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    MARION PROGRESS
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A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTEREST OF THE PEOPLE OF McDOWELL COUNTY.
ESTABLISHED 1896.
MARION. N. C„ THURSDAY, DEC. 21. 1916.
VOL. XXI—NO. 17
. CERTIFICATE TO WEAVER
^Certificate Given Him Following
Dismissal of Britt’s Appeal
by Supreme Court.
Raleigb, N. C., Dec. 19. —Zeb-
ulon Weaver, democrat of Ashe
ville, is ipogressmao-elect for the
“Tenth'coDgressional district, suc
ceeding CoDgressman James J.
Britt, republican iocambent. Con-
gressman Weaver's certificate of
election wits issued late today by
"Governor Craij; following action
by the state Supreme court dis
missing Congressman Britt’s ap
peal from the decision by Judge
W. J. Adams who refused to grant
a writ of alternative mandamus to
compel the Buncombe county
board of canvassers to certify the
'vote of that county on the face of
the returns as they appeared on
’the night of November 9.
In political circles bere it is
taken for granted that Britt will
take the contest to the floor of the
House of Representatives,
Americans Killed When Subma
rine Sinks Transport.
'Tiondon, Dec^. 19.—Seventeen
American muleteers have been
killed and eleven of the crew of
the Britisn horse transport ship
liussian, which was sunk by a
submarine in the Mediterranean
on December 14. The British ad
miralty makes this announcement:
The empty westbound British
horse transport ship Russian was
sunk by a submarine in the Medi-
terraneati on the 14th. Eleven of
the crew were killed, including
the chief officer,the first officer and
the the second officer. Also seven
teen American muleteers were
killed. Their names have been
communicated to the American
consul.”
The transport Russian referred
to probably is the British steamer
of that name which sailed from
Newport News, November 16, for
Alexandria, Egypt, which would
be about due to return. Her net
tonnage was 5,753.
Credit Union For Hebron.
An enthusiastic Credit Union
meeting was held at Hebron, in
‘Crooked Creek township, Friday,
‘ December 15. Twenty-one people
subscribed for one or more shares
^ch. The following officers were
elected: J. M. Casey, A. Knight
C. L. Lytle, George Moffitt, J. J
Moffitt and J. P. Walker, board
of directors; Fred Mills, W. L
Moffitt and A. B. Burgin, credit
•committee; J. A. Burgin, J. M.
Gibson and W. T. Moffitt, super
vising committee. There will be
another meeting at one o’clock
Saturday, December 30, for the
purpose of adopting by-laws and
securing additional members. The
board of directors will meet at
12:45 o’clock and will elect from
their number a president, vice
president and secretary-treasurer
A credit union gathers together
the idle cash in a community and
uses it for developing the neigh
borhood instead of sending it off
to build up manufacturing enter
prises. It is a form of self help
and «s, someone has truly ^id
*‘farmers do not need gover^nment
aid so much as they need the spirit
and power to help themselves.”
The members of the faculty of
Hebron Collegiate Institute de
serve much credit for the part
they have taken io startmg this
credit union, which will no doubt
prove beneficial to that commun
ity.
Corn Club Wl|iner in Buncombe.
Asheyille, Dec 17.—Glenn Hoi
combe, of Candler, won first prize
in the Boys Corn Club contest,
held at the court house yesterday,
bis record being 124 17-31 bushels
from an acre. Edgar Black,
Weaverville, was second with 118
1-3 bushels. Jam^ Horton, of
Democrat, was third with a yield
of 112 3-4 bushels. The annual
meeting and award of prizes was
held at the court house here yes
terday and attracted boys an^ men
from all parts of the county.
The boys was awarded combina
tion prizes in cash and farm imple
ments valued at $25, $20 and $15
respectively, the prizes being
swarded by the county, the board
of trade and various merchants of
the city.
Radium As A Cure For Cancer A
Failure.
New York, Dec. 17.—After ex
haustive tests upon rats, mice and
guinea pigs the use of radium as a
cure for caucer and tumors has
been found to be a failure, accord
ing to the annual report of Dr.
Francis Carter Wood, head of the
Crocker Cancer Research Fund of
Columbia University, made public
tonight. For cases on which oper
ation is not possible radium is suc
cessful as a palliative only, the re
port states.
Tt is unquestionably possible
to prolong life in a few instances,”
Dr. Wood says, “and to make the
patients more comfortable by the
judicious and intelligent employ
ment of large quantities or radium.
On the other hand it is equally
certain that the use of smairquan-
tities say 20 to 50 milligrams of
radium element, often results in
a rapid extension of the tumor so
that the patient’s condition is worse
than if he had been left alone.”
Three Burned to Death in Canton
Fire.
Canton, Dec. 16.—JohnPenland
and two daughters, Mildred and
Laura, lost their lives while his
wife and son. Will, were seriously
burned when fire destroyed their
home about a mile from here last
night about 11 o’clock. Mr. Pen
land was about seventy years of
age, and the two daughters who
were burned to death were Mildred
aged twenty-one and Laura, aged
fourteen. The aged woman man
aged to save one son and one
daughter practically uninjured
but the father, who was trying
awaken his two oldest daughters
was caught in the flames and died
with them.
Summer School Chatter.
Superintendent A. T. Allen,
the Salisbury Graded Schools and
President of the North Carolina
Teachers’ Assembly, will be
member of the A. Summer
School during its six weeks session
next summer, according to Pro
fessor W. A. Withers.
Several plans are under way to
make this school one of great value
to those teachers and others en
gaged in rural work in the state.
NEWS FROM THE COUNTY
Brief Mention of Some of the Hap
penings in McDowell County—
Items About Home People.
HARMONY GROVE
Harmony Grove, Dec. 18. — James
Pyatt was a visitor here last Sanday.
Ferman Pyatt and Miss Blanddena
Morgan were happily married at the
Methodist parsonage at Nebo last Mon
day, Rev. J. A. Fry officiating. Their
many friends wish them a long and
happy wedded life.
Crawley yisited relatives at
Thompson’s Fork one day last week,
A nnmber of the yonng folks attend
ed a box snpper at Chapel Hill last
Saturday night.
James Pyatt of Marion has bought
his father's farm near Harmony Groye.
Floyd Lawing has accepted a position
at a hospital in Richmond, Va.
Robert Crawley has accepted a posi
tion with the Beaman Lumber company
At Marion Junction.
Veterans Get $4,980 in Pensions.
Clerk of Court Thomas Morris
has received from the State Treas
urer checks for the Confederate
veterans and their widows in this
county, the checks received amount
ing to $4,980. There are 151^ pen
sioners in the county this year, a
decrease of six since last December.
The pensioners are divided as fol
lows: One blind soldier who re
ceived $120; one second class, $60;
tw^b third class, at $48 each, 96;
eighty-six fourth class, at $32 each,
$2,752; and sixty-one widows, at
$32 each, $1,952.
The annual payment is made
just before Christmas every year,
ip order that the veterans may
have sufficient money to have a
happy Christmas.
Co-operation.
Contiibuted.
Many seem to think' that the
banks would object to the operation
of the Farm Loan Association.
Such is not the case because our
banks are manned by business men
who realize that, though it may
take a little of their business tem
porarily, the final result will be a
prosperity in which everyone,
banker as well as farmer will share.
The same may b«5 said of mer
chants and farmers cooperative en
terprises. The broadminded busi
ness man realizes that the greatest
ne^ of farmers is 'more coopera
tion. Not cooperation for the pur
pose of running the merchant out
of business as some seem to think
but for a more prosperous agri
culture and better conditions in
the country.
When first organized a farmers
club generally starts on something
very simple like saving two cents
on a pound of coffee or something
similar. Of course the time lost
is worth much more than the small
amount saved, but members learn
the fundamental principles of co
operation, and this leads to a big
ger and broader view, the two
cents is forgotten, and soon all
cooperate for better farming, bet
ter live stock, better homes, better
schools, better roads, better church-
a better community and a bet
ter county. As night follows day,
so true cooperation Is followed by
prosperity in which everyone
shares.
Provisions For North Carolina
Buildings.
Washington, Dec. 15.—The
Public Building bill, which was
introduced today, makes provision
for North Carolina postoffice pro
jects as follows:
Increases—Rockingham, $5,000;
Wadesboro, $5,000; Wilson, $75,-
000; Edenton, $25,000; Lenoir,
$30;000; Lumberton, $30,000;
Mount Airy, $55,000 for building
and $5,000 for site; Mount Olive,
$30,000.
New orojects—Albemarle,$8,000
Clinton, $5,000; Dunn, $7,000;
Louisburg, $6,000; Marion, $6,000
Sanford, $7,000; Williamston,
$5,000.
STATE NEWS OFTH^ WEEK
Items Concerning Events of In
terest and Importance Through
out ^e State.
Fomr prisoners, one white man
and three negroes, in jail at States
ville, made their escape Monday
evening and had not been caught
at last reports.
Gov. Craig has appointed Albert
L. Cox of Raleigh successor to
Judge Cooke. Judge Cox is a
member of the National Guard and
is now at home from the border on
furlough.
Game well Smith, acred four,
was instantly killed and his father,
Barnett Smith, a merchant of
King’s Mountain, and the latter’s
wire, were badly bruised Sanday
evening when Smith’s car turned
oyer a mile from Gastonia. Mr.
and Mrs. Jason Fry, also of King’s
Mountain, who were riding with
them, were more or less seriously
injured.
The Statesville Landmark says
Postal Clerk W. B. Garrison, En-
geneer John W. Cline and Fireman
Easnest Allison, all victims of the
Elmwood wreck on the morning of
Thanksgiving Day, are still in
Statesville hospitals, the first
named at Billingsley and the two
latter at Long’s Sanatorium. All
are improving. Mr. Cline, who
is able to walk a little on crutches,
hopes to go to his home in Ashe
ville this week.
Yuletide Again.
The Yuletide season is with us
again. It is with us, but not of
us, for much Of the earth knows
little of joy today. Upon many
millions of people the sun shines
as brightly as in the days of old,
but its lustre is dimmed by the
shedded blood of suffering human
ity. The benign smile of the Di
vine One is as tender and as loving
as when the world was young, but
the twentieth century finds too
many in the human race bent
upon pleasure, and profit, and
revenge, and forgetful of the beau
ties of life as seen through eyes
that are better and holier than
ours.
It is with this knowledge that
these people of our little communi
ty 'approach the Yuletide time,
when all should be sunshine, and
of
The Paper Situation.
Charlotte Observer.
The North Carolina newspaper
men in Washington at least suc
ceeded in catching the attention of
the Federal Trade Commission and
the manufacturers. The under
standing of Mr. Varner and other
members of the committee was
that the commission was not in
clined to go to the botton of the
situation and therefore the interest
of the Department of Justic was
solicited. There was some appro-
priatenesss, at least, in going to
that department. Meantime, the
'^^orth Carolinn Press Association
appears to be hanging on to the
idea of establishing a co-operative
fsictoj*y for the manufacture of
paper, and it begins to look like
an enterprise of this sort is quite
certain to grow out of the agita
tion.
Rev. Wm. H. Moore spent the
week-end in Wilmington, where he
preached Sundsi^.
Use Red Cross Seals.
The fight against tuberculosis
in North Carolina is growing
stronger and more determined
every year. Much progress has
been made rh recent years toward
the provention and treatment of
this dreaded malady, and there is
ground for hope that someday this
fearful disease, which every year
claims thousands of valueable lives,
can be eradicated.
What has proven an effective
means of combating j^berculosis is
the plan^ originated by the State
Department of Health, of selling
Red Cross Seals every year just be
fore Christmas. Seventy-five per
cent of the money received from
the sale of the seals is soent in
fighting the disease in the commu
nity where the seals are sold.
The good women of Marion have
glad'Dess and joy. Bat if we may done much good in the past for ttie
not s^way the rest of the the world,
if our voice be not heard beyond
confi||B of our own fireside, we
yet may look upward with a feel
ing of gladless and thanksfulness
that the horrors that are engulfing
the rest of the world have at least
passed us by.
We may be thankful that we
have even an hour of peace and
prosperity for our country, though
no one knows when the withering
hand of the blight of the century
may be spread over our own fair
land.
Let us be joyful today, but let
us mingle that joy with compas
sion for the stricken ones of other
lands, to whom the Yuletitk season
is bot tt mockery and an agonizing
delusion.
care and relief of sufferers in this
locality, and they are again offer
ing the public an opportunity to
assist in this htimane work. Red
Cross seals have been placed on
sale at drug stores and other places
business in town. Those who par-
chase these seals will aid in a gmt
work for the alleviation of human
suffering.
French Capture Many Germans
Paris, Dec, 18.—French forces
haye captured 11,^7 German
prisoners on the Verdnn front
since December 15, according to
an announcement by the war office
today.
Newspaper Facing Problem.
The retail price of news print
paper has i^reased from two to
three times what it cost six months
ago, and where it will stop no one
can tell. Many newspapers sre
advancing their advertising and
subscription rates to meet the ad
ditional expense; others will be
driven to make an increase if the
cost of material keeps soaring. The
public has no idea of the supreme
difficulties facing the newspaper
publishers. Sabscribers can ie-
lieve the situation, and help them
selves in the lonior run, by paying
np promply what they are dae.
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