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Unanimously Chosen to Head
Red Cross "Work For Anoth?
er Year?Report Shows A
Great Work Having Been
Done by the Women.
The annual meeting of the- Tazc
well County Chapter of the Ameri?
can Red Cross was held last Satur?
day afternoon in the Court House.
The attendance was nothing like it
should have been. For some rea?
son a large number of the Red Cross
workers in the town and community
failed to attend the meeting.
What the meeting lacked in num?
bers it made up in enthusiasm. Mr.
J. W. Chapman, who has been County
President of the Red Cross sinco its
organization, presided at the meet?
ing and Mrs. Coralie Harman, who
has been secretary for the past year,
acted as secretary of the meeting.
Reports were read from the branch
chapters of the county, and in every
instance the reports showed that real?
ly wonderful work had been perform?
ed by the women workers. The num?
ber of garments made, and the mon?
ey collected was most gratifying to
all who were present.
Mr. Chapman made a .short ad?
dress at the meeting, in which ho
briefly outlined the work of the Red
Cross for the coming year, and re?
viewed its accomplishments for the
year past. He paid his respects to
certain men .in this county who have
attempted to discredit the work of
the heroic women. He said that a
report had reached him that certain
individuals had stated that a great
deal of the work of the ladies was
for nought?that many of the arti?
cles over which they had labored
were thrown away at headquarters,
and that the main object in calling
on the women to knit and prepare the
surgical dressings, etc., was to instill
patriotism. Of course the vicious ig?
norance of any person who would cir?
culate reports of this kind is hardly
worthy of notice.
Officers For 1918-'19.
The following officers were unani?
mously chosen for the next year:
Chairman, Mr. J. W. Chapman.
Vice-Chairman, Miss Mnyola Gil
Assistant Vice-Chairman, Mrs. C.
,R. Brown.
Secretary, Miss Mary Brown.
Treasurer, Mr. T. A. Repass, Jr.
Chairman Surgical Dressing De?
partment, Mrs. P. D. Johnston.
Assistaat, Miss May Brown.
What the Red Cross Has Done.
Following is a list of the articles
jmade and reported by the Tazcwell
County Chapter during the past year,
ending "July 1:
902 Sweaters.
790 pairs of socks.
70 helmets.
27 Scarfs. I
195 pairs of wristlets.
1,038 bed shirts.
609 pajnma suits.
1118 shoulder capes.
9 convalescent robes.
13 bed jackets. ?
231 sheets.
561 pillow cases.
87-1 towels.
196 napkins.
32,381 surgical dressings.
361 Christmas packages.
172 comfort kits.
48 comfort pillows.
The Home Service Department.
The Home Service Department of
the American Red Cross has been or?
ganized for the county with Mr. T.
R. Peery as chairman. All informa?
tion of our county soldiers at the
front will come through .him. Get
in touch with Mr. Peery, or other
members of the committee if you de?
sire information.
Mrs. Doran, sent out from Wash?
ington in the interest of the Home
Service Work, will be at Tazewell
next Sunday. The place and hours of
her address will be known later.
How to collect army insurance up?
on the death of a soldier, how to get
the government relief allotment for
the dependents of soldiers and the
various phases of reconstruction work
to be put in operation throughout the
United States will be discussed. The
public is urged to attend.
A Red Cross Unit has been organ?
ized on Cavitt's Creek and will begin
work Thursday of this week. Pros?
pect is fine for good work over there.
What the Colored Red Cross Work?
ers Have Done.
The colored Red Cross Au^iliury
has made the following report for
work done up to July 17, 1918:
Financial Report.
Membership money.$48.00
Silver Tea Party, . G.70
Public School Fund. 6.57
Sale of coffee at Fair.15.00
Second Red Cross War Fund,. 36.00
TOTAL.SI 11.33
Articles Made.
45 towels, 12 pillow cases, 7 nap?
kins, 7 sheets, 50 sweaters, 52 tow?
Paid Miss Jessie Graham ?12.00 to
be used for Christmas packages.
"Aunt" Emily Holly Makes Record.
When it comes to knitting sweaters
for the soldier boys, we believo the
record here is held by "Aunt" Emi?
ly Holly, the well known colored wo?
man. Up to yesterday she had knitt?
ed eighteen sweaters, which were
turned over to Mrs. O'Kceffc's knit?
ting unit. "Aunt" Emily makes her
home with Mr. und Mrs. Jeff Ward,
and has done all this extra work for
the lovo of her country, and without
hope of reward. It is said that she
hus been advised to charge for her
work, but "Aunt". Emily keeps on
knitting and every stitch she weaves
into a sweater will help to keep
warm some American boy who has
gone across the water to fight that
she may live in peace and happiness.
The Home Service Committee
The following named persons are
the officers of the Home Service Com?
mittee of the Tnzewell County Chap?
ter of the Red Cross:
T. R. Peery, Chairman, Tazewell.
H. G. McCall, Vice-Chairman.
Mrs. IL G. McCall, Secretary.
Mrs. Coralie Herman, Assistant
The family of any soldier in service
needing any assistance of any char?
acter will communicate with any of
the above named, and the matter will
at once receive the attention of the
Ann Dickcrson, a well known and
worthy colored woman, died at her
home Tuesday, after a long illness
of heart trouble and other complica?
tions. She was 79 years of age.
The funeral and burial took place
yesterday. ?
Of seven children, only two, Alex
and Robert, survive. She was a na?
tive of Lexington, Vo. Her hus?
band, Richard Dickenson, who died
years ago, was a native of Richmond.
"Aunt" Ann was popular with her
people and respected by the white
people of this town. She was a con?
sistent member of the Methodist
church. The funeral was conducted
by the pastor, Rev. W. H. Brown.
I have a two-year old sow ami 8
pigs nearly a month old for salg fit
$100 for the lot. J. A. Crockett, R.
F. D. No. 1, Tazewell, Va.
Government Will Furlough Men
Now in Camp to Help Har?
vest the Crops if You Are
in Need of Assistance.
Mr. G. M. Inrruui, from the U. S.
Department of Labor, was in Taze?
well this week. He is traveling ex?
aminer of the U. S. Employment Ser?
vice. He authorizes the statement
that the authorities nt Camp Lee, by
direction of the War Department,
have a large number of men, re?
cruits, that are available for help on
the farms of the State. These young
men ore given furloughs without pay
for 30 or GO days, to work on the
farms during the busy season, the
farmer paying them the wages usual
in the neighborhood.
All the farmer wanting help has
to do is to secure form No. 1035
from the local board, fill in blank, |
stating number of men wanted, wag
is paid, etc., and forward same to;
Furlough Officers, Camp Lee, and |
men will be sent. Only new recruits ;
ire sent out. For obvious reasons
joys who arc well drilled, and far
llong in their work, are not sent, as :
they may be called for overseas du
ly at any time. For obvious reasons ;
ilso, the young men arc not given'
furloughs for a longer period than
30 days. These men are available
iow for hay harvest, the threshing
season, and later for saving the corn
:rop. There need be no wastage of
yops for want of help now. If you
iced help get one of these blanks
Tom the local board, fill it out, and
tend it in. I
On Saturday, the 13lh of July, the.
mnual meeting of the Tazewell Conn
;y Chapter of the American Red Cross
was held at the Court House. The;
necting had been advertised for two
iveeks in the two papers published at
razewell. Every Auxiliary or branch
>? the Chapter was represented at
:he meeting and had reports of the
year's work, antl the work of the
.vhole chapter was reported on and
liscusscd, but less than five per cent.
>f the membership at Tazewell was
present at this meeting. There are
some very active and earnest work
in in the Tazewell organization, and
jpon these rests the wdiole burden
jf the organization. These were pres
snt, interested in the work and taking
part in the meeting.
Apparently the great majority oi
aur people seem to think that when a
member of the Red Cross Society
uays his annual dues of one dollar,
lie has discharged in full his whole
;luty in this war in which our coun?
try Is involved. We should hate to
think that this apparent want of in?
terest on the part of our people was
due to a want of patriotism or to n,
lack of interest in the welfare and
comfort of our Uoys who are now in
this war, but we are at a loss to know
why the great majority of our people
seem to feel so little interest, in the
great work of the Red Cross. Won?
der how our boys who are offering
their lives in this war would feel if
they were told that their friends at
home were too much engaged in their
private affairs and social duties to
give any, or but little, of their time
to the Red Cross at Tazewell?
Patriotism doesn't consist alone in
shouting for the flag or applauding
patriotic speeches; it is worth but
little unless founded on service.
The Home Service of the Tazewell
County Red Cross, which was recent
lv organized here will not as ? clear?
ing house for soldiers families in
Tazewell county in keening the fam?
ilies informed as to the condition of
the men in Franco and in the camps
at home. If your hoy, brother, hus
bqnd or father is wounded in France
and you are unable lo get informa?
tion, call on the Home Service sec?
tion. Provision has been hiu.dc by
Hie Government whereby the infor?
mation regarding the condition of
any soldier in the service can be se?
cured and that quickly.
It is especially desired that families
of soldiers in Tuzewell county who
need advice on legal matlors con?
nected with soldiers pay, allotments,
etc., appeal to this committee, who
will give such matters prompt atten?
tion. If misfortune befalls the fam?
ily of a man in the service, it is the
duty of this committee to render what
assistance it can.
Any person in the county who can
be served will be given the desired'
information by calling this office. Our
phouu number is 31.
Floyd Domithun, of Falls Mills, a.
TV.zcwoll county soldier in France, i
was wounded in action about the mid?
dle of June, according lo a message
from Washington received by Mrs.
Doathan at Falls Mills Tuesday. The
message only conveyed the informs-1
tion that the soldier was wounded.
Prpf. J. J. Lincoln, for three years
principal of the Graham School, died
at his home in Graham Tuesday j
morning. The remains wore taken to
the old home in Rockingham county j
on Wednesday for burir.l. Resides a'
wife, he is survived by two sons. ?
Prof. I Lincoln's death was duje w i
heart, trouble. He had been in poor'
health since the beginning of thai
year, and had been compelled to give!
up work. He was about fifi years ofl
age, a man of culture and successful
Bchool man. He will be missed from
Tazewell school force.
Cant, Victor R. Gillcspic, who is
spending the summer here, lectured,
to the Tazewell Rifles Tuesday night,
on guard mounting, one of the mostj
important features of military train-1
inir. His lecture waa very explicit,
and showed that he had a thorough
knowledge of the subject. He ban
promised lo give other leetuies lo the
home company during the summer.
Captain Gillcspic will bo a member of
the faculty of Virginia Military In- j
slitule the coming year.
An unprecedented hail storm swept
over the eastern section of the coun?
ty last Friday, doing damage to the
ci ops and gardens. The Eastern part I
of this county and ns far north ns
Princeton, in Eastern Carolina ami
as far us to Washington City, the
papers reported great dnnv.go to the
crops. The effects was felt in this
immediate community in n decided
fall in the temperature. On Rlue
.stonc corn was greatly damaged in
the path of the storm.
The County Medical Society met
here Wednesday. Dr. R. B. Gillespie,
physician at Jewell Ridge, President
of the Society, was present.
Only routine business wan trans?
acted. Arrangements were mndo for
the annual meeting of the Society
here in August. Mrs. Gillcspic ac
compnnied her husband as far as
Tazewell, nnd continued hcv journey
to Ronnokc. The two daughters of
Mrs. S. W. Williams, and Miss Gould,
who have been guests of Mrs. Gil?
lespie at Jewell Ridge, also returned
to their homes.
One Institution Sells More War
Stamps Than All Others Com?
bined?Ta/.ewell P. O. Also
Mukes Pine Showing.
In the War Savings Stamps drive
in the county, The Hank of Graham,
of which Mr. It. K. Crockott is cash?
ier, 1ms made a record for Ihe coun?
ty. The ruport furnished Col. J. 11.
Buyer, county director, shows that
thiu hunk has sold ?104)07.26 in War
Savings Stumps and Thrift Stumps.
Tho repor/. of sales of both WitT
Savings Stamps and Thrift Stum;
to July 1st is as follows for the dif?
ferent banks named:
Bank of Graham.$10,215.00
First National Pocahontas, . O'/O.OO
First National, Richlnnds, .. 075.00 I
Richlnnds National. 1,210.001
Total Bales.$13,862.26 1
The Tazewoll postofflco has made a
record in thrift stamp sales ns coin
pared with the rest of the county.
There has been a total or $73,000.80
in cash sales ill the county since the
beginning of the campaign. Of this
number the Tazawell office bus sold
$31,089.22. The other 34 postofficos
in the county have sold the balance,
$41.087.03. Other :eiles have been:
made in the county through the bunks
outside of Tat-Jwell, but no record of
these has been obtained. It is eslt
mated thnt there are about 2,200 per- I
sons served from the Tazcwell post
office, including the !(!?! mail boxes
on Routes one and two. This makes
a pro rata of cash sales, regardless
of pledges, of about SM for each man,
woman and child in this district. The
quota, ill Order to obtain the full
amount of $550,000 is only $20 per
Postmaster Buchanan and his as?
sistant, Mr. William::, have done all
the work of registering these stamp
sules without outside assistance,
which is "going some."
In order that the public may have
correct information, and to correct
rumors based oh inaccurate Informa?
tion, the names of all pei.ioiH who
have loaned their money to our Gov?
ernment in this hour of dire need, will
be published, and also the amount,
thus loaned by each individual. We
wish to make u full and complete re?
port, and to do so, we ask all hold?
ers of War Savings Stumps to the
value of $5.00 or more, bought, before
July 1, 1018, und not reported on
pledge card, und who have not bud
their names registered at the post
offices authorised to register them,
to notify us on or heforu Wewnusday,
July 24th, of the amount, and in
whose name held.
The following poslofftccs are au?
thorized to register stamps: Taze
well, North Tazcwoll, Grahnm und
Pocahontas and Richlanda. Those
who have had their mimes registered
at these offices need not report. We
will get this information from tho
By direction of Col. T. B. McAdnms,
Stnte Director of War Snviugn
Committee. '
Directors for Tnzewell County.
Music is music. Good mimic sounds
better and that is just what you have
when you buy an Edison machine;
yes, I will even say that it its the
best reproduced music. Save money
by gutting an Edison now. II. W.
Pobst will gladly give you a cata?
Mr, Inman, whoso visit to tho com?
munity is mentioned elsewhere h\
this paper, owns und operates a large
farm in Sussex county cf several
thousand acres. Ho states that he
has been using a corn cutting machine
for three years, drawn by a small
tractor, winch does the work of about
live or six men, one man to drive and
one to set up the corn, will do about
eight, acres a day.
The machine cost $110.00 throe
years ago, but is, of course, some
higher now. The machine cuts one
row at a time, and binds tho corn in?
to bundles. The only draw-back and
that of not much consequence, is that
tho machine knocks ofT an ear of corn
now ami then. Tho machine can be
drawn by horses but. the draft is
heavy. Mr. Inman says that a team
of three good horses will handle the
cutter all right. There are different
makes and sizes of the machine made,
but a light machine is not advisable,
file heavier a machine tho steadier,
Ulld the fewer ears of corn will be
jarrfed oil*. Mr. lnman's tractor is a
tt: h. p. Ho says the Fordson trac?
tor, exhibited here by the Tnzewcll
Motor Company, will handle the cut?
ter to n T. The corn cutter is used
by nearly, if not iplite all of the
large farmers on tho big river bot?
toms, and has gone far to solve the
labor problem at corn cutting time.
Miss Jena Witten and Rev. Q. A.
Conoly were married here on Monday
afternoon. The bride is a daughter
of Joseph and Sallie Witten, well
known and highly respected colored
people of this town.
The groom is from the West Indies
and ia now a divinity student at Yale
University. The ceroinouy waa per?
formed by Rev. W. ll. Hrown, pastor
of the colored Methodist church. The
bride and groom left Immod'nlcly af?
ter the marriage for the North.
A report bus been in circulation
here for two or three weeks that L.
T. McGuiro. Mess Sergeant of Co.
D, ai7th Infantry, had boon killod In
France. The report la untrue. Her !
gvr.nt McGuiro In not on the firing
line, and wIM likely not he on account ,
of his office, Pry no altenlloii to re?
ports you hear on I he street.
meeting closed.
Row. Mr. Bui'leigll, the evangelist,
closed bin meeting at llnrman's chap?
el Monday night with his famous
lecture on the Kaiser. A collection,
amounting to $12.00 wns taken for
the Red Cross.
The meeting I'OSultud in 4C profes?
ING machine:
Mr. Ceo. W. Wynn was here Tues?
day and asked that the report that
ho had rented out his threshing ma?
chine bo corrected. He has not rent?
ed it, and will operate it> himself this:
season, giving it his personal atten?
tion. While hero Tuesday be joined
the Thresher Club, recently organiz?
ed in the county.
Tuesday, July 28, Jack Piekford in
"Jack and Jill. Paramount Star tea
Wednesday, July 24, "Tho Eternal
Combat?Temptation," a spectacular
pictorial spectacle?a story based on
Eugenics. Matinee 2:80. Night, 8:80.
Thursday, July 25th, Mary Piek?
ford in "Amarilly of Clothe:; Line Al?
ley," an attractive Arternfl produc?
tion. Matinee and night.
Saturday, July 27th, Nell Shipmnn
and William Duncan, supported by
an all star cast in "Cods Country and
the Woman," a greater Vilagraph
special. Matinee and night._
$1.50 PER YEAR
German Army Strikes Obstacle
in American Army on the
Mai ne?Message Says That
Counter-Offensive Ilcgan
The grunt Gorman offensive, which
began last Monday on a TiO-inilu front
bus resulted in little guins on tho
part of the German army.
In the sectors guarded by Ameri
chn troops most vicious lighting has
boon in progress nil week, and the
American soldiers have distinguish?
ed themselves by bravery and per?
severance. Many acts if heroism are
recorded in the papers. It Is too enr
ly yet to base nu opinion on tho
probable outcome of tho German of?
Thp War Department advises tho
people not to be too optimistic, of the
outcome of the situation on tho west?
ern front. Thoro nre thousands of
American boys in tho bnltlo that in
raging today, and tho possible out?
come is anxiously awaited by tho
mothers and fathers of these bravo
Yesterday afternoon the News wir?
ed the RoanoKO World-News for tho
latest war bulletin, and received in
reply a message stating THAT THE
is taken to mean that General Foch,
the commander of the Allied Armies,
has concluded that, the time is ripe
for smashing tho German hrmios on
the oWostern front.
Mr. F. X. Credle, social service
Boeretary of the Y. M. C. A., sta?
tioned at Camp Wheeler, On., has
bee in Ta'/.owcil I lie past week tho
guest of W. .). Hurris in Thompson
Valley anil D. H. Duniel ul llorsepen.
Mri Credle will make u short address
tolling of the "Y." work at tho New
'1 In;,Ire Saturday night, and in the.
Methodist church, at Sunday School
on Sunday morning.
One of the greatest men in Amer?
ica today hud thill to nay about music
the other duy when he was talking
to a huge audience In New York
Cily, "Some of you have been told
that music is n non-osiicnUnl. My
views pri that subject uro probably
well 1 nown to you. The time is not.
fur distant when mujic will bo recog?
nized as a greater essential than the
books. Don't let anybody mnko you
beueve l hat. music is non-essential.
Merchants who boII good musical In?
struments nre performing a useful
service to tho Nation."
Mr. Thomas A. Edison l.as perfect?
ed the most wonderful musical In?
strument on the market today. Tho
quality, tone and volume are nil un?
surpassed. His new Velvet Surfnco
Records are just now coming on tho
market. You cannot honu the slight?
est surface noise or scratch about tho
new records. Due to the high cost of
labor and material these, machines
will advance in price Oil August 1st;
the records will not ndvance in price.
With this knowledge in view you arc
able to save money If you purchuso
a machine at tho old price Cheer up
thu home this winter with real music.
Edison Dealer, Ta/ewoll, Va.
Inspired by the "Legend of the
Photographed on the'Island of Santa
Cruz in the Pacific Ocean.
Swimming, Diving, and Dancing by
Scores of Beautiful Sea Maids in En?
chanted Ocean Caves, on Phantom
Haunted Shores?Diving From Sea
Cliffs a Hundred Feet High.
Mid-night Torch Dance of the Sea
Fairies Bewilders With its Beauty. No
Other Scene Like it.
A Picture That Blows the Salt Spray in
Your Face?Greatest Spectacle of the Sea Ever
Conceived by Man.
Admission: ^Orchestra, 25 and Fr
15 and 25c. Matinee 2:30; JVya.
JULY 20, 1918
To The Public Concerning "SIRENS OF THE SEA:
It Has Been Brought to the Attention of the Manager of the New Theatre That Opposition to
the Film, "Sirens of the Sea," has Developed in Certain Circles in Tazewell, The Manager De?
sires to Say That Before Booking This Picture He Made a Special Trip to see it Screened, Not
That He Expected to Witness a Vulgar Display of Nudity, But That He Might Appraise at First
Hand One of The Most Extensively Advertised and Highly Praised Motion Pictures Yet Produced,
With a View to Booking it For The New Theatre. The Beauty and Magnitude of the Picture
so Impressed Him That He at Once Wrote the Producing Company Asking For Terms.
"Sirens of the Sea" is Not a Conventional Picture. But Among its Hundreds of Scenes There
is Not One That is Base or Vulgar. It Might Shock the Provincial Puritan or The Palmaceous
Prude Who Parades a Veneer of Super-Delicacy or Over-Refined Sensibilities (and Keeps His,
Business Eye Peeled in Windy Weather) But it Will Only Charm and Delight Those to Whom
Semi-Nudity Does Not Necessarily Mean Vulgarity. The Motive of The Picture is Pure. No
Nude Figures, No Vampires. Its Appeal is Not to the Base But to the Best in Normal Human
A Southern Poet Has Said That "Music is Beauty in Search of a Word." The Film, "Sirens
of the Sea," is the Result of a Camera's Search For The Beauties of the Ocean in Storm and
Calm. The Story Has Two Themes: The Ocean and the Triumph of Pure Love.
i'es of The Ocean and Shore Line are Marshalled With a Sweep and Artistry Never Ex
Motion Picture.; 'vT-he Love-Scenes are Portrayed with Extreme Delicacy.

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