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1 Sergeant on inspection round of soldiers guarding a railway. 2 Sailors on
daily exercise. 3 Col. Chester A. Harding, who has succeeded General Goethals
A miniature battleship mounted on an automobile is attracting much attention in the streets of New York. It
is being used in promoting naval recruiting by the Militia 6f Mercy, an organization of women whose aim
is to aid the families of men called out for duty in the navy. Below is a portrait of Mrs. John Hays Hammond,
president of the Militia of Mercy.
"On to Paris" was the German slogan in 1914. Here is the "On to Paris"
prisoners taken in recent battles in northern France.
Here are three feminine additions to Uncle Sam's' navy, the first yeo
women to enlist at the Newport navy yard. Left to right, they are: Miss
E. S. Harry, Miss H. N. Murray and Miss J. E. Smith. All three have been
assigned to clerical duty in the navy yard.
MERCY HELPS NAVY
GERMANS ON THE ROAD TO
FOR THE NAVY
an American battleship taking their
as governor of the Canal Zone.
of 1917 a long line of German
AMERICA ON GUARD
ill H & itP Rl E R 5
HOG AND HOMINY WILL WIN
WAR AND ROUTE BOLL WEEV
IL SAYS HUDSON.
DISPATCHES FROM RALEIGH
Doings and Happenings That Mark
the Progress of North Carolina Peo
ple, Gathered Around the State
"Hog and Hominy will win the war
and rout the boll weevil," says State
Demonstration Agent C. R. Hudson,
who is distributing1 over the staf
through county demonstration agents
and other agencies for agricultural
progress, a "Farmers" War Time- Pro
gram" upon which can be based a
reasonable farm policy for any farm.
In addition to the war, the boil
weevil is an evil which is not to be
overlooked. Mr. R. W. Freeman, dis
trict agent frm Eastern North Caro
lina, has just returned from Alabama
where in Tuscaloosa county he was
informed that the cotton crop was
27,000 bales in 1914 before the boll
weevil struck the section, 8,000 bales
after the weevil had made its appear
ance in 1915 and only 2,000 last year
Within five years, it is estimated,
the northward march of the weevil
will touch the fringe of the southern
counties of the state.
Mr. Hudson's war time program, al
though framed to meet emergency of
the war, Iikewiae is a sefety step for
the protestion of the farmer against
the failure of any money crop.
"In order to render the greatest as
sistance possible in the crisis wkich is
upon us, the undersigned agrees to
carry out, as far as practicable the
following program on his farm, with
such modifications as seem to suit
"1. Increase the corn acreage or
production to at least 200 bushels for
each horse and mule on the farm.
"2. To increase the acreage to for
age crops" from 25 per cent to 50 per
cent, especially the growing of such
summer legumes as cowpeas, soy
beans, velvet beans, etc.
"3. To provide at least two good
milch cows for each family, and more
where it )a convenient and advisable
to have a surplus for sale.
"4. To produce 200 pounds "or more
of pork for each member of the family.
"5. To procure and plant the most
prolific seed available.
"Wherever procurable to use labor
saving machinery to help out in the
matter of the scarcity of hand-labor, so
that the acreage may be increased and
better cultivation given to the crops.
"7. To increase, as far as conditions
seem to warrant, the amount of fertil
izer used in order that larger yields
may be produced.
"8. To save the breeding stock:
sows, heifers, mares, cows, guilts,
ewes and hens should not be disposed,
but kept for increasing the amount of
live stock on the farm. The number
of laying hens for a family ; should be
increased to fifty or more as rapidly
"9. To have not less than one quar
ter of an acre in garden crops, especi
ally such things as Irish potatoes,
sweet potatoes, cabbages, collards,
onions, tomatoes, etc., with a large
amount of peas and beans for eating
green, for canning, and for drying
for winter use.
"10. In the fall to make an effort
to greatly increase winter cover crops
of clovers, vetches, rye, rape, etc., and
plant a large acreage to turnips and
other edible feed crops suitable for
Calvert to Revise Statutes.
Mr. Thomas Iv Calvert, Assistant
Attorney-General under the last ad
ministration, was selected by the Code
Commission to supervise the collat
ing and revising of the statutes pre
paratory to publishing a new revisal
of the laws.
The commission, composed of Sen
ators Stahle Lynn and Lyndsay War
ren and Representatives Harry Stubbs,
chairman ; Harry Grier and Carter
Dalton, reached a decision after con
ferences. It is understood that Mr. Calvert
will receive $3,600 per year for his
services and after the classification
work has been completed, which Is
expected to be finished by July 1, the
commission will meet again to select
Mr. Calvert's assistants and to give
their collective supervision to the
Mr. Calvert will enter upon his du
ties May 1 and, according to state
ments made, will have the new re
visal ready for the printers within
Dairy Division Sets High Mark.
Maj. W. A. Graham, of the State
Department of Agriculture, says the
dairying division of the State Depart
ment has set the mark of one million
pounds of cheese for the cheese Indus-J
try in this state this season, although
it is really tn its infancy. .There are
now 13 cheese .factories in the state
and numbers of others being establish
ed. The output last season was only
about 100,000 pounds. These factor
ies, Major Graham says, furnish a
splendid source of cash to farmers in
the sale of their surplus milk.
Bickett Urges Big Food Crops.
Governor Bickett wrote the chair
men of county commissioners in every
county of the state insisting that there
be immediately a careful survey in
each county as to vacant farm lands
and that the commissioners arrange
to cultivate all such with the use of
the chain gangs if cultivation by own
ers or tenants cannot be arranged. He
says the Attorney General rules that
the county commissioners have ample
power to do this and points out that
by doing this the commissioners can
wonderfully increase the food supply
in the state and without the assump
tion of any real risk make a consider
able sum of money for the county.
The letter follows :
"Dear Mr. Chairman:
"Your attention is called to a re
port of the government showing that
we are facing a serious food famine
in the United States. You have seen
the proclamation issued from this of
fice on March 16 calling attention to
the imparative necessity for increas
ing our food supplies, and within the
last week the President of the United
States has made an appeal to the
people urging them to increase our
food supplies as a patriotic duty.
"In every county in the state there
will be found vacant farms. The own
ers are not able to cultivate them
and for some reason have not be?n
able to get tenants to do so. Every
one of these farms ought to be cul
tivated and planted in grains, grasses,
peas and potatoes this year, I there
fore urge you to ascertain all such
vacant farms in your county and
make arrangements to secure these
farms for a nominal rent, which I
a msure can easily be done, and cul
tivate them by using the county chain
gang when the convicts can be sapped
from the puWic roads and by addi
tional labor employed by the county,
"I have consulted the Attorney Ten
eral of the state and he advises me
that there is absolutely nothing in our
statutes that makes it unlawful or the
county commissioners to do this. In
this way the commissioners can won
derfully increase our food supplies
and without the assumption or any
real risk make a considerable sum of
money for the county."
Names Examining Board.
North Carolina's first State Board
of Examiners and Teachers' Institute
conductors, provided for by the recent
Legislature, was announced by Gover
nor Bickett, to examine and license
public school teachers and conduct
institutes to advance methods of
teaching. They are: J. H. Highsmith,
Durham; Mrs. T. Edgar Johnson, Sal
isbury; Miss Hattie Parrott, Kinston,
each for four years, and A. T. Allen,
Salisbury; D. F. Giles, Raleigh and
Miss Susie Fulghman, Goldsboro,
each for two-year terms. The salaries
of the three men are $2,500 with $500
for expenses and of the women $2,000,
with $500 for expenses. They organize
in time to take up duties June 1.
A. T. Allen is president of the
North Carolina Teachers' Assembly,
and was. secretary of the State Sub
text Book Commission for 1916. He
is a State University man, class of
1897, and has been connected with
the Charlotte public schools and the
schools of Graham and Salisbury. He
was formerly president of the State
Association of City Superintendents-.
Mr. Highsmith. is a graduate of
Trinity College and the Teachers!
College, Columbia University, has
served as member of the faculties of
j Meredith and Wake Forest Colleges.
He has devoted county Institutes and
summer schools for teachers for a
number of years.
Food Production in North Carolina.
Governor Bickett, Maj. W. A. Gra
ham, Commissioner of Agriculture,
and others in touch with the prog
ress of the North Carolina campaign
for increased food crops, say the in
crease in this state promises to be
really wonderful, in spite of the fact
that the cctton farmers had early in
the season launched plans and prep
arations for increased acreage of cot
ton and tobacco. While these money
crops will show very much increase,
they say, it is also true that the
farmers are going into their general
farming operations with exceptional
energy and are also putting in big
crops of potatoes, beans, peas, grasses
and a big variety of food and feed
crops that will most probably bring
this state well up toward the line of
at least producing home supplies.
More Counties Provide Agents.
The latest county to make a dona
tion to procure farm demonstration
work is that of Avery, a new county,
in the mountains, which appropriated
$1,200 to assist in financial co-operation
in carrying on the work fqr two
years. Mr. R. O. Bowman, a progres
sive native young farmer and graduate
of the (agricultural department of Be
rea College, Berea, Ky., has been
recommended for the position. An
other county entering the work re
cently is that of Henderson, where the
work was discontinued two years ago.
Food Committee is Getting Busy.
North Carolina's State Food Con
servation Commission, whose special
duty is to stir the people throughout
the state to the fullest possible pro
duction of food crops, is at work now
in full swing with Commissioner and
Secretary J. Paul Lucas in charge of
the Raleigh headquarters and mar
shaling his forces for starting at once
something like 7,500 active workers
for this campaign in ail the commu
nities throughout the state. He is
taking up his work with great enthu
siasm and is confident of success.
I In the
It is imperative that
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Colored Laborers and Track men as section
hands; also Pattern Makers, Molders and
Carpenters. Bricklayers experienced on
either fire brick or red brick construction.
Steady work. Good wages. Apply in person
to BETHLEHEM STEEL CO. , Sparrows Point, Md.
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We also do highest class .of finishing.
Prices and Catalogue upou request.
S. Galetki Optical Co., Richmond, Va.
FARMERS AND SHIPPERS NOTICE
Ship your vegetables to us, get highest market
prices. Write for stencil. We also handle eggs.
FRED YOST & CO., Wholesale Commission
Merchants, 1 9 O Reade Street, New York
All roll films developed 10c. Prints 3 to
5 cts. Prompt attention to mail orders.
K. C. EERNAD, Greensboro, N. O.
THE SMALLEST BIBLE IOc
Illustrated. Size of postage stamp. Lehfaa, fUeine, Wis.
NEW QUARTIER LATIN HERE
Greenwich Village in New York Be
comes Bohemian Capital of World
as Result of War.
The European war has left the fa
mous Latin quarter of Paris almost de
serted ; and a temporary paralysis lies,
also, upon the art bohemias of Munich,
London and Rome. In default of com
petition. New York's "Greenwich Vil
lage" has thus suddenly become the
new bohemian capital of the world,
Charles Phelps Cushing writes in Car
We Inclose "Greenwich village" in
quotation marks out of deference to
the older villagers, who, for the most
part, are respectable Tammany Hall
Irish-Americans and German-Americans,
plain Americans and American
Italians all, or nearly all, resigned
to making their living by pretty much
the same methods as the masses do
anywhere else: "The bulk of the neigh
borhood," declares so reliable an au
thority as the director of Greenwich
house (community center), "is made
up of the conservative American work
ing class the clerk, the factory work
er, the longshoreman, the office clean
er, the teamster and the day laborer,"
The Greenwich village of old was as
famous for its dignity and quiet as the
"village" of today is noted for its "pa
gan revels." The Greenwich of a hun
dred years ago was a rural retreat two
miles north of New York city, and was
a stronghold' of fashion and respect
ability. Numerically, the conserva
tives are yet well In the majority,
but the limelight of publicity in recent
times has been trained only on the
Bohemians. So "Greenwich Village"
has come to stand for the very reverse
of all that It meant a generation back.
Did Cleo Use Her Needle?
Customer (in rug shop) You are
positive that this is an antique?
Salesman Positive, madam ! Why,
this rug Is known to have been in the
home of Cleopatra.
Customer What are those four lit
Salesman H'm it Js known, too,
madam, that the rug was in her sew
ing room, and that is where the sew
ing machine stood.
The Only Benefit.
"What did you gain in your deal
"An unbounded respect for Smith's