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ttRIPAY, APRIL 25, 1919
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The one thin you've always wished a cigarette
would do SATISFY.
Chesterfields do it. They touch the "smoke- t
spot' They let you know you're smoking. They
Yet, they are mild!
That's some combination for a cigarette to "put
But Chesterfields do it !
It's the blend, anew blend of pure Turkish and
Domestic tobaccos and the blend can't be copied.
Try Chesterfields today.
tobaccos Blended
The extra wrapper of glauina.
paper keeps 'em Fresh
Luzianne is roasted
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Here Is A Suggestion For Legislation
For North Carolina To Get
Busy With
By passing the workmen's health in
surance bill, the New York Senate has
just taken the most advanced legisla
tive action in the history of the Uni
ted States looking to the protection of
the working population against the
hazard of sickness.
The purpose of the bill as passed is
to conserve the health of the workers
by establishing, under state supervis
ion, funds jointly supported and man
aged by the employers and employees
out of which workers in time of tem
porary sickness will receive benefits
both in cash and medical care. These
benefits include a cash payment of
two -thirds of wages, up to $8 weekly,
during temporary illness or extended
disability not covered by workmen's
compensation, also medical and surgi
cal treatment and supplies, hospital
service, nursing attendance and dental
care, and in addition, a burial benefit
of $100.
There is a special provision for ma
ternity benefits. Working mothers and
wives of working men who . are insured
will be given pre-natal care and ade
quate medical and obstetrical and
nursing care at childbirth. For wage
earning mothers there is provided in
addition a cash maternity benefit for
two weeks before and six, weeks after
childbirth in order that . they may be
able to stop work at this time.
By making the health insurance sys
tem universal, with all profit-making
casualty companies eliminated, the
cost to the insured workers will be
only about 20 cents weekly in order
to secure the full cash and medical
benefits. Employers who share equally
with the workers in the cost, have
figured that their share will be about
1 per cent of the pay roll.
A prominent New York manufact
urer, in urging the passage of the bill,
declared that employers are now often
paying half-sick workers 100 per cent
wages for 50 per cent efficiency.
"The amount now expended by the
employer," he said, "because of sick
ness among his employees, for which
he gets no adequate return, is prob
ably as much as the premiums he
would have to pay under this work
men's health insurance bill which, as
far as our industry is concerned, can
not exceed one-half per cent of the
cost of our commodity."
The state merely bears the cost of
general administration as in work
men's compensation.
Free choice of physicians by the pa
tient is permitted, and, as passed, the
bill was amended to meet suggestions 1
of the medical profession designed to
safeguard their ethical and economic
In nine states legislative commis
sions have been studying sickness con
ditions with a view to health insurance
laws. Their reports unanimously show
appalling annual wage losses, ineffici
ency and dependency due to illness,
while medical facilities within the
reach of sick wage earners are every
where conspicuously inadequate. As
the Ohio Commission declares: "the
only just and effective solution of the
problem is health insurance legisla
The progressive Republicans and the
Democrats in the New York Senate
joined forces to bring about the victory
for the health insurance bill. In this
they were aided by the Governor, who
placed health insurance foremost
among pressing measures or recon
struction, and by the leading news
papers of the state. In the campaign
for the health insurance bill a power
ful 'array of civic, social service and
women's organizations, far-sighted
employers and physicians, together
with the State Federation of Labor,
worked as a unit for this legislation,
which they declared to be "the next
step following workmen's compensation."
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Private W. T. Beasley was In Thick
of It When The Armistice Was
I have" been, thinking for some time
of writing a letter to you. I am a Co
lumbia, N. C. boy and have lots of
friends .there and I cannot write to
them all so I take this" method of let
ting them hear from me if it doesn't
take too much space in your paper.
. I will tell of the last days of battle.
I have been over here about eight
months and have been up Against' some
pretty tough scraps. "We were in the
front line trenches on the "Vosges
mountains the last of September. "We
left from there and came to the Ver
dun front, one of the most famous
fronts of the world war. We marched
through town after town that was torn
and ruined by the Huns. We marched
through the shell-torn city of St.
Mihiel, the place where just a month
or two before the Yankee boys showed
the Huns what they were. We finally
reached Verdun where we spent a few
days in the largest dugout I ever saw.
One of them would hold over five hun
dred men. We were in support of the
322nd Infantry and on the evening of
the 9th of November we left our posi
tion and went up and relieved the
322nd in their front lines in an old
field, through an awful artillery fire.
Our platoon leader was wounded and
several of the men were killed and
wounded that night in our company.
We spent the night of November 10th
in the old German front line trenches
and at 6 o'clock on the morning of the
11th we went over the top.
Just after we left the trenches the
Germans laid an awfuj barrage. I was
in the front wave and as soon as- we
were through the artillery barrage the
Boche opened up an us with machine
guns. We were in an awful position.
The heavy barrage was slowly creep
ing up on us from the rear and the
machine guns in front of us so there
was only one thing for us to do and
that was to continue our advance, for
it would mean death to stop or go
back through the barrage. We ad
vanced about a mile and at eleven
o'clock when things . were looking
pretty bad for some one we were in a
hundred yards of the German reserve
line trench.
In 30 minutes we would have taken
the trench, but about that time the
good news reached us that Germany
had got enough and had signed the
armistice. Believe me, we were a
happy bunch of boys. We stayed there
for a few days and then marched back
to Nesle, France, where we are now.
We were on the hike 17 days. We are
now at Nesle and looking forward to
the happy days when we will reach
the grand old IT. S. A. and home.
Wishing my country many happy
years of peace and prosperity, I am,
Pvt. W. T. Beasley,
Co. A, 321st Infantry,
81st Division.
Corporal Roy Li. Woodard of the
16th Inft. 30th Division has returned
to his home on Cypress street after
one years service overseas.
From Foochow, China, comes this i
letter from R. E. Gardner, Foochow
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Candidate for
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Yout support will be appreciated
Gives The Real Reason For The Vic
tory Liberty Loan Paying
For a Dead Horse
Hon. Lewis B. Franklin,' Director of
the War Loan Organization of the
U. .S. Treasury Department, tells the
reason for the Victory Liberty Loan
conclusively. He says:
"We had promised the Allied war-
chiefs that we would have in France
by July of last year, 600,000 men. On
that -date we had a little over 1,900,
000. We had behind them nearly 2,
000,000 in this country under training
who would have been on the front be
fore July, 1919, and we had behind those
4,000,000 men as many more men as
were necessary to do the job.
"Four million men in France meant
at least 20,000,000 tons dead weight of
shipping to take care of them, and we
had that program under way and were
making our maximum output just
about the time the armistice was sign
ed. Twenty million tons of shipping
at present cost means just about $4,
000,000,000 or a little over.
"Did you know that those 2,000,000
men in France, who did so much to
bring the war to an end, had only one
small battery of American-made artil
lery behind them ; just 6he battery of
4.7 and a few big naval rifles! The
rest of the artillery used by the Ameri
can soldiers was made by Frenchmen
in France. But, on the way was a
great stream of guns and shells that
would have blown the German army off
the earth. But that stuff had just come
into large production in November,
1918. And it is for the deliveries on
that big peak of production that we
have to pay in December and January
and will have to continue to pay for
in February."
"Our program for tanks, of which few
got into action, was, I have been told,
to provide for a tank in 1919 for every
75 feet of the front."
"Those are some of the things that
cost money, and practically none of
those great supplies of artillery, of
shells or tanks, even of ships, practi
cally none of that stuff was ever used.
What an awful waste! We are asked
to pay for a dead horse that never
drew a load! It "is discouraging, pay
ing for something that is no good!
".Well, let's see if it's any good. Do
you realize that the German army was
never really routed; that except for
a little bit of a stretch down in Alsace
Lorraine it was never fighting on Ger
man soil? They were brave soldiers,
the German soldiers. They still had
millions of them on the Western front.
And yet they surrendered while they
were on foreign soil. They had a fleet
which had required years and years
and years to build and it flew the white
flag without firing a shot."
i 'z I
"I cannot believe that these great
stores of munitions were wasted. In
addition to the bravery of the Ameri
can doughboy that arrived in France
and got into action in numbers about
the 15th of July and turned the
tide and drove the Germans back,
in addition to his bravery and al
most reckless spirit of determina
tion, for which the praise can
not be too high, I say in addition
to that, I believe there was one other
factor that brought this war to an end
at least one year before the most op
tomistic of us had dared to hope for.
One other factor, and that was that
Germany, her general staff, knew that
hack of the few hundred thousand
Americans that really got into big ac-
tinr, anH hnclf of the 2.000.000 in
France, was another 2,000,000 ready;
and despite the fact that we had pracr
tically no artillery of American make
on the Western front, that there was
a great stream of American-made artil
lery on the way. And ii is my con
viction that the German staff knew that
if they prolonged that war into 1919,
they were inviting, not certain defeat,
but certain annihilation."
"We are asked to pay for things that
were never used; we are asked to pay
for shells that never were fired; for
cannon that never reached the battle
front, but we are asked to pay fpr those
things that helped in a major way to
brine this war to an end in 1918 in
stead of 1919. And the bringing of this
war to an end twelve months before
we could logically look f orit means that
we are asked to pay 'tor saving tne
lives of 100,000 or 200,000 American
boys who would have died on foreign
soil had the war continued another
year". ,.-WT
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Hawking is a favorite pastime In
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and their sides
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Color cuts no fig
ure in making' the
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tho grind of mac
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When the tough
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rubber that could
possibly be made for
Diamond Tread3
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But the sides of
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and those red sides
make Diamonds dis
tinctively beautiful.
Watch those red
Trailed Diamonds
they're rolling up
5,000 to 8,000 miles
for our customers as
often as any other
tires, and they
than most other

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