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POLK COUNTY NEWS, TRYON, NORTH CARotlNA
SHOWS INCREASE OF
3 THROUGHOUT THE .
L COST IS S90.000.000
License Being Paid at the
0f $10,000 to $15,000 Every
. Office is ODen.
there are 13,000 more.au-
trucks in the . state
was at the close of the li-
r 191S-1919; nearly 300 more
automouues wiu uiuer mo
il" . . i j j
vehicles, several iiuaureu
,j f0r the highway commission
1700,000 more from this single
f revenue to date than was
ltc4 dunuo '
does not tell the complete
f Korth Carolina's motor
(or citizens of the state are
5& thousand for every six days,
" t ifio to ,170 new machines
week day. Based on the esti
j average cost of $848, the total
of the automobiles in the state is
than $90,000,000. ; The Interest
js investment is more than five
I half millions dollars annually,
3t 50 cents per day for gasoline
051 which probably will riot cov
1se items and tire expense the
J upkeep of the motor driven!
.;es of the state amounts to more
"jl3.00O.OOO every; year.
5 secretary of the state has al
r turned over to the treasury for
i!ghway commission the sum of
nAflflSnd this is being added to
:iT the collection of from $10,000
every six days the license
L Is open. .
235 Bales Cotton Ginned. .
'isbington. '(Special). , Accord
to a report compiled by Sam D.
U director of the bureau of
I . Janqrtmanf rvf . rtm m orra
Carolina has ginned 354,635
of the 1919 cotton crop as corri-
to 297,910 bales for the 1918
ja! additional federal district judge
western North Carolina was con-
led by the senate.
feting National Guard.
k Don Scott, of Graham, new
jd of the infantry regiment of the
mal guard, . authorized for North
!iaa by the war department be
an inspection of the various
i, and will continue until all cities
re units have been .authorized
been visited. Col. Scott and the
itant eeneral are verv much
kfed with the nrosrress 'that has
Wade by the state In getting the'
) national cuard whipped into
At the present time there are
it 500 enlistments.
pen Join Legion. - '
leiga post of the American legion
ed to state headquarter that
naa secured their second, woman
iir. The lonal nnat'r claims the
of securine the first women
tore to the American legion in
Carolina. The two lady mem-
of the Raleigh post are Misses
lt A. Johnson and Maud L. Hen-
bo were both members of the
f?rican nurse corps and saw actual
i, " ' . va,
HTQie. (Special)'. Dr. William
"fo. 52 j-ears old, president of
3h Macon Woman's college at
r bb was in California for his
A when the death of his wife
whbursr. Va n tbH of a
"f poison on October 17 brought
1 to this stflt.e tVio fAT-mf hnmA of
ily. Dr. Webb was af native
headquarters of the southern
n of the American 'Red CrOBS
'that . . ... I. .
uau oi me aivision s quota
national fund of the! Red Cross'
sion to thft pmin'v flnrolline
- uULJr to aaxe, naymg earoii-
fth Of its TvrkmilaHrtn ftf fiOO.
work of enrollment not nearly
pernor Bickett's" reconstruction
I, ,.lasion has granted , to the North
LT Club of the University of
t arolint an iinrtffJMal momhAr
T!iJl?dhas allcwed the club the
S 1 Pacing one i of its mem-
, wen of the committees. :.
W ls of the universitv. Tricked
fit " of the club, will therefore
NtinJ commission at all . its
phi! a heartnss- :
V.. Official Tv,nrKn..V,lvs.
si v luvuiuctauiii
to Cotton Aasoru!
,,v i 4 - Mat Pued
Of th eV" ' - UP011 the
-rfc .Atjciation which
North Carolina A,-i.
beginning November 10. - -
association has done "a mo-u-service
to nil th
states, says ' Governor : Bick
Ws proclamation given 4o the
this morning, "and it would be
P. hninilfl 4 -.li ,. . -. . .
Authentic Styles in Furs
: '? j
folks are sick and all thw
go awry, ; ,
and the Doctor'! is the cry.
folks are well, an a Qn
s forgot, and the Doctor slight-6d."
"These homely lines Pxniair,
apparent apathy, of , some of our
people in regard to the American Cot
ton Association. ' When the "associa
tion was formed th nttAn .i.i.
was desperately sick, and there was
the wildest enthusiasm for the asso-
ofoHrwn TW. Jin ...
w"uu- iuc tuuumon oi tne market
tremendously Improved; Indeed, it
aDDrnanh in p- mhnot r..x.
a Mtst, oucugui, alld
ther has been a consequent falling
i. ui mierest m the 'doctor.'
"The association has
mental service to'all the people of the
cotton states, and it would be a tragic
blunder to allow it to eo into de.
Best Place for the Negro.
The best place in the world for the
negro is the farm," Governor . T. W
Bickett told as many negroes as
could crowd ip hearing distance of the
band stand at the State Fair Grounds
where he delivered his address at the
Negro State Fair. ;
The governor's address is an an
nual event at the negro lair just as it
is for the white fair. There have
been, all sorts of precedents for
speeches on such occasions, but the
governor 'adhered to his strict rule of
brevity, said a few words, expressed
his kind feelings toward the negroes
of the state, offered all the encourage
ment he could for the development of
a higher citizenship, and then quit.
"Stay in a good humor" was the
governor's parting injunction to the
negro citizens. - .
"If you want to get along together,"
he said, "get in a good humor live in
love and fellowship with all your
neighbors black and white; follow the
example of the scldier and pack up
your troubles in the old kit and smile,
Postofflce Safes Cracked.
. Postoffice safes at St. Pauls.-Robe-son
county, and Hope Skills,' Cumber
land county, were cracked by yeggraen
and govervnent agents have sent out
warnings to postmasters, garage own
ers, policemen, sheriff and. other offi
cers in eastern North Carolina to be
on the lookout for these robbers.
Highway Tour Postponed.
At a meeting of the executive com
mittee of the - Central Highway asso
ciation held at Greensboro it was de
cided to postpone until May the tour
over the highway. The' committee
found difficulty in getting the requi
site number of cars pledged for the
Furs, like coats, have soared in
price until the average mortal can
only look' at the more sumptuous
.wraps .made of it and wonder that
there is so much money in the world
as they represent. But these extraordinary-prices
havejnot decreased the
demand. Furriers are unable to obtain
skins that they could use for ready
purchasers. Possibly the lack of
transportation from some . source of
supply to the fur market is respon
sible for the shortage of pelts, or it
may be, that the demand advances
much "more rapidly than the increase
In fur-bearing animals. In this case
good furs, high priced as they are,
will prove a sensible investment.
4 Mink, seal and kolinsky are favor
ltes for the longer capes and coats.
Moleskin is liked for its softness and
suppleness and is dyed into dark
brown shades this season, and brown
Is .so much admired that squirrel and
fitch are dyed also. Cape mantles and
capes or cape-like coats Insure the
ample loose effects that are of all the
most graceful and pleasing;
But the two fur garments in great
est demand just now are wide, straight
scarfs and coatees. A diamond is a
diamond and furs are furs, whether in
large or small wraps. These scarfs
and coatees strike the note of luxuri
ous warmth and richness that be
longs to furs and give their wearers
more service than garments, that can
only be worn in midwinter. : There Is
almost no fur that may not be made
into a beautiful scarf. For coatees,
seal, dyed squirrel, mole, kolinski,
Persian lamb are used, with'-seal a
favorite. This fur appears above in
both the favorite garments, first in a
long scarf with turban to match.
These matched sets are to be credited
with adding much distinction to this
season's furs. The, odd turban has a
soft band of velvet, with battlement
edge turned up about it. Much atten
tion has been given to the linings of
scarfs to make them worthy their
aristocratic company and they are
often of chiffon beautifully embroider
ed with small scattered , blossoms.
The coatee, shorter in the front than
at the back and full enough to sug
gest a cape, simply was obliged to
have flaring sleeve3, "with cuffs of
skunk fur. This fur has wonderful
wearing qualities with which it re-in
forces the softer seal and makes an
ample and most becoming collar.
Muffs are large, many of them flat
and so made that they are bags a, s
well as muffs.
VEIN OF MICA "DISCOVERED
Buncombe County Man Seems to be on
Hl Way to be Rated as Strictly n
of. the Bloated Bond-Holders.
Charming Hats for Midwinter
No More Hazing.
The sophomore class of the State
College of Agriculture and .Engineer
ing here has pledged itself to abolish
hazing at the college, in consideration
of the reinstatement of three sopho
mores who were dismissed two weeks
ago for hazing following the hazing of
thefreshman son of Congressman R.
A. Doughton of North Carolina.
No Suffragist Meeting Now.
On account of unexpected and press
ing engagements of Mrs. Carrie Chap
man Catt in the West, the convention
of the North Carolina suffragists which
which, had been planned for Novem
ber 17-18 in Greensboro, has been
postponed until early in January, the
precise date to be announced as soon
as it is definitely learned when Mrs.
Catt can' be present. Two or three
other suffragists of national reputa
tion alsq will be present at the Greens
bbro convention. ; y ...
Taking Prominent Part.
North Carolina physicians and pub
lic health officials will have a promi
nent Place on the program of the
Southern Medical association, which
will meet in Asheville on November
10 to 14 inclusive. This is the first
time that the southern association has
met in a North Carolina city. Itjs
expected that between 3,000 and 4,000
delegates will attend.
The opening address will be deliv
ered by Dr. Cyrus . Thompson, , -ot
Jacksonville, who is chairman of the
public health section. ;
Assessed $125 Monthly.
Judge Guion made a ruling in the
alimony and abandonment suit against
Major W. A. Graham, commissioner of
agriculture, by his wifsv Mat
Clark Graham, to the effect that Mrs.
Graham's alloiirance, pending a jury
trial of the case, shall be $125 per
The1" judge held that in view of the
official salary of the' commissioner d
the damaged condition of
the alimony modified to f 5
month would be nbugb. being half of
fcls salary of $3,600. ; r ;
rr.L..Mi i iiiigiii --rjTT IT -mro-1
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We take a great manj things for
granted in a world that is rich in won
derful and beautiful fabrics. We hard
ly stop to think how they are related
to the seasons of the year and that It
has taken some centuries to perfect
them. But they are here, at hand, for
the artists in apparel to use in inter
preting their ideas to us. Milliners
make their choice and- hats tell the
story of the seasons and much more,
with rich velvets and brocades, warm,
soft-looking beavers and plushes?' gold
and silver tissues, with furs, making
tip the brilliant and cheerful millinery
of midwinter. There is something of
splendor in it.
i.Four charming' hats for midwinter
shown in the picture above, are good
and sufficient excuse for a little ex
travagance on the part of the eternal
feminine. 'Every woman knows that
her hat is the most important Item in
her , cotume and here are four that
have all the excellencies! beauty of
fabric, fieauty of line, becoraingness
and fitness for the season.' The hat
with graceful brim, at the top of the
group is a triumph of the framemuker
to start with, and is made, of velvet.
It has ft- soft tarn crown and a sash
of wide satin' ribbon ending in bows
that follow the season's mandate In
keeping to the right. , - ' ' V "
Just below, at the left of the group,
black velvet and gold cloth . brocaded
with black achieve a handsome Na
poleon hat, which also has a soft
crown. Except for a sash and tie of
narrow gold ribbon about the j crown
It is without trimming. This Is one of
several successful off-the-f ace V hats.
Opposite it a large velvet hat Is faced
with beaver. Its brim Is turned up at
the front and a handsome ornamental
pin fastens It to the crown. With this
hat a wide scarf of angora yarn makes
a neckpiece to correspond, taking the
place of fur. , ' . C
Siberian squirrel fur the lightest of
the - gray squirrel skins makes the
spirited turban at the bottom of the
group. A small cascade of fine lace,
with a bit of fur along the plaited edge,
results in a trimming that cannot be
Improved upon. , All these models are
worn well down over the head and not
an ear is visible. " -
Asheville. J. R. Kuhna . discovered
a veinof mica six miles from Ashe
ville that measures sixty-five feet in
depth and the length has not yet
been estimated. The mica is on the
land of Owen Gudger, postmaster, at
Asheville. It Is two feet wide and
the mica that has so far been taken
from the mine is said to be of the best
Southern Pines. Moore county to
bacco, at (3.60 a pound, has made a
new high record in price. -
Durham. Grand Chancellor D. W.
Sorrell, of this city, has just appoint
ed Dr. Byron Clark, of Salisbury, grand
keeper of records and seals, of the
grand commandery of the State
Knights of PythiaSi
Charlotte. Dr. C. A. Bland an
nounced his withdrawal from the race
for Congress to succeed E. Y. Webb
advanced to the federal bench.
ASSOCIATION IS TO CONVENE
KT GREENSBORO NOVEMBER 8
AND 9 AT THE O. HENRY.
STRICTLY BUSINESS SESSION
Fair Subscription Rates and Code of
Ethics Will Be Among the Leading
Topics Up for Discussion. ?
Lumberton. Mrs. Charles Sander
son, who lives in Wishart township,
Robeson county, shot and killed two
wildcats one day recently. The cats
were chased up a tree near the San
derson home by some dog3 and Mrs
Sanderson marched to the scene with
a shotgun and killed them.
; Reidsville. rTobacco breaks have
been quite heavy and prices are the
highest in , the history of the market
Numbers of farmers .who claim they
are "from Missouri" attend the sales
as spectators only to return the next
day with heavy haulings of their weed
for sale. .
Wilson. If signs hold good this
will be a mild winter, according to a
mountaineer prognosticator, who says
that this year's crop of young lambs
are scarce of fleece and that squirrels
are not laying in a supply of nuts.v He
says these signs have held good from
Concord. The home service cam
paign by the Young Men's Christian
association for the purpose of raising
$15,000 for the local Y. M, C. A., came
to a successful; close when the execu
tive committee of the campaign an
nounced that the full amount wanted
had been subscribed.
Wilmington. Orders received here
from the treasury department direct
that within 21 days or less, the army
and navy club building, at present lo
cated on the postoffice green on Chest
nut street, must be removed to some
other location. The order came as
J something of a surprise here.
Elizabeth City. Congressman John
H. Small has arranged for a hearing
before the Bureau of Biological Sur-
; vey of the United States Department
- of Agriculture of the grievance felt by
j many people in Currituck in that un
der-the migratory game law it is ille
gal for the people of Currituck to pur
chase wild fowl for their 'tahje.
Kinston. D. G. Hargett, son of Ed
gar B. Hargett, of this city, has re
turned from an "extended tour
abroad." Such luck as came to him
befalls few persons. Hargett is a
photographer. Ijje enlisted in the
navy He was sent overseas on a
snapshotting trip. It carried him to
twenty-two European countries.
Fayetteville. The community - wel
fare work done by the War Camp
Community service during the period
of the war, which was to have beefl
discontinued here on November 1, will
be carried on In Fayetteville, accord
ing to a decision reached at a confer
ence at W. C. C. S. headquarters in
Asheville. Tn , ; an order received
here by federal officials, Federal Judge
James E.. Boyd of Greensboro, who
several days ago asked President Wil
son to name his assistant, directs that
the term of United States district
court I be adjourned day to day until
the nomination of Congressman Webb
is confirmed by the senate.
Better Roads and Bridges.
Rutherfordton. The federal govern
ment .has approved the plan of the
city authorities for a16-foot concrete
road through town from west end of
Seaboard depot '
It will be built on a 50-50 basis an6
will shorten the road to the depot.
t The county , commissioners closed a
contract for a steel bridge .with a con.
crete floor across Second Broad, river
near Hayn'es mill at Avondale with
the Atlantic Bridge company, of Char
lotte. It will cost the county $17,360.
Editor Is Chief of Legion.
Monroe. John Beasley, who was
elected state chairman of the conven
tion of fforth Carolina posts of the
American Legion, held at Raleigh saw
service as an enlisted man In the Ar
gonne and later in the army of occu
pation in, Germany.' A n
. Mr. Beasley is editor of The Mon
roe Journal, 'which, was 'founded", th
years "ago by his father, G. M. Beasley.
and his uncle, R. F. Beasley.
, Mr. Beasley is temporary 'chairman
of the American Legion post which ha4
been chartered at Monroe.'
Concord. J. B. Sherrili, secretary
of the North Carolina Press associa
tion, gave out information relative to
the mid-winter meeting of the asso
ciation. The meeting will be held in Greens-,
boro, at the O. Henry Hotel on Janu
ary 8th and . 9th. Mr. Sherrili points
out that the executive committee of
the association, in deciding upon the
meeting place and the time, also de
cided that the convention will devote
its entire time to discussion of mat
ters pertaining to the printing and
publishing business. It is proposed to
have five-minute talks on the s first
day on topics that are of vital inter
est to every member of the associa
tion. The following will be some of
the subjects: .
i The postal regulations and rates,
the news-print situation, rates for ad
vertising, : the : adoption of standard
rate cards, the need for full produc
tion in all lines, modern methods of
producing a newspaper, a fair sub
scription rate, a code of ethics for
Durham. Five wealthy citizens
formed a corporation with $50,000
authorized capital, , $5,000 paid in, to
take care of this city's franchise in
the new piedmont baseball league. s
Hickory. Forty-two former soldiers
met at the chamber of commerce and
decided to organize a local post of the
Burlington. The North Carolina
Christian conference will convene in
this city November 11 to 14, It will
be held in .the handsome new Chris
tian church just completed.
Fayetteville. Two persons are In a
local hospital, while two others suf
fered slight injuries, as a result of a
head-on collision between automobiles.
Asheville. John L. Moore, night
watchman at, St Genevieve's convent
stepped out of the automobile driven
by Sheriff Mitchell at Arden, -1 near
here, slipping on the concrete paving
and falling, broke his neck. - He died
Lumberton. Anderson " Britt prin
cipal of the public school at Raft
Swamp, Robeson county, was fined $25
and the cost by Recorder E. M. Britt
when found guilty of assault and bat
tery upon a pupil of the school. Britt
gave notice of appeal. . ,
Kinston. The 75th annual session
of the North Carolina Christian Mis
sionary convention was held at Rober
sonville. Several hundred delegates,
including many from the churches at
Wilson, Greenville and Kinston, where
large congregations are located, at
tended the 10 sessions.
Charlotte.-A whole time health of
ficer for Mecklenburg county is as
sured if the county commissioners and
the state board of health follow the
course taken by the county 'board ofy
education, the board agreeing to pro
vide $1,000 if the county commission
ers will contribute $2,000 and the' state
board of health $1,000. '
Salisbury. Paul Castor, twelve year
old son of Berl Castor, met a iiorrible
death at the cotton gin near Faith
wheie the elder Castor Is employed.
The boy, while handling a bag, got
it caught in the shafting and was
dragged into the rapidly T moving
shaft His legs and arms were toro
off and his head badly battered, death,
,:;-.v.;V:. V; .Vv-:r:"':'
Recruiting Officer a Killer.
Asheville. Corporal William Ball,
stationed at the local recruiting sta
tion of the United States army here,
shot and instantly killed W." P.' Mc
Immediately after the shooting Ball
fled but was later apprehended on
his way home to get his clothes, be
fore giving up, he said.. r , : : '
Witnesses state that Ball met his
victim on the street and fired imme
diately. It Is alleged that the dead
man. told friends that he intended to
kill Ball on sight
' v Y. M. C. A. Work Overseas.
Rocky Mount. J. , H. Armbrust, of
Charlotte,' addressed the Current Top
ic! club at its. regular meeting. Mr.
Armbrust who has only recently, re
turned from a long period of service
overseas, spoke of the boys' commu
nity work that the Y. M. C. A. is un
dertaking under its program s of en
larged activities, - stressing the import
ance and need for such endeavor and
urging. Rocky Mount' to" contribute
freely In the campaign which is about
to be waged to put on " new boy
MtAtArv here. r"-;.-