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-THE UNION COUNTY PAPER EVERYBODY READS IT
-THE UNION COUNTY PAPEll EVERYBODY
PUBLISHED TWICE EACH WEEK TUESDAY AND FRIDAY
Jk m mm
VOL 27. No. 12.
MONROE, X.C, FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 1921.
$2.00 PER YEAR CASH
37 PER CENT ACREAGE REDUC
TION CUTIS & SONS ESTIMATE
An I Tliis tin Toi of a I'mlMed
IVcrvnse of M7 mt rem in the
le !' KertilUcr.
DISllll.F.lt WAIt VETERANS I
..AIKUTK.II BY LEGION POST
NOT UHI DEMAND I 'OK COTTON
...... ...... l;.. .1... ,1,, 1.. tk.
, van j utl I ttliM- llt- tunn.'a ill luc
cotton mark ft during the present
wt-k? asks Cuttsi ft Sou, of Savan
nah, in their latest cotton letter to
.Ussrs. J. E. Stack i Co., of Monroe.
Do you know that last Friday the
crtton market for future delivery
closed at 11.20 March, 11.70 May and
12.12 July, and that today it closed
at 11.20 March ; 11. 0 May and 12.07
Jj!y; a difference of only Ave to ten
pi.nts, and that the high point for
the week was only 12.11 and the low
po sit was 11.50? This tells the sto
ry. Cotton may be said to hold its
own with these small fluctuations,
but it looks more like its own Is
holding cotton. Cotton, as a rule,
doa't know its owner. It seems to
have lost its tuK. It is the farmers',
the merchants', the factors', or Anal
ly, lastly, and all the time the bank
ers'. How can the poor cotton market
move up? And the money situation
in the south far from encouraging.
In a few days, the ground will be
ready and plantiug should commence
tf!-! last week in March and the only
', ray of sunshine we ran And In the
curtailment of the acreage estimated
around 37 per cent, and decrease in
uh fertilizer 67 per cent, but "all up
i ar.d down the whole creation" there
is a feeling of gloom. Reminds me:
The late Horace Fletcher of "Fletch
friilng" fame used to tell of the
gloomiest man he had ever seen. He
was aboard a transatlantic liner and
day and night paced alone on the af
ter part of the deck. Finally Fletch
er, fearing the man might Jump over
heard, decided to approach him.
"You appear to be agitated, my
friend," said he. "Perhaps it will
lighten your spirits, if you unburden
your trouble to me." "Maybe so,
t.".aybe so."' said the melancholly trav
eler. "Yes. I might as well. You
see, it is like this: I am on my honey
trcon and 1 didn't have enough
money to bring my bride along."
Some of the largest exporters can't
buy a bale, and we are really "carry
In; Coals to New Castle," as we are
s-IIIng cotton from exporters to In
terior buyers and shippers. The
trade is blocked and badly blocked at
the moment. Reminds me: He was
travelling on a branch railroad in the
sojth. After a series of sudden
Ail jiKmiiI McMaim lleiifili mu:i
I loin Such nt .M:ig;uiiif, KevoiiK
t-'milH mid CuikI).
To the Editor of The Journal:
Melviit Deese I'ost No. 27 has just re
ceived a letter from thi office of Dr.
Adam Fisher, state chairman ol hos
pitals for disabled veterans, Ameri
can Lesion, department of North Car
olina, with regard lo the American
Legion serving disabled veterans who
are in hospitals throughout the
At the last meeing of the execu
tive committee, state department of
.North Carolina, a resolution was
passed that we devote just a little
more of our time and earnings to
the comfort of our disabled ex-service
men in hospitals, and as a result
of this each Legion post has and is
going to take over one ward in some
hospital in the state and look alter
the comfort and amusements of the
disabled ex-service men in this par
ticular ward. Melvin Deese Tost No.
27 has been assigned hospital No.
45. ward B-3. Blltmoie. N. C. Miss
Helen Blanton, Red Cross nurse, in
charge, and we trust the people of
Monroe and I'nion county will ro-op-erate
with us in fulfilling this worthy
After receiving the survey of the
hospitals throughout the state. Dr.
Fisher advises that games of nil
kinds are needed, victrolas and rec
ords in some rases, articles of wear
ing, handkerchiefs, socks, etc. Hooks
and magazines are needed very much,
and at times things to eat fruits,
nuts and candy would be a great
Dr. Fisher also urges that the
ladies' auxiliary unit be organized. If
not already, by all Legion posts in
Just as soon as our post hears from
Miss Dlanton as to the things most
needed in our particular ward, this
report will be published in the coun
ty papers and we hope to be able to
make weekly shipments of magazines
and books to these fellows and also
All the reqirements mentioned by
Miss Blanton. In the meantime, do
nations of magazines or books of any
sort would be appreciated very much
by the Legion, and If they could be
left either with Mrs. W. A. Hender
son at the Union Drug Company or
brought up to the Legion club rooms
located in H. O. Nash k Company's
building west of the court house,
same will be forwarded at the end of
each week to our patients at Bilt
more. T. O. McManus, Adjutant.
OSCAR HAYWOOD, NOTED
Former espiteriiiiiii. 1ai-eil by
S.HH June, lo Fill liiipliM
I'lllpil at Ibtll Services.
EXPLAINED BY TAX BOARD
(.OAT MKHI.KIl KKMKi:
on mil i'i;t:i.MS
NO WIH I, UK IS A XK.W OICK
Comiiiioviitiifrx and Hoard nf Apprais
er May Have Their KlrM Meet,
ing mi Monday Apiil -1.
In order to see the elephant at his ,ur ' T,uu V.
best, says Mr. S. A. Dericux in the f'T." ' '?. !' .' "e",?i.
Dr. Oscar Haywood, of New York
city, whom former Governor Varda
lii.til. of .Mississippi declares to be one
of the most eloquent and sifted
speaker he ever listened to, will oc
cupy the Baptist pulpit at both the
morning ana evening services Sun
day. He has also received glowing
words of praise for his oratorical
ability from Tom Dixon, Jr., and the
late Sam Jones. The latter said of
him: "Haywood is no echo, he Is a
The New York orator, in a bi
ographical sketch from "The Cava
lier," a country newspaper edited by
J. W. Mc.Kenzie, an old fashioned
Southern gentleman, is described as
both a lover of nature and humanity.
This sketch reads, as follows:
"When au old man sets himself to
write of his young friend in whom
he sees the fulfillment of his own
youthful ideals and ambitions, he
will be prone to exaggerate but In
the eyes of intelligent men such ex
aggeration is pardonable.
"He Is one of the most interesting
and original young men of the South
original to the point of eccentricity
and hfs heart pumps the reddest
blood of the Cavalier. In the long
history of his family are the names
of John Henry Haywood, Treasurer
of the Carolinas under the King, and
Judge John Haywood, historian and
the one American Jurist to be cited
as authority by an European court.
"Oscar Haywood Is the son of a
cotton planter, and while he is in the
direct line of eminent professional
men. who have given him a liberal
share of the best they had to give,
he tersely says of himself: 'I stand
in my own shoes and think with ny
own thinker; I do not lean.'
"He enjoys the acquaintanceship
and friendship of Southern men who
are national figures Gov, Northern,
John Temple Craves, Thomas Dixon,
Jr., James Lane Allen, Senator
Itobert L. Taylor. Gov. Vardaman,
"He has been heard in all the prin
cipal cities of the South, also in New
York and some of the, larger cities
of New England.
"His experience In the newspaper
world widened his knowledge and en
riched his sympathies. He has fel
lowship for all who suffer and char
bumps and unexpected stops he be
came uneasy. "Look here." he said I ',"' ,7.,.' ..', ... ...... . ' I " bas upon him the flesh which
;to the porter, "is this train safe!" , Thr he V used a a beasV ttL' h" bUrden a',d
f It sure am." said the porter. "Well. I f bu.den ...d hl8 inteiiil.em, rom,,: ,u"on-
Ue they a blo::k system on this if ; a"d 1 f11 e 001 I "His leisure time Is spent on his
toad?" "Block system, sah whab!on a iD assorla,ion witn h'9
i3e greatest block system in de world. I?;0 ,," ' ?' .n VJ, " I fli,11'" nelKhbort with, trees,
I'm mile back we were blocked with ,',.,. ,. ,. ' T I birds and squirrels. He owns
a. . i ....... . .. I ' 'i, mm n niuniiMCi'i .7 v uii i i a. a i .. j i . .
1'h.s (some of thwn his neighbor'
obu uinaj. Fis m ouck e "ere,,,,, b()s , whpn th(l vMm b,ou
V iht'u ii, a mine, jum nuni i hi c
Ollieiwix. Ik- Ma.liine, Wlii.Ii '
l iulil tears Old. . in (..kn! (oil'
!ili.m Afliinialhe ..u IMuUe. !
Indian Trail. K. K. I) No 1 Mar. n M "'er . Monroe
1. The afflrmalive side was de l
dared to be the Winner of the lit-j
I ..... 1. ..I.I ... . I. . .... . . ( I
t'W KKVISI' Till' l I TlnVi' K ",,u UI lr ru,r N"'l Unse
t. I.MI.M. Till. Al.lAllON.iKriii.l Mh stion-U.-,
..i. ...... ... i
mai itie woriu is growing
More wi.KeJ." The allinnalixe de
baters were: Misses Kuih Horton.
liena Kurr. Hettie Lee Simpson, and
Messrs. Willie Oi niaiid. and Randolph
Simpson; while the other side of the
ak'MR, beasley resigns as
STATE WELFARE OFFICER
.Man Kftirr Krotn
ul'lir l.ile to (.o I itlt I he Oil
Itiisinev. in Tevu.
l)'rck'd by a cow, and I reckon when
tf get farther souf we'll be blocked
fc. an alligator, lilork sysiein, boss?
V II. I should Kiuile."
Labor troubles seem every day
t re acute. -- tieii.iany purtictilnrly
tftcted tiiis time. 13 it t now the field
tunds in the South are getting bark
to work at old waues and Irom indica
I, ; s, will lie plent il ill ; more so than
f i: years.
Exporters, as a rule are idle;
'Trilling doia ;" is the usual answer.
he will drop whatever he Is doing and
run for the feeding place a trait
th:t h Is said to share with some
.human creatures. We do not believe
that animals, intelligent as they of. en
j are. have (piite tlu sense of huiii r
I that Imiiiitn beings have; yet here is
jr. n an lentl, ited story of one small
li: it's plank that clearly points
ii.i a sun of nii:ic' ievous humor,
j A i :ot!ier elephant was drauuiiiL'
llfo.ii lie s. fit to another In a slp;-
that find a rendezvous on his place)
and unmolested by sportsmen and
poachers they are so domesticated
that they feed with chickens and nest
in the garden. Dr. Haywood snys:
'Kindness unlocks the heart of uni
versal friend.-Oiip,' and upon that
princi i' he livts. lie says:" 'A cm
tury hepe, and gunpowder ami the
(.allows will have been rendered ob
solete; tiiey slant! or fall together-.
Ral-igh. Marvh 17. The tax rtmi
liiission has piinted extracts of the
new machinery act dealing v ith the
revalution of real estate in North
Carolina and is sending copies of this
law to the county commissioners of
every county. This new law Is so
elastic that it will meet the condi
tions in practically every county In
It gives the coiiniy commissioners
the right of adopting any one of four
methods la regard to tax values iu
their counties. The law takes care
of the county which is satisfied with
its tax values, and which have suf
fered no general depreciation in the
value of their property. For those
counties which want to make some
adjustment of their tax values the
following methods are provided by
the new law:
1. The oounty commissioners may
appoint a ( county board of review,
using the'! old organization of the
1919 valua(ion work, which shall sit
with the county commissioners for
the purpose of making a general
study of the tax values. This meet
ing shall be held on the (list Mon
day in April. 1921. and after the
complete Investigation of the tax
values as compared with the market
values have been made, the county
board of review may make horizon
tal cuts or Increases in the values
and certify these changes to the
state tax tomlssion not later than
April :o. iy:i.
2. The lioard of county commis
sioners will have the right to ad
Just specific complaints of indiv
iduals about their property, when
there Is uo general demand for
changes In the tax values. The com
missioners will furnish blanks which
may be used by the Individuals who
think their property has been as
sessed at too high a Agure. This
provision takes care of both under
valuation and over valuation. When
these complaints are received the
commissioners may appoint the
county auditor or any resident free
holder who has general knowledge
of property; values to make the In
rpstlgaUeaiad report back to the
board, which shall revise the figures
not later than July 15 of this year.
3. "If the board of county com
missioners of any county, at their
regular monthly meeting on the first
Monday in April. 1921, shall be or
the -opinion that the valuation of
real estate in such county is so un
equal ns between the owners of real
estate us to require a more general
revision of assessments than is pro
vided for" in the other sections of
the act, It may by resolution put
this on record, and then appoint the
necessary board of review to make
Wil l. I.K.AVK THK sTATK ATOM K
Mr. II. K. Itea.-Iey. who for the past
four years has served the state as
commissioner of pul.lie welfare, has
tendered his resignation, effective at
once. Mini will go to Texas, where he
question was defended bv Misses Ella i '" engage in the oil business, hav
Leiumoud. Yerla Kowell, and Me.--sts. j ''"' accepted an executive position
Koy Simpson. Frank Leinuiond, Sand- ! " ,h' International Petroleum
ford Kurr anil Ornald Foard. At the Company, says the Greensboro News.
Ketmout school debate the afliri.ia- This tact was announced Thursday
tive also won on the question, "Re
solved, That gasoline stations and
garages should be closed on Sunday.
Kev. T. J. Huggins will occupy the
pulpit at I'nion Grove Methodist
rhtiii-h Sunday u.oruiug, March 2tt.
at eleven o'clock. Sunday school at
Miss Eva Lenimond has returned
from an extended visit to Judge and
Mrs. W. O. Lenimond, of Monroe.
Services will be conducted at lieu
ton's Cross Roads next Sunday at
Mr. Z. A. l'ressley, carrier on rural
route No. 1 from Indian Trail, is still
driving the first car purchased at the
capital of Vance township, which he
bought eight years ago. It is in good
condition despite its long service ex
cept a fender was nibbled off the rear
by a goat. Mr. Jarvls Pressley is the
substitute carrier on this route. He
covers the route behind a double
team, occasionally stopping to make
a horse trade.
Mr. V. L. Price has swapped his
car for a tract of land.
IJorn to Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Rowell.
a son; also, to Mr. and Mrs. David
Price, a daughter.
The family of Mr. R. K. Price has
moved back to Goose Creek township
An Easter egg hunt will be held
at the Belmont school Frldav. March
MOKK IMPORTANT THAN
EVER TO IAIK COTTON
Difference of One tirade. Says Hurt,
Menus u Is f I let ween $7.."VH
and $2tl a Hale.
Although the price of cotton has
dropped from forty cents to the low
anernooii upon tne adjournment of a
called meeting of the state hoard of
charities and public welfare. The
meeting, which was atendetl by the
full membership of the board.' was
held at the home of Mr. A. W. Mc
Allister and followed a lunrheou giv
en by .Mi. and Mrs. McAllister. The
board incepted the resignation with
great regret and with warmest ex
pressions of appreciation for his
services to the cause and to th9
No successor was named, but a
committee, romposed of Wm. A.
Ulair, chairman of the board. A. T.
McAlister. Carey J. Hunter, and Mrs.
T. L. Lliule, was appointed to secure
a rommis -ioner. Another meeting of
the board is to be held in Raleigh In
about in days .after the committee
shall hav aad time to find a com
missioner. In the meantime Carey
J. Hunter win be in charge of the
work as aet'ug commissioner. It If
understood that he has already
a good man in mind.
Mr. Beasley's resignation, which
was addressed to Chairman Blair, It
"I hereby submit to the board
through you my resignation as com
missioner of public welfare, said res
ignation to take effect at once.
"For some time I have felt a grow
ing desire to return to private life,
but have deferred making a derision
until such time as It appeared that
least disturbance would result In the
arrangement and prosecution of the
board's important work. With the
adjournment of the legislature, after
its emphatic indorsement and contin
ued support of the welfare work,
that time has now arrived.
"I lay down the work with keen
regret, a regret that la compensated
for only by the knowledge that stronit
figure or ten cents, the difference
between grades remains exceedlnclv
large compared with the Drlce of mid- U"d capable hands will assume both
dllng cotton. For instance, on March M3 burden and the Joy of carrying
4th, with middling cotton quoted at
ten cents In the majority of markets
In North Carolina, the following dif
ferences were used: good middling
"Permit me to assure the board,
and each member thereof, of my deep
appreciation of the support and con-
200 points o!T, or 12c a pound; low I tidence that have been accorded me.
middling 350 points off. or 6 4r a
pound; good ordinary Goo points off,
ort 4c a pound. It is not necessary
to quote all grades as comparison
can be made from grades quoted.
1 liese fieures are quoted for the pur
If there has been the slightest sug
gestion of discord it has never come
to my ears, and I believe that what
lias been accomplished under your
wisdom and direction must be recog
nized as an important chapter In
.1 .. "i.i '. r .i. ... . .....ll,OKt' "I calling the farmer's attention Norm Carolina History, a ia. ting tes
tt VtMIlM -If irtlRIUII Ul tllf MllM-ltJ . . .
I th.. ...... .... ..... r....... ,t... i.
i, a .... -a (..... .. I........ ...! I " '-i'i ii'mii in- iiiuiiii, 111
. . : ". . othe
it.it m:c iiuw imm-h mi uni' iu iuch en.
.isteiied to her col-'
to a huge hook
in the county. A complete revision
of the property will have to be made
in the counties which select this
I'l... I. 1... n.ti...
V.. ,. . , . .. ' '"on would prefer knowing
fit 1 1 u tat it it t.t " anil til' t . n it i l . i i
titled to the state (ax
The tax commission
to the importance of having cotton tintony to the finest impulses of un
graded, regardless of whether he ex-! inanity and the statesmanship of our
pects to sell now or later. people. Tliis gnat system for the
The banker also In making loans i pNjuctio:i of the helpless and thu
the i s.ilc.iii.riiiun ol neglected iliiluren
will lie regarded with satisi.ii iion by
North Carolinians everywhere in
the years to come."
ir-y are amusiiii: inmseiveg piaymg , 0 (.iK,jns were
golf, tennis and cards. Anyway, i .v , j,jm,,
t.- O ii imhi em .hi. ...... i. u:xvl,(,;i XV;1S .,stPI11,(1 ,, t,,e vn(l ()f
me; A New England lather sent his ,, , a,, ,..,,,, , ,h ,
hiiHe-i her half-grown baby elephant
walked beside her.
She came at last
sen to New Orleans to speculate In
cotton, and he was rapidly making a
ns of It. Not hearing from him for
sr luc time, he telegraphed him to
know how he was getting along. The
son replied, "I'm about even on cot
ton, but I'm seven dollars and a half
BDfau on puer. inu luuier. u . bark. ciiiiL-ht the honW with hi. trni.W
business man, immediately tel- rHnd yanked ,t out tm, .f Thp
r from Hie barbarians.
"Those who are his tenants were
the slaves of his lather before (lie
to an incline
where she hnd to exert her entire
strength to drag the log up; and
while she was leaning forward the
baby elephant suddenly dropped
1 ...,,! at.,,. I i. i t
i-iittttitlsulflli i"""" "!'" ui n. it tittn n. it 9 .
i .1 I , ' lKV" ""' larmer ., inii rest to have I
IMS no mi- i.i. ,,, .I,.,, ,..i .,1 i ... ; : 1
thorn v over the values except to ' ' " " "' , ' " 1 " i
equali,' then, as between ,l,e dif- ' . ' v I w I JT
r . . t. in t .i tia.-is n ice ami to the verv w ide dit-'
ferenl counties. It w ill have the i r..,..,,' i. ,. ., .. i ' I
.... it . .i t .t lelenccs between grades,
right to adjust the values in the p.,,.,,,. ,.u , , , n .. i t . i
, ... .ii i .i . r ai mers ciiinut Hon lo take a
ihlereiit counties in such a way Ilia I. ,,.,, . r t, .,,,, . ,, i
.,. . . . iiiianee of havinu t i co on traded
one county will not be pa.ving on a ... ...... .
wur, or their children, und nowhere fifty or seventy-live per cent basis " ' .. ' , i- .' ,, . J
are there sweeter relations between of actual value while the other conn- j 'V,' ' ' Se,' ;i
master and man. His i rusted man is ty has its property on the books at ,.. . , ' ' , . j- rn "
the anil nf hit. nit,.lV ,.nt,,l...,.i..l tl, .,...l-... v.Imu Thlu o,t.,.,r.UI,t '".".IH " 11 Ss 01 110,11 ' J" l()
i a bale.-
0i-im. i 1 1 inc ia. coin iiii.snitni n i t't tt i in ii
"Two months of the year he spends because of the necessity for collect
in farming, the other ten in talk-: lug an equalizing fund for school
purposes. The lawmakers did not
think it fair to allow
ciraphcd him, "Drop cotton and stick
( -.int i y Folks less Than Town Folks.
One of the reasons for the Increas
yj cost of living, a fundamental
rmson that will not soon be removed,
is disclosed in the Census Bureau
statistics showing that for the first
Cme In the country s history more ; upraised
result was that the old elephant was
Itln.i.n f ...... n nn t. .. . t. 1 ...111.
itiiwnu Itiinhlll Ull llt-i llt-tltl, ttllll . Kl... I. 1.
her hecN up In the air. The little hA" i,h.e. TJl
elephant made straightway for the
woods nearby, as hard as he could
The mother got herself together
quickly, looked all round and started
after the youngster, with her trunk
She caught up with him
Ing. His tastes all run to farming,
his talents all run to talking so for
ten-tweirths of the time he subordi
nates his tastes to his talents.
"He knows how to talk. His voire
is a well-tuned Instrument it doer
In his boy
hood he studied dramatic acting un
der one of the best instructors In
the country. But this only trained
his native gift. He is an orator born,
with the air of a prince and the soul
of a poet.
He believes In the mission of the
traa half of the population of the In the woods; and the men working ' ",."or;"lfrlal.rpS ,hat hr,hi,s ,"
round the shipyard heard his squeals ,, ' , ', ; M . .Vs
a. her trunk descended on him again i 1L "'Lt,, .f the ,P.a,8t
and again. Finally the two of them I - .Vr,.,"?" "7"
ro.tt in in run Iho little uLihlin nr u na I "
continental l niteu states is living in
uihan territory, that is, in miiuicl
p;:i;tlcs of 2.50O or more of popula
t:03. There are nearly three million
nitre people living In the cities and
towns than in the purely rural dis
tihts and villages below 2.500 popti
Int.on. The gain in urban population
In ten years, up to the time the 1920
re- sua was taken, was 5.6 per cent.
This necessarily means a reduction
in the number of persons producing
foodstuffs and raw materials in pro
portion, to the number consuming
them, which In Itself Is enough to
place prices higher than they would
otherwise have been, despite the fact
perhaps that the average production
per person engaged in farming Is
greater than It was ten years ago on
account of better and more scientific
and more Intensive methods of farm
ing. Charlotte Observer.
History HeieaU Itself.
?he (after the hasty betrothal)
Dn-ling, this ring looks so familiar.
He (studying her more closely
Cen It be possible that .
She Yes, It Is the very same
rinR! Why, you're the very fellow I
was engaged to three weeks last
The world owes you only that
which yn't co out and collect,
in ex laa i.i advance.
walking dejectedly at his mother's
heels and holding to her tall.
Wilson llelw Harding.
Attorney Patrick H. Harding, who
resides in Haddenfleld, and Is a mem
ber of the Camden county board of
taxation, recently, at a meeting of
the board, related how "Wilson did
a good turn for Harding,'' and evoked
some laughter. The lawyer said that
while on his way from Haddenfleld to
Audubon on Friday night, his auto
mobile broke down. While he was
trying to find the trouble a young
man came along, volunteered to help
him, found the trouble and got the
"What'a your name, goo3 friend?"
asked the lawyer.
"Wilson." replied the k'nd helper.
"Well, this Is one time when Wil
son aided Harding, and Harding will
do as much for Wilson, if the oppor
tunity ever comes."
This Harding Is a Democrat, and
the Harding Is a Republican.
Congress, says au exchange, will
noon be deprived of its last excuse
for doing nothing. And still, thde
It .are times when nothing is preferable
He contends that the
'golden age of oratory Is in the Im
mediate future, and its mightiest
battles are yet unwaged.'
"He believes 'there Is as much in
the manner of expression as In the
matter expressed,' and that "a speech
is a picture no less than a vocal ut
"He Is earnest and transparently
sincere does not talk for a living,
hence ran afford to be independent.
"He is epigrammatic as well as
Imaginative, logical as well as rhe
torical. Sometimes a sentence like a
rifle shot will take your hat off. and
then a musical note will caress every
nerve Into quietness. John Randolph
ot. Roanoke, did not surpass his
power of Invective and sarcasm. He
is seriously humorous, but never
tells a story tor the sake of the smile
"To hear him Is to believe him and
to believe In him, and remember him
and wish to hear him again."
o Idiom for Complaint.
Sam I saw you sitting between
two fat men on the trolley
morning. Weren't yon r-'
quecnd to death?
r.imer uh. I liaun t ::;';cv. i 'em
to allow one county
which niitht be disposed to do so,
to put a low levy and raise a small
amount of revenue In order to par
ticipate in the srhool lund to a larg
er extend than It was entitled to participate.
Said one: "One prominent socie
ty woman of the city, very recently
back from New York, says skirts are
not so short. Another equally prom
inent society woman come back say
ing skirts are very short. How are
the women to know? They had bet
ter strike a happy medium and lower
them. The women can't wear them,
of that I am sure."
Hull piled I p Eighteen Inches Deep.
Cusseta, Ga.. March 16. -Hall-stones
as large as guinea eggs fell
here for thirty minutes this after
noon. Hailstones are piled up eigh
teen inches deep In some places.
Window panes In homes, in churches,
and in the courthouse have been
broken. Some livestock is reported
killed. The storm broke at 3:. 10 p.
m. after a period of excessive heat.
A battery of big guns had Just
sent its message of destruction Into a
company of Germans at St. Mihiel.
and when the debris had settled all
to be observed were a few scraps of
gray cloth scattered about.
"Wow," ejaculated the supply of
ficer, "but there sure are a lot of
dead Jerries over there."
"I wouldn't go that far," replied
the conservative medical major, sus
picious like all or his ilk. -."i t if
I hey were my run nut' - j tne.
1 :irt ! u-.'.e'.'K ; .;. '.. C. i.i light ,
The board insisted that Commis
sioner lteasl.y remain at the head of
llii' welfare work in the slate, but as
lie is called out of the state am! will
It away lor some time, lie declined
to reconsider, The board, no less
than the state, realizes the splendid
service for Immunity which Mr. Beas
ley has been directing and it was,
therefore. Willi keen regret that his
resignation was accepted.
Mr. Beasley was the first commis
sioner elected after the office of com
missioner of public welfare was cre
ated by the legislature in 1917.
Those attending the meeting yes
terday were Wm. A. Blair, of Wlns-toii-Salem,
chairman; Carey J. Hun
ter, Raleigh, vice-chairman; A. V.
McAlister, Greensboro; Mrs. T. L.
Lingle. of Davidson College; Mrs.
Mrs. Woodward, of
Wilson; Dr. M. L. Kesler, of Thorn
asville, and Mrs. C. A. Johnson and
Miss Daisy Denson, of the Raleigh office.
(ioltlen liute the World VeetK
John D. Rockfeller. Jr., told mem
bers of the Men's Bible Class of the
Fifth Avenue Baptist church, N. Y.
City a few Sundays ago thifl the pre
cepts of the Golden Rule were never
so vital in the conduct of world af
fairs as today. It was one of the few
occasions since his resignation as
leader that Mr. Rockefeller has led
the class und the announcement that piess. of Marion
lie would take his old place yester
day brought out a capacity attend
ance. Mr. Rockefeller spoke on "The
Message of Christmas to Young
Men." He read the story of the birth
of Christ us n lilted in the Bible by
St. Luke and chose as the basis of
his remarks the words "Peace on
earth; good will to men."
Had mankind been inclined to obey
the Golden Rule, he said, much of
the bickering and self-seeking that
marked the Senate proceedings over
the peace treaty would have been
"Today," said Mr. Rockefeller,
'the easiest way Is too often taken.
There is not the painstaking labor
of the people or the world. This disconsolate waiter might
Mr. Rockefeller expressed his con- brighten t'P. adds the writer of the
virtion that the application of the essay. If he had the opportunity of
Golden Rule to labor troubles would
result in vastly better industrial con-
Soine Gifted Eaters.
Oji-ters and Oyster Eaters, tl
brief essay in the Manrhtster Guard
ian, contains the lament of a waiter,
who has served at every Colchester
oyster feast since 1902, over the de
generarj of the contemporary anpe
tite. "The rapacity of the guests ii
not what it used to be," said the
waiter. "I have often served four
teen dozen oysters to one man, and
manv guests would eat five or six
'dozen at the fei' t. Today few neonle
once marked the performance ' nif' than i wo and a half dozen."
"The labor forces of the country
are not seeking exorbitant wages ai
a class." he said, "but rather a rec
ognition of their manhood. I know
from personal experience that most
serving a customer like a man whom
Pvlllat-Sarvarin celebtates in his
"Physiologie du Gout." "When I
lived at Versailles," writes the
Frenchman, "I frequently met M.
Laperte, who was very fond of oys
ters, but who complained that he
could never get his fill of them. I
of the questions that arise between I determined to satisfy him for once
employer and emnlovee can be set-1 and Invited him to -dinner. I kept
I tied without trouble by fair "contract ' Wf with him up to the third doen
'jtiivceii the parties and a man-to-,'nd then allowed him to go on alone,
man consideration of the lssees In H swallowed oysters steadily for
i':. Me." i more than an hour, and I had to stop
In conclusion, Mr. Rockefeller said I bir.i after tho thirty-second dozen,
international differences minht also be had remarked that he was
jbe adjusted on th Golden Rule basis. J beginning to enjoy his treat. We
. mm ' th'M. dined, and Laperte acquitted
( W'lui ev r has r.o fixed npiuioi.s hiu; W. at is founded on truth stands htni'elf with the vicor and appetite
(no constant feelings. jv.hiic the world stands. j of a man who had been long fasting."