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POLK COUNTY NEWS, TRYOH; NORTH CAROLINA
TO STUDENT BODY
SPEAKS ON SUBJECT OF "LIFE
MORE ABUNDANT FOR NORTH
EXPRESS CHALLENGE FOR Llf E
Educators being paid Eighteen Cents
an Hour and Bricklayers Ninety
five s Ridiculous Contortion
Conference on Education
At the request of Governor Thomas
W. Bickett, Dr. B. C. Brooks, State
Superintendent of Public Instruction,
Dr. Julius I Foust, President of the
i State College for Women, and many
prominent citizens, edacators and oth
ers, Dr. P. P. Clayton, United States
Commissioner of Education is cal'ing
a conference on education in North
Carolina, to meet in Greensboro, April
29 and 30, and May 1, 1920.
The purpose of the conference is to
bring together representative citi
zens, men and women from all parts
!of the State state, county and city
'officials, farmers, laborers, merchants
j manufacturers, home makers, lawyers
'physicians, ministers; editors, educat
ors and others, to . confer on the
State'3 most important interest the
education of its people. The theme of
the conference will be "The Crisis
in Education in North . Carolina and
waiflio-h now io ivieei it,
Addressing the student body of tho
State University Lieutenant Governor' Sch 001 of Public Welfare ....
O.Max Gardner discussed the subject,! With the co-operation and assist
"Life More Abundant for North Caro-!ance of the Southern division of the
linians." "If I were called, on tonight; Cross, the University of North
to outline the platform of my party," , Carolina win place in the sum
c i- Mi t rv,nVo th a mer school a school of puhlic welfare
22 DAY JOU
SPECIAL TRAIN TO CONSIST OF
TEN OR MORE PULLMAN8
WILL BE REQUIRED
TEKPLARS FROM PANY POINTS
STILLS ARE STILL KEPT BUSY
The LaGrange Lenorian" is the Name
of a Newspaper Recently Launch
ed In Town' of LaGrange.
Charlotte Members are Anticipating
Royal Good Time on This Unusual
and Lengthy Western Trip
Charlotte. Members of Oasis tem
ple of the Shrine are looking forward
with keen pleasure to the trip to Port
land, Ore., in June, when a special
train of 10 pullmans will be operated
out of Charlotte, bearing the Carolina
members to the meeting of the' im
The cost of th3 trip will be about
the speaker said, "I would make the er scnooi a scnooi oi puoac weuare
Wrmt-,wand throb with an ex- offering a general course of twelve
pression of challenge for life life 'eeks for all kinds of social workers j ?265 for each individual..
more abundantly. For, after all, nd a sPc!al S1X we2s training
young men, what is the prime object ; course for Nort" Carolina county sup
of government? What it it humanity 'erintendents of public welfare. -throughout
the ages has yearned and .
Goldsboro Despite the fact that
moonchineers In this county have
been very cautious of late and have
been succesful in keeping a number of
their stills hidden very well irom the
shrewd government agents during the
past two weeks revenue officers have
unearthed a number of stills through
out the county, two of them, so it is
said, being among the largest ever
captured in this section of the State.
The LaGrange Lenoorian is the
name of a new newspaper which has
been launched In this thriving little
tobacco town. It is aa eight-page
XsAvau pu-B OArjOBittB qui Mwsaik
makeup, and is managed and editored
by Samuel T. Meares, a hustling
young man who has had several years
newspaper training in this State, and
is one of the veterans of the World
FOR SFKING WT?
suffered and died for? What is edu- Postmaster's Examinations
ction, health, uplift, justice and social j Washington, An examination to
service but man's struggle upward j.fin tne vacancy in the postoffice at
for life, more abundant life. jGastonia has been announced. James
"At the risk of a slight digression, jW. Atkins is acting postmaster. Edu
I assert that eduoatdonafjy North ! cation counts 20 and business train
Carolina will ever fulfill the ideals 4ng and experience 80.- Other presi
of genuine democracy and accomplish dential postmaster examinations are
the full measure of life more abund- to be held for Clarkton at Lumberton,
antly until provision is made to pay j
school teachers and college profes
sors more nearly what they are worth.
The State's sense of fairness and just-
M.MM'Vt V-a 4V!m 4 a Ka. a ovarii r I
u8Ufc u7 ui. w Too Mjn Mepcnant9
. Hickory. With 291 charter mem
bers, many of them the most influen
tial and active democrats in this part
of the county, the "Gardner for Gov
ernor" club was organized to push the
candidacy of O. Max Gardner in the !
The special train will leave Char-
lotte June 14 and will be en route,;
including the stops, for 22 days, re
turning July 6. The journey going
will be -by way of Chicago, St. Paul
flnd nvr thp so-called "northern
route." The return trip will be by Asheville, L. L. JenKins. KepuDii-.
way of San Francisco, Los Angeles, can congressional standard bearer for)
the Grand canon and the so-called this district, an ardent supporter ot
Ti , . . . ... . woman speaker on the stump, in the
It is exacted that there will be
Shriners aboard from Asheville, Hick- . ft . . . ... .
ory, Gastoma, Greensboro, Winston-1 . . nf tha Acll4X
, . , , , All W WW b JL tttVlf LftOAUVUfr W V V ,
. .r ' "A""wt"i . ' T rille Woman's club.
Monroe and Clinton at Sampson. The
date is May 17
shocked by the appalling figures of
comparison which are almost daily
Reiterating his opinion that 50 per
CftTlt TY1 arf in nf q1Htiw rrt rvev mtr.
- ..... ... w . , . 5 O " " k-Uiiiup, ww WV MU.
lv kt7 ""v"- 10 " 1 chase price is to much, and that there
nlous contortion of the value o an j are toQ merchant8 in business
serv ce that will tolerate the payment tQ aUow any of them tQ make a
01 eigmeen cents an nour ror w u-succesg an,
cators and ninety-five cents an hour
for the brtcklayer.
that people ought to reduce their pur
chases in so far as possible until
there is a normal supply of goods to
One Day's Flu Record be sold. Henry A. Page, fair pjice
Influenza is releasing its grip on ; commissioner, issued a statement
Raleigh and North Carolina, 729 new 'dealing with the efforts of the Depart-
cases being in one day reported from ment of Justice to bring down prices,
the various counties and 17 from Ra
leigh with one death.
New cases of influenza reported to
the State Boaard of Healtlh from' the
cally every city of consequence in the
state. Reouest has been received to
allow the South Carolina Shriners to Mount Olive, On March 7, at Golds
join in on the special, but no action boro- an examination for postmaster
ha yet been taken on this suggestion, at Mount Olive will be held, according
The Charlotte members are anticipat- 10 an announcement just issuea oy
ing a royal good time on the trip.
Action for Criminal Libsl
A criminal libel action against the
GrPfiTivi!l "Pi 1 Vl 1 ' Q S i n cr Pnminmr nnH
various counties, with the deaths fol- T. t li "U
i m - . u t. James L. Mayo, editor of the Green-
. . . .: , ! ville Dally News, growing out of
llu.xxi, xc, riiiuMiu, o wiiu i ueaui,
Harnett, 25; Henderson, 2; Johnson,
the postoffice department. The salary !
of $1,900 per year, with a small allow-!
anno fnr oIot-V nlro Viao rnf rot nalloil
Burlington, A phone message was , ' 4 . x
i wrucu in una tii.j' icuiug ui iuc
suicide of Ben A. Burke, aged 50
years, at "Swepsonville cotton mill vil
lage a few miles from Burlington.
fil 4-, v:m I'll SifiJ
Senator Simmons has receid a
telegram from Mayor P. Q. Moore, of.
Wilmington requesting that means be
found to furnish Wilmington a supply
of whiskey to fight influenza, which
is said to be very bad in Wilmington.
Lumbertou, There livys in Lum
berton a lady who has had her coffin !
and burial robe in readiness for sev
The lady whose name is Eliza Bass,
keeps the coffin In her room under .;
her bed. Miss Bass made her own
burial cloths. She also has her tomb
stone bought and paid for.
Asheville, "The new bodies for
the big trucks for the Asheville-Char-
Laurinburg, The outlook for cot-
charges in that paper that Joseph L. j lotte ezpress line will be completed ton acreage will be a slight increas
McLawhom. sheriff nf Pitt nmmt- ! and evervthine In readness to berin this Tear in Scotland county.
161 J Lee, 20;- with 1 death; Lenoir. ; f u d t Derform his d..t ,n rn.mAnp : the operation of business by Anril The working of the crop causes a
29; Montgomery, 3; Perquimans. 1; ; de8erters in the county during the I first," writes H. N. Edmunson, to the me apprehension onaccount of la
Sampson," 26; Wake, 12; Washington,
23 ;-W&tauga, 5; Yancey, 8.
Reports from cities follow: Greens
boro, 2 with one death; Wilmington,
4 deaths; Raleigh, 17 with 1 death;
Goldsboro, 4 deaths.
"NothinQ Wrong with Amenrca
"There is nothing wrong with Amer
ica today except in the minds of the
war, will be heard on appeal in -Supreme
Court among the cases from
the Fifth Judicial district. The lower
court found the defend&nts i guilty
and Judgement of the court was that
the defendants pay $100 fine eac.
Asheville Board of Trade.
Judges to Pass on Essays
Captain Walter L. Cox assistant to i
the recruiting officer for North Can
lows and the fundamental principles
of Justice upon which this republic is
men who doubt themselves, their fel-i Una, secured the promise of; thre
jwell known men to serve as Judges in
the school essay contest, which is he-
founded," Secretary of the Navy Jo- ing conducted in this State. The Jud
sephus Daniels told the Raleigh Ro- ges are Dr. E. C. Brooks, State sup
ftary Club at a dinner In the Yar- ( erintendent of public Instruction, Col
borough in celebration of the birth-;0nel Fred A. Olds and Mr. R. B.
day of Rotary and' George Washing- House, collector of war records for
ton. Secretary Daniels, honor guest, the State Historical Commission,
pleaded for the faith of Washington,
for men now. Epidemic Moving Eastward
"Washington had the poise that j with the exception of Rowan conn
this world needs today, said the sec-1 ty, most sections in the western end
retary, "faith in the government of of the State that have been in the
the people which should not be sway--grip cf influenza epidemic have re
ed by lords; or mobs but by law and
bor conditions; that Is, in the even!
of too much rain in the chopping sea-;
Wilmlna:ton, J. A. Farley, cashier I 7.C . , J 7 , 77,
of the Wilmington Dispatch, and " , : "WVJ1
Star, has been named chief clerk to
George H. Bellamy, United States Goldsboro, Five barrels of govern-
Marshall for the Eastern district of ment bonded whiskey consigned to a
North Carolina. local hospital arrived here undei
guard of two government agents from
l t v. , t, T-i t I Baltimorp. whprn it 1a sniH tho fluM
uui imiii, -luc iui utiin tuuui ivt - '
publican ei.ecutive committe met to wnich used to blink and bubble, be
certify to the State convention the hInd the bars was purchased; When
delegates recommended by the pre- stuff arrived here it was unloaded
cinct committees, and delegates to by the agents and quite a crowd wit
THE choice of a tailored suit for
spring gives one more concern
than any otl'er item in the, wardrobe,
except the hat that is to go with it.
The woman who knows how to clothe
herself correctly, from head to too
for the street, in unostentatious but
elegnnt garb, as full of style as It is
quiet well, she will command admira
tion. No one can outshine her. She
must begin by studying her own pe
culiarities, considering her figure and
her own style. Some women look best
In the plainest suits, but they are
Women of this day have a great ad
vantage because the needs of all fig
ures and all styles are very carefully
studied by professional designers.
They plan to conceal the angles of
women who are too slender and to
lengthen the curves of those who are
too stout. They Incorporate new
style features ands manage them
adroitly and they Introduce color or
omit it, so an to suit every one.
The new spring suits are swinging
away from the' fanciful styles of the
past season and are somewhat plain
er. Vests in contrasting co!m
made of silk, for which there J
furore last spring, have reappi,
but they do not dominate ther,
for there are many coats f
vests to be worn over the prr
lingerie waists. Braid and fc
are sparingly used, trahroideritsv
ish and tlu?re Is a pronounced
for neat eftects. Coats are s3
than they were; jacket -styles t
attained ponie importance; skirt
about shoe-top length, the extrc
short model? which Paris lane
finding themselves rejected in t
country. Thetwo suits shown ft
may be takon as types worth ra
ering; that one bavin? a vest of a
bar fantasi ilk and vertical accord
plaits in coat and skirt reveate 1
features in the mode.
Silvered net pfars a larse part
young girls evening frocks. The k
comes In all the accepted evenin;o
ors, and the silvering Is accompli
by machine In a scroll design. Ura
ly the net is scalloped like lace U
the county convention the latter be
ing dispensed with to comply with
the regulaticns of the board of health.
nessed its removal to the hospital.
order, justice and! fair dealing.'
covered and the plague moved east
ward where it is raging with consid
erable violence in many counties, ac-
Denies Ownership of Land coming to reports.
In less than a day after R. C. Chop- PItt- Halifax and Camden counties
lin, a Wake farmer, had denied that are suffering worst from the scourge
two stills were recently found in his 1 and the influenza has not yet reached
if arm, revenue officers captured a Its Peak in' those communities. Anson
wtHl and destroyed 300 gallons of beer cunty In the southern section of the
on a spring branch about 400 yards State has. also been hard hit by the
from Choplin's own residence. j spread of the disease, and emergency
About a week ago raiders found hospitals established in several parts
two stills on Choplin's land, and one of the county, nurses and physicians
was near the father's house while the
other was near the son's home.
Wilmington, Organized labor It
expected to enter the coming dem
ocratic primaries in New Han
Monroe. Manager strauiberg or an aggressive political factor. Jamef
the Reading Pa., club in the Interna- P Wade now memlier of city council
tional baseball league, was here mak- lc to be offered for the lower Hons
ing arrangements for training his of tne legislature, and James K. Tay
team here this spring. Mr. Straulberg lor ls to be backed fop a se&t on thf
was impressed with the advantages rd of county commissioners, ac
off eredby Monroe, but had one or cordlng to reliable politlcal au
iwu omer towns 10 investigate ana I thorities
could not render a definite decision.
sent to supplement the local health
Convicted Men Must Die
Joe Cain and Walter Cain, two of
hav come to the rescue of employes for the murd ' of RIlev '
who had trouble in figuring out their be electrocuted at the State's Prison
Seabord to The Rescue
Officials of the Seaboard Air Line
Ancoraes of the past year. The com
pany will furnish the income of every
employe to the Income Tax Division
oi the Internal Revenue Department
after March 1. This will enable the
revenue department to mail income
figures to the employes. Because of
at 10-30 o'clock Friday March 5. Joe
Bowles, third man, will serve twen
ty year sentence.
Final judgement in the case was
written when Governor Biekett de
clined to interfere with tho Jury ver
dict pronounced upon the Cains but
the varying amounts of pay inclxrd-1 commuted the death sentence of Joe
lag hack tame employes had. consid-i Bowles to twenty years. The three
rable trouble In making out returns.
Legltlature May meet In June
At the last regular session of the
North Carolina Legislature the Gov-
were convicted in January, Wit.
To Investigate Oteen Charge.
Washington, , (Special) At the in
stance of Senator Simmons, Surgeon
ernor was directed to vrti nciar General Ireland, of the Medical Corpa
session during 1920 for framing legis- of the army wired Colonel C. C. Kin
lation to enforce a new taxation act. ney, inspector Investigating conditons
This session, it is b.u.e.. i, . be at the Government hospital at Oteen
called for June and advocates of suf- iont to return until he had riven ti-J
trage have announced that they ex
pect to bring the suffrage amendment
Jnp at this session. The opinion Is
general that - it will be ratified. At
ithe last session the amendment was
adopted by the Senate by a large
txoaJorUy, but was kUled In the House
witness who has been suggested an
opportunity to tell what he - or sh
knows about treatment of patients
The inspector was also advised. tc
remain at Oteen and Asheville tht
he had gone te the . bottom ot the
charges that haTe been lodged. !
Mt. Airv. A WPrlrHnp- f
Chariftl Hill. "TTi nnftn K: oKxCau
w interest was consummated when Oli
gang as it is commonly exists in Tr Bunkef of William B
North Carolina today is nothing more of near town and Misg Mamie S1
than a blot on our civilization," said
mon daughter of Allen Simmons,
R. E. Boyd, of Gastonia. in his report of wj., pia!riB TOnQ nrtttAA .
to the North Carolina club of ,the Uni- bonds of matrimony at the home o
versity of North Carolina, meeting to the bride., The groQm ,s a grandgor
near recommendations from the pub- of Chang, one of the Saimese twins
Lf T G, cm1mlttee ,?n reconstruc- who 8ettled marrled here
.it m j-ii, penatentianes. ana years ago, after tiring of their itine
vuuu.Bug rant Hf wU, ,,me,
- v tv vu ouu rvOi
"" T , ' . .... J"y Catalogue on Press
t Z n i 7T .,, !ffllU!2! Charlotte,-Charles E. MUler. fam
to the Delgade cotton mills that will demonstration agent and wVeatoch
double the capacity of the plant, and expert, has m preparation a cltalogoi
the construction of a modern village the jrsey pure-bred and grade cam
of Beventy-fiv .houses, will be begun to be 4n the sale March 19 the Sel
immediately, officials of the mill an- Fftrn. Mitii" Li V
r,, .i . . . W7n Farm- Th io 11 constitute
;::rrnrjTi wui B a the of cat
4 xunxvu uvuai a.
tie in Mecklenburg ' county and is ex
Electric power will be substituted peCted to attract many livestock
for steam, and a special power line
Col. R. L. Perry of Columbus, Ohio
extended from th Hfv n " . ' ..." ' . ' ' vn
t-f V . 1 v wno,w credited with having sold 9 (
plant. Ground has already been per cent of the Jersey, eold in thU
nlu t?1 11 CarS f at public auction in the laS
materials are now en route here, , 20 years will oondnct the sale here.
8Mor , HfflhlandeTTbrbs Newa.
Mwt Airy.-John C. Boy. one of shelby.-The sale of Shelby's thlrc
the best known young business men va a. w x. J "
rrctir.t ,ander- it
tt.' lnBuenw epW.mlc in thi com h fjS1. Cn,PT
TJ, . tl , . c h. le Priest Jointly were the sue
- Jt vn?"7 "i1 c8faI bidders. The former takln.
If Chn MrB most ot machinery auTthe iX
Absiher, his wife's rcpther are ser n(l ,,..-,, MA.' tww
ioualy 111 and unableto attend the 2 the WflV 2 S ?
funeral' two f rh rtiMron ff.. e outflt- Botn PPrs here hav
lL Mder extensive addlUbn. an
wThe'T' ?7: r r thetown is on th
wwn in aiiiory. .
IT IS hard to decide which of two
things is most vitally interesting
to the female of the species, and they
are the clothing she wears and the
furnishing of her home. Except for
the care and thought she bestows on
her family, nothing engrosses her as
these things do. It is an Instinct with
women to want to be attractively
clothed and to make their homes at
tractive, and let us hope that these
things. will remain uppermost in her
A great deal of attention ls given
now to pillows for different parts t
the house those for. the living room,
the porch and the bedrooms which
they help to make inviting and rest
fuL Cretonnes and other cheerful and
durable fabrics serve for porch fur
nlshlngs, silks, tapestries, plushes and
other more pretentious fabrics take
care of the living rooms, while bedroom
or boudoir pillows avail themselves of
dainty laces, embroideries, silks, rib
bons and even georgette crepe and chif
fons. Most of these boudoir pillows ore
drat covered with silk In light colon
nnri nvor thocn rnlnrwl f Olinl3tioD
may je kept clean, and they o J
to preserve their chief charm. 1
of ribbon, small clusters? of ss J
ers neip to rurnisn
"snlendor dnr to woman." fflr J
ing them the, same sheer fbrics J
of her own garments; they m1
with her negligees.
What Is described as the crt ,
Is an Interesting tew small w
Taris model is of hatters V"T
Is finished Jritu 0 scroll eb j4
uieb veil thv U uniquely dral
tne nat. m Pans me '
hour is the' btg paradise bin
nimrwr rrivr nnp siuc v - i
! toque, and one of the beat Roe
1 Palx milliners declares ter -
horsehair cleverly djed.