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-THE UNION COUNTY P.PEREYERYBODY READS IT
II II .
-THE UNION COUNTY PAPER EVERYBODY NEED ; f
YOU 27. No. 6.
PUBLISHED TWICE EACH WEEK TUESDAY AND FRIDAY
MONROE, N. G, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY' 25, 1921.
$2.00 PER YEAR CASH r
CLAUD SAPP IS MAKING
GOOD IN PALMETTO STATE
IVrmrr CU'eii f lwer Pnrt r
Count) I Taking Leading Part
In S. C. General Assembly.
h:eh peachs song is
enjoying a wide sale
A MAD iMMi SCAItK IN 111 FORD
Mineral Springs. Rt. 1. Fob. 14.
.ir. William McBride is visiting
honiefolks in Spencer and Davidson
Mr. Jas. Aycoth is installing an up-to-date
Mrs. B. B. Courtney is at a Char
lotte hospital fur an operation.
Mr. Latia Belk and his sister. Miss
Flonnie Belk. have returned from a
visit to relatives in ChmlMte.
This section had ijiiu a mad dog
scare a few days .ig.i. A dot that
5:ud previously rm wild cut IX v
eial of its fellow- canines suddenly
appear? J at the home of Gus !s
br.Miks, colored, and after biting h a
d( g. ran into the room whe-.' the
family was (fathered. By the 'o;m:i
that issued from its month, cvery
was aware of the ract that it
was mad, and pandemonium reigned.
One member of the family knocked
the dog down with a chair, and he
tore it had time to recover fiom the
fleets of the staggering blow, Gus
ai lived in the room with his shot
i ..i. Taking careful aim, h" fired.
Th- dog died in a few minutes. Gus
then proceeded to kill his own dog,
which no doubt would also have soon
become afflicted with the rabies.
Mr. W. V. Montgomery killed a
heg a few days ago that netted near
ly 500 pounds.
Your correspondent is pleased to
barn that his old friend and neigh
bor, Mr. Claud N. Sapp. Is "making
good" as a member of the South Car
olina legislature from Uichland coun
ty. He is easily the best orator and
clearest thinker in the General As
sembly. He has saved several good
measures by his knowledge of par
liamentary law, among them being
the highway bill. This section Is
proud of him. He was for a time
assistant attorney-general of South
Messrs. J. B. Ellis, D. S., W. W..
and Barney Montgomery visited rela
tives at Albemarle last week.
Mr. Jones Wallace and Miss Mittie
rMton surprised their many friends
last Saturday night by driving over
tn Esq. D. F. Sapp's. and being niar
rWJ. Both bride and groom are
splendid young people and we wish
them long and prosperous married
Mrs. Anne Patterson of Boston,
Mass., has returned home after an
extended visit to relatives and friends
Some of our good friends are send
ing us news items In occasionally for
which I thank them, Tor it is almost
Impossible for me to get news with
out telephones, or some one to help.
Let nie have your news friends and
we will put lower Buford on the map.
C. E. Hiiisoii.
Mftclic lirwl Yi nutate Mini's font.
Wlngate, Feb. 24. A well - known
Wingate citizen had an experience
tie other day that he will long re
member. A few days ago he bought
u box of matches, and hb he did not
go directly home, stuck them In his
pocket. On arriving at his home, he
changed clothes, and still forgot
about his purchase. He had started
out of the house when he thought
he smelled cotton burning. Hushing
upstairs, he found his every-day coat,
the one containing the matches,
burning briskly. After a little work
be managed to extinguish the flames,
and the damage was confined to his
coat. How the matches became fired
Is n mystery to him.
Mr. John It. Shebane, of South
Carolina, Is the guest of his brother,
K' V. Y. T. Shebane.
Mr. Hugh Helms, who has been
ill for the past week, is on the road
Miss Mary Sherrin Is spending a
while with her mother, Mrs. M. 1).
Miss Marv Bivens is spending a
few davs in Hamlet.
The McNeil and O'Henry literary
'.ileties held their regular meeting
Thursday afternoon, both of them
: . ilerlng a George Washington pro
t'nin. The McNeil commencement recit-
will be Misses Christine Pcabody
;;d Irene Graham.
HOY SEES HIS AITEXDIX ( I T
Coat Willi Surgeon niul Ailanis
inning tin 0K-itioii.
Hazelton. Pa.. Feb. 21. Flnvd
Faux, eighteen years old. was ope
rated on today at the State Hospital
fo. for appendicitis and hernia, and
chatted with Dr. Walter I.athroti. tin
rh.ef urgeon, and his assistants dur
ing the operation.
Synerdystic. an an.Tsthetie, was
used and proved highly successful.
This Is the first Instance where a pa
tient In a Hazleton hospital had a
chance to watch the removal of his
The National Merchant Marine Con
vention, which met recently in Wash
ington, went on record In the follow
ing manner: Gorernment aid to com
panies; the enforcement of provision!
of the Merchant Marine Act; the ap
pointment of a permanent shipping
board: withdrawal of the government
from the shipping Industry. It was
also urged that government merchant
ships be sold to private Interests at
market prices and the loss charged
off to war construction.
The rputa lions of some people
but why speak of nothing
MAKsHYII.I.K TO HAVE AX 'AXsoX MIX FORI FITS His
OLIM-'.WHOXED SINGING I HOADON WHISKEY CHARGE
.Miisir to Sung Written by .Monroe
Kt-Srrvice Man Is Pronounicd o
lie I Want if ill.
"The Girlie I Can t Forget." the
popular song composed by Mr. Fred
Peach, of North Monroe, and publish
ed by a large Chicago concern, is -n-
i i .- .... .. I . 4 ; ...
Jap- Holloway. member of a local ? V ,!.he lld, do " hl
music firm, and leader of the Mon
Interesting Program, Including
Secl,- by Green ami Ciiii.lfr.
bulk. Arranged for Ociasioii.
Marshville, Feb. 24. Do you like
to sing? Probably modesty will pre
vent your claiming any ability along
W. I. Ewlng HikI IttMtxe In His Stair
for Sale Two W omen AirrMetl
Wadesboro, Feb. 24. W. I. Ewlng.
a merchant here who was arrested
Saturday night on a charge of bav
this line; nevertheless. If you are'l'ig whiskey in his possession for the
any purl human, you will to try your
vocai chords out occasionally, and
j o .,,
Just had time to train them VAVll
vursnviiie is planning to do that
thing on Thursday evening, March
3rd. at the old Presbyterian church
building. The community club has
announced a "singling" for this
occasion, and you are especially re
quested to come, and help make the
thing a success and a pleasure to all
who are present. Besides the sing
ing there will be seeche. Kay
Funderburk we are not sure wheth
er to write Rev. or Prof, before his
name will be here so he savs end
will talk. He should make a go-hl
on.- with the practice he has had
and considering that he taught in
purpose of sale, and who was re
leased on a bond of $500 for his ap
pearance in police court, failed to put
in his appearance when the case was
called for trial Monday afternoon.
Ewing operates a grocery store on
Low street, and for some time the
officers have suspected him of deal
ing in whiskey. Noticing considera
ble drinking around the store Satur
day afternoon and night the police
secured a search warrant and made
a search of the store. A small quan
tity of whiskey was found in a Coco
Cola bottle, under the counter, and
a Jug containing about a quart was
located on the second lloor of the
building. Kwlng was not present at
the time the officers searched his
pltice. but was found later at hi
e shall i hi In the country. J. D. Hudson,
Mr. l-'i-eil Pencil
roe orchestra. The music to the ,"me new jokes to tell too. So make
song, which was also written by Mr. : armigenients to be there and enjoy
Peach, is said to be beautiful. The "r snow, .viarstiviiie is bent
jriir. we snail i
expect something snappy from him. i who was at one time associated with
jviso .miss .Mabel Cooper of Monro' 'wng " business, was at the store
will be present and hae something I !" ,i,m' officers nirived and
to say. As Marshville is beginning u l"' w" drunk was placed under
to become acquainted iib Miss I nl r,'nt ""d carried to jail. At the
Cooper in -her wortt among n,,. ; hearing Monday afternoon Mayor
schools, we are panic nlarlv gl.nl t,x Ta lor declared Ewing's bond for
know that she Is to be mi the pu.-: f' d, and lined Hudson $10 and the
gram. Then oiii loeal orator. Mr. iroy!'-
J. Z. Green will make some rcmniks "rw wni'" women claiming Albe
it long some line or other, w,. would I marie us their home were arrested
not undertake to say what; but (.'here Friday night, together with a
will be to the point' anyway, us he 1 ''"""" while man. Frank Propest.
has never been known to" miss it yet. charged with engaging in immoial
e are practically sure he will have conduct, l no trio were loiinil in a
rooming nnnse near the depot. The
girls were given a preliminary hear
words to the song are:
Dreuming of you, that's all I do,
Dreaming of the time when we met,
One afternoon, one day in June;
That day I II always remember.
You're like a dream, a beautiful
""iiiuuiiu) ueiiermeni, so we are
sure of seeing those present on the
evening of Marsh 3rd. who have the
interest of the town at heart. We
are also sure of their hearty co
operation in the efforts put forth by
The study club of the Methodist
With your golden hair like the sun-1 woman's missionary society held one
Y'ou'ns an angel from heaven.
The girlie I can't forget.
Tell me deurle you love me, for I am
In love with ou
Eyes I Idolize like the. skies of blue
You're like the flower that you vrore
when we met.
I'm longing now for you.
The girlie 1 can't forget.
To the Editor or The Journal:-
Mr. Fltipatrlck, representing the
Guernsey cattle club, and Mr. J. A.
Arey. chief of the dairy extension 1 gins, Mr. and Mrs. J. p. Marsh, Mrs
of the most delightful
the year with Mrs. Charlie Barrlno
as hostess on Monday afternoon. Mrs.
J. Z. Green was leader and the lesson
on the Bible in missions was parti
cularly interesting. At the conclu
sion of the study hour little MIbscs
Davis Bivens. Marjorle Barrino and
Master Charles Barrino served chick
en salad, wafers, pound cake and
Mrs. B. At Hallman entertained at
dinner on Washington's blnhdav in
honor of the birthdays of Mr. HallJ
mi mm Mm. Li. e. Huggins. The
guests were Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Hug
Disappearance of .Mr. Kenton's Large
Siied Calf Give Ground for This
Indian Trail. . F. D. No. 1. Feb.
24. Under the apprenhension that
Mr. D. L. Purr's mill was In opera
tion every day, several parties from
a distance have brought corn here,
sometime arriving late at night, only
to find that Saturday is the grinding
Rev, A. Marsh, of Marshville, will
pufiich next Sunday at the Enenexer
Baptist church at eleven a. m. Sun
day school at ten a. in.
Messrs. Jarvis Presley, Reece
Simpson and Alrinxo Dixon were in
Charlotte Monday and Tuesday.
Four stitches were required to sew
up a wound in the foot of Mr. Ben
Stegall. The Injury was sustained
when he accidentally struck himself
with an axe.
The death of Henry A. Shtite Feb
ruary 17th, 1921. was an event of no
small significance to many people. His
life and character has been specially
not worthy to the people of Monroe
and vicinity for over half a century
ami scarcely any man has been more
allied and interwoven with the steady
growth and material prosperity of
this town than he. When, therefore,
the Business Men's Bible Class of
Central Methodist church at Monroe
feels called upon to commemorate
his demise, the voice of this class, In
a sense, becomes the voice of the
entire community. In reviewing his
life work as a business man, he ex
emplified In a remarkable degree the !
virtue of thrift and the dignitv of la- '
bnr. He was an honest man. and t!ii
always carries with it many other
virtues and good qualities. As might
be expected of such a character he
was always positive in his convictions
and firm in his position on all ques
tions. During the vicissitudes of a
long business career, he went un
ceasingly to his work and alwaxs fol
lowed what he regarded as the path
of duty. Very few measure up to
such a bii-iness standard without a
break through three score years and
When h turned his attention to
" S '',0,n. ,VU,,,,d t'"'Se ,il,"',in- Patriotic colors, and served n ,:, ,,. ,'in, it was no iialf-henrf.'-d
J. W- Broom. sab.d course. In the renter of the .,,,ir , PaSe of IndecMnii. bill it
Noted Xo,el by e Hcl.l Is I'llmed. ! ,Bl,l' a ,ov,,,-v f" from, wMrh ji' '"'" I'"" a "tliiig .Vsiie and n
Old,. Keid's eel 'tinted novel "The " ""' rn,'rr" '"'." 1 , m,.,... t'l -rose to live the better
lurk ins " The favors were runs of ,;, , ,,,., , ...
Z - 1, t ' l M I' holding a .lag In the1,, ,,,,, iU) wa, ,,,, (11 llis ,,,,,.
division, will be In the county next
week to work with the Guernsey
breeders. .Meetings will be held as fol
lows: Union school house, Lanes
Creek township, Monday night, Oak
land school house, Tuesday night,
March 1st, Fajrvlew School bouse,
Wednesday night, March 2nd, Win
gate, Thursd ay night. March 3rd.
The purpose of these meetings Is
to f.tlmulate interest in better live
stock and perfect the organization
of the bull association which was or
ganized tu t spring. A change of
bulls i.i needed In some of these com
niuiil'ies, or new bulls bought lo re
1'l.ice some of the bulla now In use.
In the enforced re-ad Just ruent ol
our : 'lining operations It Is Impor
tant that we look to the improve
ment of our livestock and there Is no
hotter way to ri'i this than through
co-operative bull associations. We
are gjad to not-' that many of the
enterprising young farmers of the
county are preparing to get better
livestock bv cutting cotton acreage
heavily and going In for feed crops
and pasture. The boll weevil is in
the county now and by 1 !) 2rt we will
begin to feel the effect of his work.
So it Is not too early to begin to
We want to see every farmer In
the above-named communities at
these meetings, and we want espe
cially to see every tenant - farmer
there, for In the re-adjustifient of
our agriculture the landlord and ten
ant need to co-operate In a system
Braswell. and Mrs. Llllie ph'
Miss Christine McRae. daughter of
Mr. E. E. McRae, and Mr. Boggan
Austin, all of White Store township
were married Saturday evening by
Rev. Ingram of Marven, pastor of
the bride. Mrs. Austin is at present
teaching the Oakland school and will
finish the term.
Mrs. John Ashcraft of Gilboa who
has been nick for sometime was taken
slik for sometime was taken to the
Charlotte Sanatorium on Saturday.
Miss Mary Bowman Is at Mineral
Springs nursing Mr. Will Howie who
Is suffering with an infected arm.
On Wednesday afternoon Mrs.
Frank L. Harrell entertained the
Book Club with a delightful party.
The decorations In parlor and dining
room where the guests were received
were all suggestive of Washington's
birthday. Tables were arranged for
the game of hearts, the score cards
being decorated with flags. After
seven rounds. Mrs. B. L. Biggers and
Mrs. B. C. Griffin cut for the prize,
Mrs. Biggers winning. Chicken salad,
sandwiches, and coffee were served.
A short program of patriotic selec
tions were read and "America the
Beautiful" sung by Mrs. James Har
rell. On Tuesday evening. Mrs. Irene
Marsh was hostess to the Junior and
senior Sunday school classes of the
Presbyterian church. The rooms wvje
arranged with red. white and blue
hunting, flags, and pine, with Wash
ington s picture occupying a ronspi
lug Saturday morning and bound
over to Superior court. Being un
able to furnish the required bonds
they were committed to jail. Prop
est's trial Is scheduled for Wednes
day, and In addition to the charge
of Immoral conduct he Is charged
with transporting whiskey.
THINK VAItMINT IS MTII.I,
AT LARGE IV ;OOSE CHEEK
LIMERICK 'IIEEI;EI WHEN
HE VTL'I km: i:ou BILL
I iiion'i. i:cpic'iil.ith t'uogmiiil.u
el on Spert li in WliU li He Explain
ed Hi Position.
Raleigh. Fed. 24. Mr. Frank
Limerick, former Y. M. C. A. secre
tary and Union county's representa
tive, took the lower house by storm
the other day when he voted for the
hard-surfaced highway bill on its
; BALTIMORE BANKS ARE
i FIGHTING ADAMS' CASE
'They lime Refused lo Handle Check
Drawn on Institutions Mhhh
Are Parties u hull.
I LITIGATION' OF MUCH INTEREST
or livestock running If we are to;om,g place. Progressive conversa
, build up a system of safe and sane tion was first enjoyed, then the
! agriculture. I guests were invited Into the riinlnu
I Don't forget the dates and niafce.rm, which was prettil- .loeoiaied j,is
be seen at the Strand theatre next
The story is said to contain many
colorful and human characters which
have been made to live on th" sere, n
by such capable players as Mabel Ju
lienne Scott. Monte Blue. Ruth Rea
irk. Charles Ogle, Fannie Mldgelv,
Zell CoWngton. Winter Hall. J. M.
Duniont, Clarence Burton and many
others who make up the all-star cast.
The story revolves around the fam
ily of Juckllns and their neighbors in
the rural districts of North Carolina,
and the young school teacher, who.
disliked and distouraged by his own
people and his neighbor! In Alabama,
comes to board with the Juckllns and
teach the country school. Two de
lightful romances are developed, one
of which leads to the supposed mur
der by Alf Jucklin of his rival, after
the latter makes slighting remarks
about his girl. By clever plot ma
nipulation, the author flanlly frees
the supposed murder, and by the In
troduction of surpirslng clrcum
stnees proves him technically Inno
cent. Then comes the big surpirse
finish an deverythlng ends
for all concerned.
center. The guests next participatml
ln a guessifig contest, Mrs. Luke
Marsh winning Ihe prize, a book.
The Marshville high school basket
ball team Is scheduled for a gune
with the Rockingham highs at Rock
ingham this Thursday afternoon If
the weather will permit.
"As for me I will come into thy
house In the multitude of thy mercy:
and In thy fear will I worship."
"As for ME." Make it very per
sonal In YOUR case.
10 a. mi, .Sunday school; W. A.
Henderson, Superintendent. '
lis. m.. Worship, and .Missionary
address by the Rev. C. L. Crane of
the Mntoto Mkeslon In Africa..
7:J0 p. m.. Praise service and ser
mon by Mr. A. C. Spellman (See local
notice.) The attendance at our ev
ening service seems to be falling off.
Do you know why?
Do not forget our offering for
Foreign Missions. The offering of
the congregation should at bis lo---
ble that of the Woman's .Vtvr.ia;?
nice iihiii its ordinance and in ad
herance to its principles tn the iinif
of his death. We shall mis hni
from hi. accustom! , place in the
church and mourn his departure, bin
nur belief h strong for a li iniiii!mn'
spiritual victory in his deaih. In
view of the foregoing and as an ex
pression of the love and the esteem
ill which the deceased wn held It Is
resolved by the Men's Bible Class of
Central Methodist church of which
he was a member that a copy hereof
be published In the Monroe papers
and also forwarded to his late home.
Respectfully submitted by the com
mittee appointed for the purpose.
W. S. Blakeney, Wriston Lee, Sam
February 20th. 1821.
Grape growers of New Yc-Jt state
who erpectcd to be ruined by prohl-1
bltlon tuve been getting s high
$125 a ton for grapes whereai ihe
average price before the countrv
"ent drv Is said to b"ve Itch aiound
li' J.i '' n.r.lliM of nriee conditions the i
happily .It will need to be a lib-rsl one if it rro f fm -d..ce has not dlmln-
Hon. T. I rank Liinei lrk
third reading. "Mr. Speaker," he
said when his name was called. "I
acted the part of a moral coward on
the second reading of this bill. The
people "back home' are opposed to
a ISO.ooO.uOO bond issue, and rath
er than incurr their wrath, and yet
not vote against the bill. I absented
myself from the legislative hall.
However, I deeply regret my course.
Hard-surfaced toads wilt mean much
to North Carolina, they will be a
veritable godsend to my county of
Union, and I, therefore, Mr. Speaker,
The gentleman from Union was
loudly cheered, and after the ad
journment of the House he was the
recipient of congratulations from a
dozen or more of his. colleagues.
Nulling Young Indies Entertain.
Stalllngs. Feb. 24. Miss Kate Mc
Leod, Miss Ruth Noles and Miss Myr
tle Stalling entertained Wednesday
evening at the home of Miss McLeod
in honor of her sister and husband,
Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Kldds of Char
lotte. Mr. Kldds has been in the gro
cery business for a number of years
in dim lot te, but has recently sold out
and is establishing a record exchange
and musical store in Concord.
A color note of pink shaded candles
in pink hol lers was preserved In the
parlor where the guests were receiv
ed by Miss Kate McLeod In iLirk blue
georgette, Miss Ruth Noles In blue
charuiese and georgette, and Miss
Myrtle Stalllngs In black satin and
georgette. Mrs. Kldds wore blue
charmeause embroidered in gold. with
corsage bouquet of pink roses, while
her little daughter Lucile was beauti
fully dr, ss"d in pink satin, and little
son Richard, Jr., dressed In cute lit
An "all day sucker" contest result
ed In Miss Mae Hargette winning the
prize, and Miss Lillian Noles the
booby prize. A "clothes pin" contest
was engaged in on the porch-. Miss
Ruth Noles being captain for one side
and Mr. Bonner Stallings for the oth
er. Miss Noles' side winning an Im
mense basket of fruit.
In the dining room the table was
laid with a lace cloth and in the cen
ter a crystal basket held red gweet
peus. In the center of the table Mr.
and Mrs. Kidds' Initials. "It. M. K.."
appeared, outlined in tiny baskets fill
ed with bon-bons, which w. re aller
wards presented those i'ny hi as sou
venirs. The only illumination was
caiidlo-IKht. red shaded. Ice cream,
cake, mints and nuts were served,
and toast offered the guests of hon
or, who uraclully respond- d. Later
a ii u t rout.- r suited in Mis l.u
r.'. Iliwke.v, Mi.-s Patsy Stuiih. Mr.
A i .-li Mc 1. 1 -od .:i.d .Mr. Deli-Ii Finch, -i
helm, priz." w inii is.
The evening was Hosed with a
number of inimical selections rend, i
ed by Miv M, mile Stalling. Miss
.Norma Heath, and Mi.ss Lillian Ste
vens. The hostesses were assisted in
the entertainment of tln-ir guests by
Mi.s Tesde Kldds of Huntersx ille,
and .Mrs. It. Frank Biggers.
Present for their hospitality eie;
Misses Louise Owens, Blanche Bost.
Mae Garmond, Mack Harkey, Lillian
Noles. Maude Stalllngs, Annie Don
ken, Dane Morris, Martha Crowell,
Onella Plyler, Macy Paxton. Norma
Heath. Lura Harkey, Mae Hargette,
Lillian Stevens, Mrs. Kldds. Mrs. Big
gers, and Misses Kate McLeod, Ruth
Notes, and Myrtle Stalllngs, Messrs.
Bonner Stalllngs, Grady Noles, James
Smith, Ernest Austin, Dolph Flncher,
Clayton Crowell, Reld Funderburk,
Ward Lemtnond, Luther Stalllngs,
Bob Noles, and Frank O Hair of Lan
do. S. C, Arch McLeod and Wessley
Card of Thunkx
Words cannot express our appreci
ation to our neighbors and friends
for the kindness shown us during the
long sickness and death of our moth
er. May God's blessings rest on them
all. Walter Benton and family.
Washington and Baltimore bank
ers are wrought up over the proceed
ings started against the federal re
serve bank by Mr. C. B. Adams, vice
president of the Farmers & Mer
chants bank, and over a hundred
other bunkers iu the State, and th
hearing in Monroe next week before
Judge J. Bis Ray will be watched
with a great deal or interest by east
ern and Southern financiers.
Bankers in those two cities, ac
cording to a Washington dispatch,
are outspoken in their sympathy for
the federal reserve bank in the pend
ing litigation. "It was said in the
banking district here." says the dis
patch, "that Washington bankers are
paying close attention to the matter,
as today a number of them had
checks returned. In instance they
plan to send these checks to national
banks in the cities and towns in
which the slate banks on which the
checks ;iie drawn are locat.-d.
"While the law. which became ef
reclhe Fe.bruary .'ill, makes it op
tional i'h non - member banks in
North i',:,n!ina vhether th, y shall or
shall not charge a fee for collections,
a niiinhe,- of institutions have declin
ed to rei.ii: at par and a few institu
tions went so far as to go in court
and obtain an order temporarily re
straining tin- Inderal reserve bank Of
Richmond from returning, as dishon
ored, all checks drawn on institu
tions which declined to pay them over
the counter when presented for col
lection. "It is claimed that there are about
2 banks in North Carolina that are
taking advantage of the law, and in
view or the serious situation created
by such action and the interference
to the ordinary transaction of busi
ness between Bultimore and Wash
ington and those particular points in
North Carolina, representatives of all
financial institutions in the .Monu
mental City held a recent conference,
and after giving the subject careful
consideration came to the conclusion
that the only thing to do was to de
cline to accept checks drawn on any
bank In North Carolina that insisted,
on charging exchange for collections.
The Individual banks followed this
action by notifying their customers
of their refusal to handle such
"Local bankers declare that they
intend to give the federal reserve
bank their full co-operation In its
fight to apply the par collection sys
tem In North Carolina, a system
which was adopted over a year ago
in Maryland and which has been ex
tended to neatly every State in the
SKIDS ARE PI T IMlKU
THE "CHI KOI OK GOD"
El-win, of Duke mid Dunn Mills, Burs
l-'rori Plant the Follower of .New
He who sltteth upon a red hot
stove may rise again, hut he rannot
work in the mills of Duke, wherein
are located the big Erwln textile In
terests, says a Dunn dispatch to the
Greensboro News. This is according
to a ruling or William A. Erwln,
whose mandate has put the skids un
der some 75 or more families whose
members had listened to the Lorelei
song of one who would establish the
new Church or God in the mill town
Mr. Eiwin's orders grew out of the
inroads made upon his peaceful flock
of tollers by a long-haired disciple
who preached all manner of things
not usually accepted by the modern
church. The prtacher was one of
these fervent fellows who work their
hearers up to a frenzy of emotion
which culminates In coma. One good
brother. In a meeting held recently in
a tent near Duke, became so emotion
al that he embraced a red hot stove
(Which heated the edifice, planting a
resounding kiss upon its heated sur
face, and, it is contended by some,
'escaped unscathed." -
Thi was hailed as miracle. It so
excited the folk th, readout.-, that
1 1 here was a regular stampede i- th"
in -w religion. Old men i-nd w .!"'.!,
i boys an 1 tills Hocked o the ten! and
! became indued with the si.iiit o: th"
. pre'icher. Girls would sit under th-
; spell of his oice for hours and final
ly swoon iiway into that stale or
tt in i . cessary for the sort of "Val
val ion" he promised,
j Ii was this last fart that pei.nad
, ed the mill director that such a faith
.was not needed among the people he
i strives to prot" t. One young d.iu,,:h
jter of a farm, r on the Erwln farms
ihad not returned home from church
'Sunday night at midnight. Her
mother was fearful, but the father
thought she was all right. They
waited until 2 o'clock in the morn
ing for her return. Then the father
went for her. He found her lyin?
unconscious on the floor of the tent,
with several of the fanatics about
When this Instance was brought to
Mr. Erwln's attention, he declared
that such a religion might be all
right for the men, but that none of
his girls could accept it.
So this Is moving week for the fol
lowers of the "Church of God."
Along with them goes their preacher.
Leaders of the cotton rwds trade
announce that new prices will be
named for percales and fingharos
within a few weeks.