be so constructed that
there Is no "blind" spot, or line of
approach which its guns do not cover.
The machine, equipped with ma
chine guns, showed on first test
flights that it could be handled as
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COOK GETS FORTUNE
Z BUT STILL ON DUTY
Camp Sevier, Greenville, S. C.
H. H. Miles,, cook at the pa
tients' kitchen base hospital
here, received notification re
cently that a distant relative
died and .left him $150,000.
Miles Is tUll cook at the hos
pital and does not wish to
change his career even if he
could. Miles' liOme Is at Tar
boro, N. C. He has spent sev
eral years n the army and
urin;HAnv np DOftTUCDf
WERE 7 DEAD HUNS
New' Brighton, Pa. "Today
we were up on the battlefield-to
bury our boys - and we. found
Vomer among the' dead. Now,
dad, do not worry too much. lie
died game. He ' still held : his
rifle In his hands and there
were seven dead 'Huns In front
of him." This was rn a letter
received by John McFarland
from his son, telling him of the
death; of another son on the
y y T t 'T ' 'V y y 't' Hi" ! 1"
the seams of my pants for the same
"Get in," said he.
I never saw a car so difficult to
mount, so high to climb, but I got
there. The driver cranked it and we
started away with . gay, nonchalant
waves of the hand.
We had to climb a hill. I suggested
that maybe the engine needed a little
tinkering before we 'tried It, but the
driver thought not. I could have
found troubles In that engine that
would have held us there a week. But
we went on.
All of a sudden the air filled up with
the holler of a shell. It busted vehe
mently, but I Uidn't see it. I was where
I couldn't se, with my head down
among the control levers. A few
pieces of roof and debris settled on
my back, but I was not annoyed. The
more that settled there the better I
would be protected.
"Shall we go on?" the driver asked.
"I'm just a passenger," said I with
steady courage. "I can't jump out
while you are moving at this rate,
Knew It Was a Roof.
Another shell landed, this time on
the roof at our very elbow so to speak.
I didn't have time to Join the levers
again, so I saw It. It landed on a roof,
because I saw the roof just before It
landed. I will never see that roof
again. Our acquaintance was brief.
As I looked the roof moved away
from there hastily. It sought divers
destinations, many of which were In,
at or around us. Tiles and plaster and
dust filled the air.
"Mister," said I, "step on her. She's
"We're doing sixty an hour If we're
doing an Inch," he said.
It was not true. I can prove It. It
took us 12 minutes, actual count, to
pass a tree. Afterwards the driver
told me It wasn't a tree, but a woods
several kilometers long, but he was
mistaken. I know a single tree when .
I see It, and I counted that tree again
"I hope," I said, "that the soldiers
get this tobacco. I "hope they get it
soon. Let's see, they're In dugouts,
aren't they? You don't need to bother
about taking it to them. I'll do that.
I haven't chatted with these boys for
quire a while, and much as I dislike
the closeness of a dugout I think I
can sacrifice myself today and stay
down with them a little while. By the
way, It's a dugout with a thick roof,
"Mister," said he gravely, "the man
that gits into that dugout first Is the
fastest runner in the A. E. F.-Y. M. C.
Which was true. I am the champion
Chooses Army to Trial.
St. Louis. Judge Bass, in the court
of criminal correction here, gave Jo
seph Luzynski, twenty-three, the choice
of enlisting in the United States tank
service or facing triul on the charge
of bucglary In the second degree.
Luzynski decided to enlist.
readily as the smaller battleplanes
and answered to all requirements.
Other machines of the same type are
in process of manufacture and will
be turned out in a steady stream from
MRS. WILLIAM J. SMYTHE
Mrs. William J. Sniythe, a New Ydrk
Society womam, as a member of the
American Defense society has obtained
5.000 signatures on a petition to con
gress urging the suaperulca of oilier
man-language newspapers in r this
country. ' " :r t t.s
IM?R0VED UNIFORM INTERNATIONAL
(By REV. P. B. FITZWATKK, L. JJ.t
Teacher ot English Bible in the Aloody
Bible institute ox Chicago.)
LESSON FOR SEPTEMBER 29
SUBJECT What It Mean to Be a
SELECTION FOR READING I John
GOLDEN TEXT My little children. let
us- not love in word, neither lh tongue?
but in deed, and truth. 1 John 3:18.
Perhaps the best way to, review the
lessons of this quarter will be to take
the several lessons and note their bear
ing on the subject chosen for review;
namely: What it means to be a Chris
tian. In order to get the best results,
assignment should be made of the sev
eral lessons td different parties to come
prepared to give the teaching of the
particular lesson on the subject. The
following is suggested as a possible
way of presenting the matter.
Lesson I. It means that eacli indi
vidual must exercise faith in Jesus
Christ as a personal Savior. One may
have his heart opened by the Lord
while listening to the Word of God at
a stated meeting, like Lydla, or be,
convinced through the manifestation
of the mighty power of God, as the
Phtlippian jailer. In all cases it is
the one Savior and the one faith.
Lesson II. It means that those who
have really exercised faith In the Lord
Jesus Christ will attentively read God's
Word. Even a great statesman like
the Ethiopian Eunuch will be blessed
in Its reading, for the Word of God
converts the soul, makes wise the sim
ple, puts gladness Into the heart, en
lightens the eyes, satisfies the long-,
Ing soul, warns against dangers, and
brings reward to those who obey its
Lesson III. It means a life of per
sonal prayer and communion with God.
The one who has become a child of
God has the glorlow privilege of com
ing to him with his needs with the as
surance that God will supply them.
God Is more willing to give to his chil
dren than any earthly father Is to his
Lesson IV. It means a life of obedi
ence to the Word and will of God.
Prompt and definite obedience will be
rendered, even to the separation from
business, and the ties of nature, when
such stand In the way. Peter, Andrew,
James and John obeyed, and it meant
to them great spiritual blessings. From
fishing for fish, they were promoted to
fishing for men. Obedience to God
pays. The disciple of Christ will treas
ure up his words.
Lesson V. It means growth In grace.
Jesus himself grew in wisdom and in
stature, and in favor with God and
man. Merely accepting Christ Is not
enough ; there must be growth.
Lesson VI. It means a life of help
fulness to others. One who has been
made a partaker of the Divine nature
will, like his master, give himself in
helpful service to others. He will be a
neighbor to the needy and unfortunate,
even as the Good Samaritan. Being
good In himself,, he will be doing good
to others. He will use every opportu
nity to do good.
Lesson VII. It menjis attendance at
the place of worship, receiving the
teaching of the Word of God, partak
ing of the communion, and rendering
service in some capacity in the church.
Lesson VIII. It means confessing
Christ before men, and waiting with
expectant hope for the coming of Je
sus Christ from Heaven. The grand
Incentive for faithfulness In witness
ing for Christ is the assurance that
he will come again.
Lesson IX. It means that we will1
give of our possessions to the poor and
needy, love our enemies, and refrain
from censorious judgment. God esti
mates our gifts, not by their size but
by what we have left.
Lesson X. It means that one will
strive to conquer his evil propensities,
not allow covetousness to master him
as did Ahab, and separate himself
from those who walk In darkness. He
will exercise great caution lest he be
come overcome by the devil.
Lesson XI. It means being holy and
true, In order that we may preserve
from corruption the great mass of men
and enlighten those, in darkness,
preaching the Gospel to every crea
ture, conscious that the presence and
power of Christ will abide.
Lesson XII. It means that every
talent entrusted to us will be put to
use, so that when the Lord comes wo;
can make an account to him which will
secure his commendation and reward.
The Greatest Teachings.
There are no songs comparable to
the songs of Zion ; no orations equal to
those of the prophets; and no politics
like those which the Scriptures teach.
No Place for Grain Crop.
No grain crops" should be grown in
the orchard. It doesn't pay. Culti
vated cropa may do while the trees are
young and their roots do not need' all
the space ; but that time is soon over,
and then the trees should rejjn su
Grapes Easy to Grow.
Grapes can be grown anywheret over
arbors, along fences, over windows, or
la vineyards pn WUsidesthat are fit
for nothing else, and ..these .can t
.nulcbj;Qf advotagoi also. , , ..
LONG SKIRT IS
New York. War necessity every
where I Ingenuity , expressed, " there
fore, in a thousand ways. Turning and
twisting to find out how good results
can be obtained through uncharted
channels is the effort of each Individ
ual, the mass of shops, and the host
This Is the summing up, writes a
fashion authority, of the entire spirit
as expressed in women's apparel. It
it not a continental spirit; it is a
world spirit. It pervades lands where
fighting Is unknown ; it rules in homes
from which no fighters have gone and
In which there has always been a se
rene confidence in the ability to ar
rive at a comfortable conclusion.
The old, easy method of dressing
has vanished. Perhaps it is gone for
ever. It is a temptation to dip back
into the past and recount the episodic
adventures and experiences through
which women have gone when great
wars devastated a country and used
up its raw materials.
It is not only the constitution that
follows the flag ; it Is women's apparel
that follows it for years after the flag
has ceased to be a symbol of battle
and remains only a sjmbol of patriot
Ism. All the great wars have defi
nitely changed the course of women's
clothes, although they may not have
left up,on them the lasting impres
sions that wars have left upon men's
clothes. The male portion of the world
rarely thinks of this fact that every
garment he wears is almost directly
responsible to some explosion of man
kind. Reverting to Pioneer Days.
It is no simple thing to saunter
down Main street today, drop into a
shop and buy any kind of galloon,
braid, embroidery or other ornamen
tation for gowns. One finds that man
ufactured articles are becoming more
and more limited. The war industries
board has gone into the situation with
such thoroughness that manufacturers
have been requested to lop off several
thousand items that are considered as
Once upon a time this world, which
dearly loves a phrase, twisted and
turned the words "irreducible mini
mum" in fantastic ways to suit a va
riety of meanings. This phrase was a
sister in popularity to President Cleve
land's famous "innocuous desuetude."
Today the expression that has super
seded all others is "the elimination of
nonessentials," and there are thou
sands of women who will tell you that
that jneans both "irreducible mini
mum" and "innocuous desuetude. It
The sketch shows a gown of heavy
black satin, with a barrel effect ob
tained In the skirt through width at
the hips and narrowness at the hem,
and the whole surface laid with flat
tucks. The tight bodice finishes at the
normal waistline with a narrow cravat
belt. There is a fence collar of white
organdie. The fluted hat is of black
satin with a crown of ermine.
is well for an extravagant continent
that the irreducible minimum can be
arrived at through compulsion.
Trimmed With Bits of Themselves.
A report of what women have done
in devising ornamentation for their
clothes would read as an interesting
bit of war history. Out from the
depths have ocme some of the orna
mentations. The designers, however,
have found that the best way to trim
a gown Is with itself. There is very
little danger then of its becoming a
Tucks have returned, . therefore.
.They have been launched on the new
auutmn gowns as something of a nov
elty. They are not permitted in wool
en clothes, because the . government
asks lis to omit every inch of super
fluous worsted material,, but we are
omitting u by the yardage instead of
the inch, and ar finding-ourselves
quite content with comr .
that have only a d g0
them, and often nn,. . f ool u
depends on furs, caj ' ,
for warmth. D(1 top
Am for the
available today, thevv
Then. I Tl "to
wcanus suim, tuflvti- n, dls Of
: ' lUUfK tn
1 i. miir.v.
Wide tucks trim the most fastidiout
gowns. The frock is of heavy Chinese
silk, with tucks from hip to hem and
a row of white crochet buttons. The
full sleeves are held in with tucktd
rious heavy Chinese silks throughont
the cold weather, making them com
fortable for the open or for heatless
houses by the addition of warm un
derwear and top coverings.
The designers have banked heavily
on the usage of thin materials for next
winter and therefore they have
brought about this resurrected fash
ion of trimming a gown with itself,
which ds quite easily done when the
material is soft and pliable.
When tucks are used they are ar
ranged horizontally. They do not con
fuse themselves "with pleats, whii are
vertical. A few of the new skirts are
tucked from the bone of the hips to
the hem, the tucks touching each oth
er and made from an inch to two
Inches wide. Sometimes this consti
tutes the entire trimmius of a gown
But when the skirt is extra narrow
at tlk hem the barrel eSect is more
striking than it has been for two
Foulard First Choice for Autumn.
There is really a a cxtraordinarj
amount of foulard worn in the change
able September weather. "-IUs bo com
fortable in the house. nmso eafll!
covered in the open, that it present
itsejf as first aid to being well dressed.
There arebroadly checked foulards
in black arid white, and others tw
have a dull blue or orange strIPe
figure running through the cnec
Whatever the choice, they are niaa
simply. One does not so in for i
nese blue, pink or amethyst uw
days, except when one wears go' -in
the house that have served thrmi
the summer, but colors such as m
and white, purple and brown, sra
deep blue are chosen in these fouia
for the street. , .,nh1v
This fabric lends itself adrwraW
to self-trimming. The skirts are w
ed from hip to hem or knees to n
and when there is a penlum or a
chemise tunic it has five or -tucks
to finish it.
Affecting the Waistline.
There is no possibility oi rti
our waists to a small measuremt
The planked-shad type which Ms
vailed for eight years in ve' hat
i i it hixicp? nut
sasnes wneru n w.onien.
about the thousands of other .
thin and stout, who
fnvol mnnciiromiint'i? J'lOM
have muscles that are
tr,.nz an u"
pliable, and they will not be sq
In by corsets.
Them -re. vr,pi
wiiiow type me m-
youngster can pull m an
tie a sash around it with impnnw. jf .
One thing is practically cer
the tight, draped skirt bnng he
normal waist, women will a
straight line of their figurt 1 fbe
tinue, and they will merely
waist in its new, large meas"
without an attempt to niaKe
selves uncomfortable. jjeirj
(Copyrlght. 1918, by the McCiur
Use Furniture Fringe.
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